Interview with author Barbara A. Barnett

I met Barbara A. Barnett at TNEO, a graduate-level workshop for Odyssey alumni. In addition to being made of awesome, she is a member of SFWA, an organization for professional SF/F writers. Her stories have appeared in pro magazine Daily Science Fiction, as well as Fantasy Magazine and many others. Find out more here.

Now, without further ado… take it away, Barbara!

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A Successful Free Run

The free run for “The Godless Land” ended at 3 p.m. EST today. The price has gone back up. I gave away nearly 1,000 copies in 1.5 days, which — from what I’ve heard — is very good for a short story. I got up to #4 in epic fantasy at my peak and reached the 200s in popularity.

I encourage anyone who read the freebie and enjoyed it to like my Facebook page or become a fan on Goodreads.

Thanks to all who downloaded and made yesterday such a success! I greatly appreciate it and hope you enjoy “The Godless Land.”

Hag Hollow: a New Story and a New Series

Today, I released “Hag Hollow,” (Amazon; Kobo and B&N) the first installment of “Enchanted Forest,” a new short story series. Kobo and BN are priced at $1.99, while Amazon is $2.99 until they decide to price match.

Beginning with the first story’s publication today, August 5, I will release a new episode every month. I will do my best to make each episode stand-alone, so that you can start anywhere and end anywhere — and yet give a sort of overarching plot  for those who read them in order. For me, it’s also an exercise in crafting compelling plots in each episode.

The blurb reads:

Enchanted Forest: A New Short Story Series

In the Kalamar Forest, the line between the material world and the Otherworld is thin. Here, will o’ wisps draw unwary travelers into quicksand; the lupine Firvalg hunt in packs; giant spiders trap victims in sticky webs; and the vicious Mandragora coils through the western swamps in her never-ending search for food.

One warrior stands against the forces of darkness and decay, and the encroaching human threat: Pirosha Shortsprout–heir to the throne of Bayne yet smallest of all his people–who will be called the greatest norg that ever lived.

Episode 1: Hag Hollow

In the Kalamar Forest, norgs disappear every day. A “Gray Ghost” haunts the wood, speaking of the birth of a male to the west. It becomes increasingly clear to Pirosha Shortsprout that he must ignore his childhood warnings and do the unthinkable: cross into the deadly western swamps and visit Hag Hollow.

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Hag Hollow

Interview with author Rick Novy

Rick Novy (website here) is a member of Codex, a group of neo-professional writers that includes yours truly. He also holds a membership to Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), a group of (paleo?)professional writers. His stories have appeared in various and sundry professional magazines. He also has some well-reviewed novels available on Amazon Kindle. I give him a hearty thanks for taking the time to answer my questions and stopping in on my little blog.

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