where the writers are
A Good Year

Wow! It's been a while since I posted here. I guess I need to catch you up on what's been happening. Changa's Safari is finally available, my first release of this year. I had hoped to release it last year but production glitches sank that ship. But here we are and the early reviews are good. Meji Book One and Book Two keep chugging along. Two recent reviews, one by Jarrell Hayes (http://ajhayes.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/mejione/), and another by Roxane Eduard (http://edroxy.livejournal.com/50506.html) reinforce my belief that Meji is a decent book. Sometimes I wonder if I should have submitted to a major publisher then I come to my sense. I have to keep reminding myself I'm in this for fun. I don't need added pressure; I already have a job.

Anyway, 2011 looks like it's going to be a good year at least from a book release standpoint. Griots: A Sword and Soul Anthology, will be released this summer. This is my collaboration with Charles R. Saunders and it's shaping up to be an exciting project. With 14 stories by 14 different writers and 14 images by 14 different artists, Griots is going to get some notice. We have some great contributors, known and unknown.   Anyone curious about what Sword and Soul is will definitely know by the time they finish this one. 

I'm also releasing another fantasy title, A Debt To Pay. This one will be the farthest I've ventured away from African based fantasy although it still contains strong elements of the cultures. It's an alternate history/sword and soul/steampunk mash up and my proof readers say it's pretty good. You'll hear more about it the closer I get to release.

Overall it seems like 2011 should be a year of fun and transition. Let's hope so.