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Posts from June 2009

So The Darkwood Mask has joined the Great Library In the Sky, earning a place in the out-out-print firmament alongside some of its peers. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace! This is commonly the fate of series books, after all.

Incidentally, the other Inquisitives books are also out of print now, at the same time, giving TDM one year less shelf time than they, which is unfortunate. But what are you gonna do?

It's still in stock on Amazon at the moment, so if you're even slightly interested in owning a copy....order today!

posted on 06.24.2009

Got a spare friend?

Flames Rising is hosting a contest: Send a Friend to Gen Con Indy 2009!

The contest pays for the 4-day badge (sadly, not hotel or transportation) and entry for the contest is as simple as sending them a note about who you want to select and why.

I'm bowing out of GenCon this year, regretfully so, especially as this year marks the 25th anniversary of DragonLance and I'd have liked to see what Wizards of the Coast does with that.

posted on 06.11.2009

Fellow Examiner (RPG Examiner, specifically) and author of a ton of role-playing books Mike Tresca has posted up an interview with me. Thanks, Mike!

Interview with Jeff LaSala, author of the Darkwood Mask

At some point in the quasi-pseudo-near-future, another interview may appear on a popular game website. When that happens, I'll certainly mention it here.

posted on 06.08.2009

So, some interesting news.

There’s a news website, Examiner.com, that allows “local citizen journalists to share their city-based knowledge on a blog-like platform.” Essentially, they organize and even pay (a little) contributors to the site, each of whom are given the title of examiner. They’re not professional journalists (although some are), and sometimes it shows, but generally speaking each person is a specialist in their own particular area. The application to become an examiner is pretty thorough; you’ve got to prove your skills and your credibility.

Well, I’ve become the NY Speculative Fiction Examiner. Please feel free to bookmark, subscribe, and stop by...whenever!

(You can subscribe via RSS or by e-mail; there's a "Subscribe to Email" link on the page.")

And see that die-clutching gargoyle in the upper right-hand corner of this screen? That's going to be a direct link to my Examiner homepage. Everything there will relate one way or another to speculative fiction, which includes science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Although I aim to put a NY spin on as much of it as I can, these articles certainly don’t require you to be a New Yorker to read them. So tell your friends, and their pets. Tell them to tell their friends and pets.

In fact, if you ever come across something relating to sci-fi, fantasy, or horror that you think might be worth an article, send it my way! I'm all ears.

Also, today marks the release of The Strain, a vampire novel written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Go get it or something. It's good.

posted on 06.01.2009