Unfettered ARC Contest

For those who may be interested, Grim Oak Press is currently running a contest in which five winners will each receive a limited edition advanced reader copy of Unfettered, plus a hardcover copy of Shawn Speakman’s The Dark Thorn. All contestants have to do is post an image advertising the anthology to their Facebook page, …

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A Clash of Literary Titans

Among the perks of being an author is the opportunities you’re given to tread in professional social circles. Whether you belong might be a subject of debate between you and the bouncer at any given event. But once inside, you never know what moments you might find yourself privy to. At a gathering last week …

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Unfettered E-book Now Available

I’m a little late to the party, but it would be remiss of me not to mention that the e-book version of Shawn Speakman’s fantasy anthology, Unfettered, is now officially available for digital download. Twenty-three stories in all, I believe, from some pretty popular authors. I’ve not yet read them all, but I’m anxious to. For the …

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On Unfettered, Unbowed, and the Mad Genius Behind it All

As of October 5, Shawn Speakman’s fantasy anthology, Unfettered, is officially available for pre-order from Grim Oak Press. The number of special edition copies signed by each of the contributors is limited to just 500, so if you or a friend are interested in one of those, I wouldn’t wait long. While the list of contributing authors …

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“Unfettered” Cover Art

Old news in the blogosphere, but for those who may have missed it, Shawn Speakman has released the cover art for his fantasy anthology, Unfettered, provided by artist and writer Todd Lockwood. I might also take this opportunity to point out, for those who haven’t already seen it, that I’m among those to contribute a story …

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MisCon 26

Sitting down after my return from MisCon in Missoula, Montana, where I spent four days participating in a variety of panels, writing critiques, and general mischief with convention goers from far and wide. I’m fairly certain most made the trek to see literary guest of honor George something-or-other Martin. I guess he’s written a couple …

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Grim Oak Press

For those who may have missed the news elsewhere, author, webmaster, and all-around fantasy enthusiast Shawn Speakman has announced a couple of cool new projects. One is the publication of his new novel, The Dark Thorn, in hardcover and special leatherbound editions. Along with that, he is producing an anthology entitled Unfettered featuring short stories from some …

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Star Wars Blu-ray

So, my youngest brother had the upcoming Blu-ray release of the Star Wars saga on pre-order. I asked him if he had heard about the latest round of “tweaks” Lucas has decided to apply to these beloved films. He hadn’t, so he promptly went online to read about them for himself. My favorite quote from …

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“Game of Thrones” Q&A at Deadline

As some may already know, HBO’s Game of Thrones series, based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, has raked in a truckload of Primetime Emmy nominations for its inaugural season. Popular Hollywood blog Deadline posted today a Q&A with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. If you’re a “Thrones” fan, it’s worth …

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