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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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Lamborghinis and Health Insurance
Or…aspiring to greatness with the writing career

Some day, I hope to have enough money to afford both medicine AND food at the same time, and I’d like to be so comfortable as to be able to afford a Lamborghini. But I’ll spend the $230,000 on something more sensible...even though I sure like those sexy cars.

Here’s the scoop. While going to Walgreen’s this afternoon, I saw a dark blue car hidden at the back of the parking lot behind a row of bushes. Wait. I’m sorry. Did I refer to him as a car? I mean to say, I saw a gleaming, sparkling, electric-blue hunk of steaming metallic sex behind a row of bushes. I turned around to take a look at this, as two other drivers did. One guy got out of his car to take a picture of this gorgeous piece of automotive orgasmic beauty. It was the most beautiful Lamborghini I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen red ones, yellow ones, and one very odd lime green one before. Today…I saw Heaven.

Strange how “reality” works.

I went from staring at the ultra-expensive and gorgeous dream car to standing at the pickup window in Walgreen’s where I thought, “I live on the edge.” Edge I tell you. Edge because my prescription cost $50.11. I had exactly $50.84 in my bank account. That, my friends, is God’s provision. My health insurance saved me $60.88, so I’m pretty darn thankful for Blue Cross/Blue Shield once again. And I’m not going to be getting a Lamborghini anytime soon.

Of course, if you’d like to contribute to the Sandy's Dream of Medicine AND Food fund, I totally encourage you to stop by Amazon and order your copy of either Choices Meant for Gods or Choices Meant for Kings or What Choices We Made. Bwuahahahahaha.

“Some days, you just want the dragon to win.”
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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Read Digital Literature This Week's Read an eBook Week

March 7 through 13, 2010, is Read an eBook Week, and those of us who have novels released in eBook format (and print) are out reminding the world to give an eBook a try. This isn't just because we want you to buy our books (although, yes, that's important for the numbers our publishers see), but it's also because eBooks kill even less trees than the print on demand (POD) format. I think the makers of electronic devices probably have a hand in this week as well...but you'd have to dig to find their involvement. Oh! Wait! One of them is sponsoring it! Mwuahahaha.

Okay, all kidding aside (and you can tell THIS isn't the official marketing stuff the "Read an eBook Week" site sent out), ArcheBooks Publishing HAS released Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings on Kindle in addition to hardcover, so I'm pretty stoked to support the non-dead-tree format of books as well as the traditional, normal, I-love-to-hold-a-book-smelling-book-in-my-hand format of books. So I encourage all ya'll to read an eBook this week, whether you already have one of those mega-expensive devices or not.

How can this be done?!?!?

Most eBooks are available in a format that can be read on your computer screen as well as your smart phone as well as your handy dandy eReader device of the hour. Including mine! You can either purchase the fabulous downloadable pdfs of Sandy Lender's novels direct from the publisher or at Amazon. But here's the thing: This is not an ad for Fantasy Author Sandy Lender. This is an ad for all eBooks everywhere. There's a Kindle store on Amazon. Most publishers have their authors' books available for pdf download. B&N has a nook section. Check this stuff out!

Read an eBook this week!
Crazed sermon over.
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."
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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Come See Me in Ft. Myers This Weekend
Or...The Dragon suggests ways to meet up IRL or online

Are you a member of the facebook community? Find Sandy Lender there and make her a friend.
Are you a professional looking for networking connections on LinkedIn? Try for magazine, book and roadbuilding networking.

Or maybe you just want a good book to read. You're covered. You can meet Fantasy Author Sandy Lender this Saturday from noon to 4:30 at the Saturday Art Fair at Patio DeLeon in downtown Ft. Myers, Fla., where she'll be autographing copies of Choices Meant for Gods, Choices Meant for Kings, and What Choices We Made. Put 1520 Hendry Street in your GPS and come on down. Sandy will be sharing a table with Science Fiction Author Henry Hermann.

If you'd prefer a Kindle edition of Sandy's novels, hop over to these links. Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings and you can download them within seconds. There's also a blog touting this hardcover and Kindle information today at Fantasyn. It'll provide links back to the hardcovers on Amazon, which you can find just as easily here and here.

Hope to see you Saturday in Ft. Myers!
"Some days, you just want the dragon to win."
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Cr Tue Sandy Lender Slides

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