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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!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


It's kind of last second to announce this, but starting tomorrow night I'll be attending Stellarcon in High Point, NC for the next three days. I'll be helping teach a writing workshop on Saturday and Sunday morning. As one is has never been shy about offering advice on writing, it's a good gig for me.

Stellarcon is perhaps the smallest con I regularly attend. (Trinoccon used to hold that title, but I'm not sure it's going to happen this year.) It's a good con for lounging around and chatting with folks whose subsets of geekiness overlap my own. Gamers, comic book readers, science buffs... plenty of folks who know where their towels are. (I can safely assume most people there will get that reference.)

Hopefully I can find a fellow Smallville fan to share my grief with. Smallville had been really good this season, with actions and characters of consequence developing nicely, but tonight they were back to their old ways, giving us an hour of drama that gets wiped out with a wave of a magic wand (or a magic ring, in this case). I actually saw this ending coming when the Legion left Clark the ring, but I thought at least tonights plot thread would play out a few episodes and build to a moment of real tension and choice on Clark's part. As it is, he didn't really lose anything this time around. Still, I'll stick around for the rest of the season, at least. I'm hoping Green Arrow puts in an appearance again soon.

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