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, May 22, 2009

Oops!

Earlier today, I posted a longish post about religion on this blog by mistake. Sorry. I meant to post it on my second blog, Jawbone of an Ass. I routinely discuss my radical views on religion, politics, and circus freaks there; this blog is meant solely to focus on my writing news, of which there's been depressingly little lately. There are many things on the horizon, but writing is a frustrating industry as far as speed of things unfolding. I've had news since, like, February regarding a new development with my Dragon Age books. But... here it is almost June, and I still don't have anything in writing, so I'm still sitting on the news, since until contracts are in my hand, nothing is solid.

If my publishers don't provide me with actual news to announce soon, I may start manufacturing some news. I do plan to hold a contest in June to give away copies of Dragonseed. Stay tuned.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

ConCarolina's, DragonCon, CapClave

I'll be attending ConCarolina's in Charlotte, NC the last weekend of this month. I'm teaching a writing workshop there with IGMS editor and fellow novelist Edmund Schubert, as well as participating in a variety of panels. I plan to be there all three days; a good time will be had by all.

I haven't been doing much in the way of fall cons the last few years, but I've just learned I've been accepted as a guest at DragonCon in Atlanta (labor day weekend) as well as CapClave in Maryland in October. I'll post more news as the dates get nearer.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bitterwood fan site

I just discovered an unofficial Bitterwood fan site that looks as if it just launched. It's got forums to discuss the book and overall looks really well designed, though at the moment no one but the site designer has posted there. Now that I've found out about the site, I'll try to drop in from time to time. If anyone here is looking for a place to discuss the Dragon Age books with other fans, give this a shot. It looks like the sort of site I'd want to design for myself if I were a web-page designer instead of a novelist.