This weekend, I walked into my local Barnes and Noble and discovered this:
It's my first sighting of Dragonforge in its natural environment on a bookstore shelf. I'm also pleased by the healthy number of quanties in stock, and by the fact they carry copies of my first novel, Nobody Gets the Girl. (In a strange coincidence, a review of Nobody just appeared yesterday on the blog of Loren Eaton. His blog is called I Saw Lightning Fall, a very cool title, yes?) I've done signings at this Barnes and Nobles in the past, at the Southpoint Mall in Durham, NC, and will be holding my official book launch signing there on August 7. Admittedly, this is six weeks after the book hit the shelves, so calling it a "launch" might be a stretch. But it will be my first official public signing for Dragonforge.
The official release date of the book according to the dates stamped on the boxes from the warehouse is today, June 24th. I've just had an email from Oliver Dale saying he found the book at his local store as well. Give me a shout out here and let me know if your store is carrying it. And, if you'd like to get a free Dragonforge button, snap me a picture of the book on the shelf and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Give me your address and I'll send you a Dragonforge button while supplies last!
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I'm James Maxey, author of fantasy and science fiction. My novels include the science fantasy Bitterwood Saga (4 books) the Dragon Apocalypse Saga (4 books), numerous superhero novels including Nobody Gets the Girl and the Lawless series, the steampunk Oz sequel Bad Wizard, and my short story collections, There is No Wheel and Jagged Gate. 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. If you'd like to get monthly updates on new releases, as well as preview chapters and free short stories, join my newsletter!