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Author Peter J. Wacks just pointed me toward – an opportunity to pick up a group of epic fantasy ebooks for . . . whatever you choose to pay. Authors include Neil Gaiman, David Farland, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Peter David, and Brandon Sanderson.

There are lots of choices here: how the money is divided among the packager and the authors, whether you’d like some of it to go to charity, which books make up your package. No matter how you slice it, it’s a great deal!

But it’s a limited-time offer, so get ’em while they’re hot!

Tim Pratt, writing as T.A. Pratt, is funding the continuation of his wonderful Marla Mason series over at kickstarter. Marla is not your typical girl-who-kicks-ass type heroine–she kicks ass, but she’s foul-mouthed, fights dirty, is a powerful sorceress and does whatever she has to in order to win. She has her own moral code: she is fiercely loyal to her friends and merciless to her enemies. It’s also terrific fun to read about her.

The Marla Mason series includes prequel Bone Shop, Blood Engines, Poison Sleep, Dead Reign, Spell Games, Broken Mirrors and assorted short stories.

So go over and pledge what you can. And tune in when January rolls around to read Grim Tides, the next book in the continuing saga of Marla Mason.

There’s a great guest blog at the Literary Handyman today by Jason Franks on writing good prose. He makes a lot of good points, and he does it in an entertaining way. Check it out here.

I’m guest blogging today about the copyediting process over at The Literary Handyman.

Check it out and say “hi”.

There is a great giveaway of  on the Bookhounds blog of <strong>Those Who Fight Monsters</strong> edited by Justin Gustainis.

I’ll been looking forward to his anthology ever since I first heard it was coming out–it has new stories featuring some of my favorite characters from some of the authors I absolutely adore. There’s a new Marla Mason story (T.A. Pratt), a story featuring Danny the faun P.I. (Laura Anne Gilman), a new Quincey Morris story (from the editor Justin Gustainis), a Black London story (from Caitlin Kittredge), a Sazi story (from C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp) and more.

Find the giveaway at