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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!

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Jagged Gate is Open!

Tomorrow I'll be at NC Comicon Greensboro and will for the first time be selling paperback copies of the Jagged Gate. The book went live last weekend on CreateSpace, and should be available from any print retailer you search on the internet, and can also be ordered in bookstores. The ebook will remain exclusive to Amazon for the time being. I may eventually take it into a wider release, but short story collections don't seem to do much outside the Amazon ecosystem.

I'll be at the Regulator on Tuesday night doing a joint reading with author Mur Lafferty and Becca Gomez Farrell. I may decide to read something from this, but I only have ten minutes, and none of the stories could be finished in that time, and it feels weird to read half a story and stop. When I read for ten minutes of a novel, it's not as odd to be letting 99 percent of the book unread. Plus, I've been listening to the proof tracks of the audio edition of Dragonforge (more on this soon) and am leaning toward doing a reading from that. But, I probably will have copies of the Jagged Gate for sale unless I run out of them over the weekend. One can dream!