Welcome to my worlds!

I'm James Maxey, the author of the Bitterwood fantasy quartet, Bitterwood, Dragonforge, Dragonseed, and Dawn of Dragons, as well as a pair of superhero novels, Nobody Gets the Girl and Burn Baby Burn. (Click on the titles to be taken to Amazon.) My Dragon Apocalypse series combines both superheroes and epic fantasy, and so far three books have been published, Greatshadow, Hush, and Witchbreaker. The fourth book in the series, Soulless, is still under construction, but, I swear, it will see the light of day! I've also published numerous short stories, the best of which are reprinted in my collection, There is No Wheel.

This website is focused exclusively on writing. At my second blog, Jawbone of an Ass, I ramble through any random topic that springs to mind, occasionally touching on religion and politics and other subjects polite people are sensible enough not to discuss in public.

Coming out in 2014 will be my Oz inspired novel Bad Wizard, published by Antimatter Press. I'm currently working hard to finish up another superhero novel, Cut Up Girl. Watch this space for news!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Well, this is a first....

Kim Raginski sent me an email saying that Bitterwood and Dragonforge had inspired her to try to recreate my dragons in the game Spore.

She sent me links to the following images
www.spore.com/view/postcard/500128776976
www.spore.com/view/postcard/500128764107
www.spore.com/view/postcard/500128771784
www.spore.com/view/postcard/500128776994

This is definitely a first for me!

Another first I'm going to announce now is that I'll be doing a shared signing at the Barnes and Noble in Greensboro at 7pm on December 5th to promote the IGMS anthology. I'll be there with fellow author Scott Roberts and editor Edmund Schubert and some guy named Orson Scott Card. Mark this one on your calendars. It should be good.

5 comments:

Matt said...

That dragon is awesome!
Great job, Kim!
If only, it were possible to make the wings even bigger.

Ayesha97 said...

Thanks matt, and Thanks even more to James!
I tried to make them bigger!!

What is even cooler is seeing them in the game as they move around! :)

James Maxey said...

I haven't done much in the way of video games since Diablo 2, but I may have to check out Spore. It sounds like a pretty much perfect game for me. Which is one reason I should probably stay away from it, actually.

Lazy Bike Commuter said...

That makes me wish I was in NC.

OSC has been my favorite author since I read Ender's Game in 7th grade oh so many years ago, and after picking up Bitterwood and Dragonforge on his recommendation (on his website), you've come on to the list at a pretty high level too.

James Maxey said...

Thanks, LBC! If you're a fan of OSC, the anthology is a good deal, since it contains four stories by him and one graphic story adapted from one of his stories.