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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XXI: TOMMY HANCOCK

Tommy Hancock is doing something almost no one else has had the courage to do: run a publishing company from the state of Arkansas. Though only “geographically undesirable” from the point of view of the lumbering old giant of traditional … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XX: LOGAN L. MASTERSON

Logan L. Masterson describes himself as a “poet, writer, actor, storyteller, artist, photographer, and new world man.” Logan and I share a few of those traits, along with a relationship with Pro Se Productions, a leading small press publisher focused … Continue reading

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MOVIES ABOUT BOOKS AND WRITING

Please tell me you aren’t expecting an exhaustive list . . . As it turns out there are a lot of movies, both documentaries and “docu-dramas” about books and the people who write and publish them. I’ve expressed the opinion before that writers … Continue reading

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GETTING OUT THERE

I’ve been attending conventions since 1981, but didn’t start actually participating as a speaker until Gen Con 1996, where I was put on the spot to help run seminars as an employee of TSR. In the years since then, I’ve … Continue reading

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MY BICENTENNIAL (AFTER A FASHION)

For all you wordsmiths out there, I know that “bicentennial” means “200th year,” but I’m going to use that word, however incorrectly, to point out that this is my 200th post here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook. As I did with … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XIX: ERIN M. EVANS

Erin M. Evans graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Anthropology. I first met her when she came in to interview for a position as an editor at Wizards of the Coast, and the second time … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XVII: DONALD MAASS

Don Maass worked as an editor at Dell Publishing then shifted over to the role of agent, finally founding the eponymous Donald Maass Literary Agency in 1980, where he and his staff work with such science fiction and fantasy luminaries … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW XVI: ALAN DEAN FOSTER

Author and traveler Alan Dean Foster is responsible for more than a hundred published books and countless short stories since the June 1971 publication of “With Friends Like These . . .” in Analog magazine, and the 1972 publication of his original science … Continue reading

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10,500 WORDS FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

Elizabeth Spann Craig, on her blog Mystery Writing is Murder (August 11, 2011) wrote: “You can usually tell when someone really loves to write. “The writing seems animated, sparkling, sharp. When I volunteer at my daughter’s elementary school, there are … Continue reading

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THE FANTASY AUTHOR’S HANDBOOK INTERVIEW: ARI MARMELL

I’m ten years older than Ari Marmell, author of The Goblin Corps, The Conqueror’s Shadow, a handful of other novels, and 27,492 role-playing game supplements, but we have eerily similar back stories. We were both born in New York, but … Continue reading

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