It is my pleasure to announce that SOULMATES, by Mike Resnick and myself, is part of a special sale!
From between the 20th of April until the 20th of May, if you purchase the Amazon ebook of SOULMATES for $6.99, you will be reimbursed with a $10 coupon by publisher, Phoenix Pick, to be used on ANY ebook within their online catalogue or put it towards a paperback bundle purchase (when buying it directly from the publisher’s website)!
To find out details about how you can claim your $10 coupon, click on this link or copy and paste the below link into your browser:
We are starting to get some amazing reviews on Amazon, and if you feel so inclined to buy our book, consider leaving us a review once you’ve finished reading it. It helps raise exposure for SOULMATES, which helps us poor starving authors make even more sales. *grin*
For more information on the book, including back cover detail, table of contents and reviews, click on my SOULMATES pagefrom my Publications submenu!
Below are pictures of some of the amazing artwork our stories/novelettes have garnered over the years (you can find many more images on my Covers & Illustrations page), the awards we have won, and the book’s first sighting at Worldcon in Kansas last year (2016!). (Yes, that is Robert Silverberg talking to the publisher, Shahid Mahmud in that photo!)
“Soulmates” (“Spriaznené Duše”) Mike Resnick & Lezli Robynová, appeared in FANTÁZIA magazine. Translated by Michal Jedinák. Illustrated by Juraj Mandel. (Slovakia, May 2010)
“Anne-droid of Green Gables” by Lezli Robyn, appeared in the CLASSICS MUTILATED anthology by IDW. Edited by Jeff Connor. Illustration by Mike Dubisch. Cover by Menton3. (United States, September 2010.)
Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn
“Soulmates” (“Bratnie Dusze”) by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn, appeared in NOWA FANTASTYKA. Translated by Elżbieta Gepfert. Illustrated by Rafal Szlapa. Cover by Craig Shields. (Poland, November 2009)
“Benchwarmer” (“L’Escalfabanqueta”) by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn, appeared in CATARSI magazine. Translated into the romance language Catalan by Alfons Boldú and Carmen Acuña. Cover and illustration by Ion Ander Ramirez. (Spain, November 2013)
Phoenix Pick Book Display (including Soulmates, by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn)—Worldcon (Kansas City, Missouri)
For those who want to buy SOULMATES–I hope you enjoy it. It means you get a couple extra books for free! What is not to love about this deal?
Last weekend I went to my first Readercon, where the Dealers Room was actually labeled The Bookshop, because it only contained–you guessed it–books. (Including two I am in by Baen: Mission: Tomorrow, andGalactic Games!) I absolutely loved seeing so many books in the one large room. 🙂
It was an absolute pleasure to catch up with Neil Clarke, publisher/editor of Clarkesworld, where I sold my first ever short story, and to have dinner with editor/writer, Alex Shvartsman, who is editing the latest Phoenix Pick anthology Humanity 2.0.
I am proud to say I kept writing throughout the weekend, even managing to complete a 1500 word scene while working our table on Sunday! I was also incredibly chuffed that by the end of the con there was only one copy of our first Arc Double book left, which pairs two novellas byJoe Haldemanand Gregory Benford. (This book series is my first idea for Phoenix Pick to come to fruition, so I want it to sell well!)
While I was too busy 90% of the time to attend any of the panels, I did drop into the I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue panel at just the right time on Saturday night to see the panelists (including GOH Catherynne Valente) sing the lyrics of one song to the melody of a very different type of song, to most hilarious effect. And yes, I recorded it for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! The last song is a real pearler! 😉
Panelists (from left to right):
Max Gladstone: Lyrics of Beyoncé’s SINGLE LADIES, sung to the theme of NEVERENDING STORY.
Did you know I’m going on my first ever cruise on December the 4th-9th this year? At the moment I’m in the middle of deadlines (in the Day Job and as a writer), so I’ve only been sticking my head up out of the water to create this website, work or play at conventions…or rupture eardrums while battling a month-long case of pneumonia (wee!). But I added a page to my website about the cruise (which launches from Miami), and wanted to let my writer friends know, because not only could they bunk with another student to save on costs, bring several guests with them, or simply hang out with meeeeeee on the beautiful beaches of the Bahamas,there is this totally awesome workshop faculty they can learn how to get published and have one-on-one meals with:
I already love my job—I mean, I create books. What’s not to love?—but to be able to help run a writing workshop on the Norwegian Sky cruise ship is the icing on the cake. This will be its fifth year running(!!!), and is limited to only 22 students, so it makes for a much more interactive learning environment. Combine that with the chance to make story sales (to Galaxy’s Edge), and being able to network in exotic location.. now wonder it’s called Sail to Success!
I have to get my head out of the clouds and get to some real work, but click here to find out more or learn how to sign yourself up!
In my role as Assistant Publisher for Arc Manor (which publishes Phoenix Pick books and theGalaxy’s Edge magazine) I have the pleasure of bringing words to life in the form of new books. Well, here is my first project as Concept Designer: Arc Doubles!
This book series brings back a popular format by Ace Books, where two pieces of fiction are paired together, but flipped so that each novella starts on a different side of the book, with its own cover.
Our first book in the series pairs The Mars Girlby Joe Haldeman, and As Big as the Ritzby Gregory Benford. While widely different in style and plot, both novellas tell the story of human who seeks out adventure on a new planet, uncovers a great secret, and ultimately has to make a decision that will irrevocably change the course of their lives (and humanity), forever!
This book was a delight to put together. You can buy the kindle ebook here, the nook ebook here, with links to the paperback edition on both websites! Attached is a photo so you can see how cool the cover is for both versions. Enjoy!
Welcome to my first ever blog, on my brand new website!
I am launching my website today, with absolutely stunning artwork by Robert Rogalski! Feel free to click through all the pages and leave comments, when/where inclined. You can see my covers and illustrations, my upcoming convention appearances and books, and there are panel videos to watch and audio files of my stories to listen to!
Aside from setting up my website, I have had a very busy couple of weeks since attending Balticon. I am in the process of getting three of my own books ready to go to press at Phoenix Pick and Hadley Rille Books (with another two to publish soon after!). The first book to be published is Soulmates, which is a collection of short stories and novelettes written with Mike Resnick. Here is the gorgeous cover by Juan Miguel Aguilera:
The book is titled after our novelette of the same name, which originally sold to Asimov’s, was sold another dozen times to countries around the world, and was nominated for three SF awards (winning one of them!).
Despite that, we think that the book’s opening piece, “Benchwarmer”, is the better of the two (it also won its own award!). We hope we’re on the right track when our copyeditor says the story made her cry. <grin>
The book is slated to have a pre-launch at MidAmeriConII, in August! I will update with more details once I know. It’s time for tea, chocolate, and more words!