Aug 11, 2011

Abby Update

It's time for some self-promotion!  If you have an e-reader or a subscription to Fantasy Magazine, you can read my non-fiction article about magical talismans throughout human history in the August 2011 issue.
Fantasy Magazine August 2011 cover
Fantasy Magazine - August 2011
If you're in the mood for a podcast, Comic Dish interviewed me about working as a contract artist in episode #152.

My latest book illustrations can be viewed in the Smartboys Club #5: My Stomach Explodes, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and more.

I'm designing and animating characters featured for Moon Haven, an MMORPG in BETA stage.

If you own an iPhone, iTouch, or iPad, look for Tune Hopper, a cute musical game featuring a lot of my artwork.

Earlier this year (sorry for some slightly old news), my short story "A Taste of Time" was published in episode 287 of Escape Pod, a podcast magazine of science fiction.

I will be attending Armadillocon in Austin, Texas.  If you're attending, drop me an email or leave a comment here!

In other news:  I'm moving to a condo in a different part of the city, along with my dog.  I look forward to a nice new environment and neighborhood!

Writing update:  I'm beginning to shop around my novel "City of Slaves," Book 1 in the Torth series.  I'm also making some minor edits to Books 2, 3, and 4 in the series, in preparation for writing Book 5.  I'll probably start that project in the fall of this year, and I'm really looking forward to writing a new novel, despite the nerve-wracking uncertainty of having completed more than half of my dark science fiction series without a publisher or agent involved.  The Torth series is projected to end with a total of six books.  I hesitate to set a firm date (it seems silly without a publisher), but it looks like I'll finish writing this series in 2013.

If you'd like to give my series a try, let me know!  I'm giving away free e-books in PDF format.  I also have some old hard copies (printed manuscripts) lying around.  They're an older version, but the same story about mind readers, their alien slaves, and five humans torn from their ordinary lives and forced to survive on another world, where keeping a secret can mean death.

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