When it comes to writing and blogging, I recognize that my audience varies. Based upon prior communications, it’s fair to identify two dominant groups from the crowd – those who want insight on the business of writing and those who embrace the fantasy & sci-fi discussions. In the last month, my blog entries have been in stasis while I focused upon the business side of the equation, i.e., completing the traditional print run of the novel and revising the distribution arrangement with Ingram Book Co. to facilitate the novel’s appearance on the shelves. Through perseverance and a bit of luck, this milestone is within sight. But I still need your help spreading the word to family, friends, book clubs, etc.
At the same time, in mid-July I gave a presentation on “Magic & Metaphysics” in Margate City, NJ. The lecture was designed to introduce folks to the metaphysics (meaning of life and the universe) and magic system within the novel that I believe have application within real life… a blending of the mystical and of cosmology, where science and religion meet. Germinating from that gathering was a great article in today’s issue of The Breeze of Atlantic County (a very local newspaper) on the novel and the juxtaposition between my observations of true magic on Earth and fantasy magic in the Realm of Weir. Newspaper copies can be found throughout Atlantic County, but otherwise see page 19 at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/breeze/. It should be accessible there until next Friday… and thereafter available at http://www.SoulstealerWar.com.
This article also marks a transition to my next few posts which will cater to the folks who want more fantasy & sci-fi, and as good a starting place as any is the subject of MAGIC - not pulling a rabbit from a hat, but potentially dark and deadly power.
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