Today the Dragon Wins

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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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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Online Book Tours and Developing Long-Lived Characters
Or…The Dragon was busy today

Here’s a nice little update about the fun stuff I did this weekend. The Naples Press Club, of which I’m a member, hosted its Seventh Annual Writer’s Conference and Authors & Books Festival yesterday and today in downtown Naples, Fla. I can’t remember much of what happened yesterday (although I now own some new books) because I had this rude migraine through the night that seems to have wiped the memory drive in my brain. Luckily, those fabulous Imitrex pills take out migraines in a jiffy…

So today I attended again and presented “Designing the Online Book Tour.” Some of you regular visitors may remember the two-month online book tour I conducted when my fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods was released in March 2007 or the much shorter two-week online book tour Jamieson Wolf helped me conduct when the chapbook What Choices We Made was released in November 2008.

For the folks who attended the presentation this afternoon, here are a few of the many sites (with links) that were kind enough to host me.

Alison Kent

Ambrose Musiyiwa

Author Island

Yvonne Walus

I intend to do another online book tour when the next fantasy novel Choices Meant for Kings is released…soon. In the meantime, I’ll be hosting some authors here. Specifically, I’ll have interviews and/or reviews from Tina Murray, Jane Kennedy Sutton and Jo Linsdell this week.

The other cool “hour” for me this afternoon was the “Writers’ Roundtable on Developing the Continuing Character Fiction Series” with Deborah Sharp (in the black jacket), the author of Mama Does Time and the upcoming Mama Rides Shotgun; Lisa Black (in the white and floral dress), suspense author of Takeover; and me, Sandy Lender (in the lavender top), fantasy author of Choices Meant for Gods, What Choices We Made and the upcoming Choices Meant for Kings. Suspense author James W. Hall, author of the recent Hell’s Bay, would have participated in the panel discussion with us, but had to leave early due to illness. We certainly wish him a speedy recovery.

I hope everyone who attended the presentations came away with good information. Check in tomorrow to see Jane Kennedy Sutton’s interview “day”. And check out the post below for an example of a book trailer “day”.

“Some days, I just want the dragon to win.”
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice update.

Buy Imitrex

4:59 AM  
Blogger Sandy Lender said...

Whenever receiving a comment from someone named "Peter Jackson," an author MUST check it out. I'm laughing because it's spam...but still intrigued that my Imitrex reference caught someone's attention.
Sandy Lender
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."

11:44 AM  

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