Today the Dragon Wins

"Today the Dragon Wins" offers information from Fantasy Author and Professional Editor Sandy Lender. You'll also find dragons, wizards, sorcerers, and other fantasy elements necessary for a fabulous story, if you know where to look...

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Did You See Jamieson Wolf's Long and Short Lists?
Or...The Dragon is still catching up with what happened in December

Back in December, life was a little hectic for...oh...everyone. My new job involves launching a new magazine so these first few crucial months mean plenty of long hours getting everything in place. In fact, if you'd like to see what a fantasy author does for a day job, you can check out the construction industry blog I created, just for giggles. It's at Very little of it will interest the average reader or writer because it's geared for vertically integrated asphalt production facility and quarry owners. That's a mouthful, eh? They're fabulous folks and I'm looking forward to meeting up with them (again, and that's a long story best told on Nigel's blog at at some industry events over the next few months. Yes, the travel schedule is about to pick up.

But as the work schedule got a little harried, an e-mail landed in the inbox from fellow speculative fiction author Jamieson Wolf. He's also a reviewer for Linear Reflections and The American Chronicle, and he has a memoir due out this year with The Friday Project called In My Steps. I haven't read any advance or proof copy yet, but I've visited his blog,, which inspired and instigated the book, and I recommend checking out both the blog and the book. When the e-mail landed, I read through it and put it in a folder for deeper review later. You'll never guess what it was! That fabulous Jamieson Wolf had picked his favorite books of 2007 and my epic fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods is No. 2 on his short list and No. 1 on his long list! You can read the entries on his blog that discuss the lists at and How cool is that? I'm so stoked! Jamieson, you rock.

"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."
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