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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!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Congrats Jeff!

Robo-Bobo has drawn a winner of the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, 2009 edition and that winner is Jeff Domer Jr. To enter the drawing, I asked that people submit a haiku on my facebook page themed around my writing. The entries were:

It could go no worse,
when Nobody gets the girl.
We'll just move to Mars.
--Jeff Domer Jr.

Brilliant star sparks dreams
of space flight in lizard brains?
Sorry, perhaps not.
--Eric James Stone

Bitterwood falls down
Dragonforge tempers Bant out
Dragaonseed quenches
--Jack Tackett Jr.

Bant stands, weapon drawn
As everything turns to ash.
Even sweet revenge.
--Danielle Friedman

If you didn't take part in that drawing, stay tuned! I just got another anthology in the mail today, Blood and Devotion from Fantasist Enterprises, which contains the short story "Greatshadow" that I based my recent novel on. I'll be thinking of some way to structure the giveaway soon. In the meantime, here's the cover to whet your appetite: