The Seventh Annual Self-published Fantasy Blog Off opens for entries tomorrow, May 14, at 6 pm GDT. As I wrote in my last blog, this is a free-to-enter competition for self-published fantasy novels conceived by author Mark Lawrence. You can find the full set of rules and the entry link here on Mark's blog. In … Continue reading More Thoughts on #SPFBO
I'm three years into my involvement with SPFBO—the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off fantasy novel competition founded by author Mark Lawrence—and it's been a rollercoaster. Lows, highs, twists, turns, and loop-de-loops that have all too often left me with a sick stomach and an aching head. Now, as my third go-round comes to a close and … Continue reading #SPFBO
A big sale, SPFBO judging, and Wizard's Sacrifice update.
A Wizard's Forge is entered in the 2018 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO), and while I await news of its fate on Lynn's Books, I've started reading books by my fellow travelers on this journey. Here are my reviews of the first two I've read since the start of this year's SPFBO. I reviewed The Ill-Kept … Continue reading SPFBO Book Reviews: Darkmage by M.L. Spencer, and Finder of the Lucky Devil, by Megan Mackie
The Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off (SPFBO) is an annual competition run by Mark Lawrence (author of Prince of Thorns and Red Sister, among others) since 2015. Each year, Mark takes a maximum of 300 entries (first come, first served; this year the 300 slots disappeared in about a day and a half) and distributes them among … Continue reading News Update: A Wizard’s Forge Passes First Hurdle in the 2018 SPFBO