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A Visit with James Cameron

Even in Los Angeles, it’s not every day that most of us get to sit down and watch a film with the guy who created it. Rarer still would be to do so with the writer/director who now lays claim to the two highest-grossing films (in terms of total dollars) of all

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Pronunciations

One of the most frequent questions any fantasy author hears is, “How do you pronounce the names in your book?” Often, I think folks make it harder than it is. But, let’s face it, when even the word “dove” can be read two different ways, I can see where something like

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Happy New Year 2010

Goodbye 2009. Or good riddance, as most seem to be saying. Whatever your thoughts on the past year, my wishes go out for a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous 2010. I mean, my God, is it 2010 already? Life just keeps moving faster and faster. Can’t stop it, so might as

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Happy Festivus

We shall begin, of course, with the Airing of Grievances, in which everyone shall tell me all the ways in which I’ve disappointed them over the past year. And afterward, the Feats of Strength…. Whatever your persuasion, happy holidays, everyone!

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Anyone else go see this yet? What did you think? I watched it last night for the second time. Overall, pretty amazing. Part Jurassic Park, part Star Wars, part Lord of the Rings. Couldn’t help but wonder what a guy like Cameron would do at the helm of a Shannara film…. That’s not to say

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An Evolution of Titles

Earlier this week, Shawn Speakman of Suvudu.com invited a bunch of authors to talk about what role their publishers may have had in altering the titles to their books. (For the full article, click here.) My contribution to the discussion was as follows….  I had always assumed that, in the event of

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