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!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Besieged Winner!

Rowena Cory Daniells guest post about female villians definitely stirred up quite a debate! Rowena has selected a winner from all the responses and will be sending a free copy of Besieged to Mr. Cavin! I believe that this is a situation in which internet hipsters may celebrate by typing "w00t!" So, w00t!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Yesterday, I emailed Witchbreaker to Solaris! My brain is now officially mush!

While I'm waiting for my brain cells to recover enough for me to form fully devoloped thoughts again, here are some links for your amusement.

First, there was a feature article about me in my local paper almost a month ago that finally went live on their website. You can read the article here.

That same issue also saw a review of Hush, which is now online here.

And, speaking of Hush reviews, here's one at the Falcata Times and another at the Fantastical Librarian.

Finally, my wife Cheryl gets her time in the spotlight at Dark Cargo, where she gets reviewed on the ups and downs of being married to an author.