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!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Big Announcement #1

I've been hinting since January that I have big news, but have been keeping details under wraps until ink was actually on contracts.

Now, I can announce good news, part 1: I have an agent! And not just any agent, but John Berlyne with the Zeno Agency. Zeno reps some true giants in speculative fiction, folks like Ian McDonald and (in the UK) Brandon Sanderson and Charlaine Harris. John had been on my short list of most desirable agents ever since I attended World Fantasy last October. I can report that his good reputation is well-earned; from the day I contacted him he's worked to get me the best deal possible and made me feel as if he genuinely cared about my career.

Follow this link to the Zeno website to see my page there, and stay tuned: Even bigger news is coming.

3 comments:

TheyStoleFrazier'sBrain said...

Congratulations. Will he be representing you in the U.S., or in international markets only?

I've linked to Nobody Gets the Girl on my site. I don't get much traffic, but maybe I bring in a couple of new Maxey readers.

Loren Eaton said...

Congrats, James! Great news.

heresolong said...

Congratulations.