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!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Years Best Giveaway

Got my contributor's copies of "Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2009 Edition" today. Contains "Silent as Dust." It's inspired my first ever facebook giveaway! If you'd like to enter a drawing for a free copy of the antho, post a haiku on my facebook wall that relates in some way to one of my books or stories. Robo-Bobo, my name-picking cybermonkey, will choose a winner on March 2, as a reverse birthday present.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Amazon/Publisher Wars Hit Close to Home

Some of you may have heard that a major publisher, McMillian, put their foot down and insisted that their e-books sell for higher than $9.99, the standard price on Kindle. Amazon played hardball, and removed all "buy" buttons for books from the publisher. Amazon has since backed down, but some friends of mine who are with imprints under the McMillian umbrella got hit by this corporate warfare. In particular, David B. Coe had the bad luck of having a book released while this was going on, and the "buy" button still hasn't been restored for the book!

For more details about David's book battles, check out his livejournal post.