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!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bitterwood back in stock! And a review I particularly liked...

Around Thanksgiving, I noticed that Amazon was showing Bitterwood temporarily out of stock. This changed to simply "out of stock" for all of December. When I did a signing at Barnes and Noble, I was told they had none in their warehouse. Fortunately, Solaris did order another printing, and just today Amazon has changed the status back to "in stock." So, if you've been waiting to pick up a copy, wait no longer!

I've got mixed feelings about selling out the print run. Bitterwood was already in a second printing, so I assume they've just ordered a third. I look forward to getting my hands on one of the new copies to verify this. I'm happy that the book sold out... I suspect that means the book did better than anticipated when Dragonforge came out. Outperforming your publisher's expectations is never a bad thing. On the flip side, being sold out in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas is pretty much the worst possible timing imaginable. Ah well. There's always next year. Maybe people will have money again by then.

In other news, a review of Bitterwood and Dragonforge appeared today at a blog called Eveing Dearest. It's part of a list of things that Eveing likes, sandwiched between a book about Donuts and a musing on the scientific rational of a good kiss. Very entertaining.