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Gemmell Voting,Wheel of Time Article,Audible Tournament Winner+Updates

Voting has begun for the David Gemmell Legend Award, which I mentioned last week. It will continue through May 31st. Both WARBREAKER and THE GATHERING STORM are among the five nominees, but if you’re struggling to pick one I’d recommend THE GATHERING STORM since I feel it’s more in the spirit of Mr. Gemmell’s work.

There’s a great article on Robert Jordan, Harriet, and finishing the Wheel of Time in the Charleston City Paper. I’m not sure about the print edition, but online it’s listed as the cover story.

THE GATHERING STORM has won Audible’s 3rd Annual Tournament of Audiobooks, defeating THE HELP in the final round. Wow! Since this is a fan-voted award, I’m honored that you decided to give it the nod. I’m sure Mr. Jordan is also pleased. Performers Michael Kramer and Kate Reading have many fans as well; if you haven’t had a chance to check out the Wheel of Time series on audiobook, give it a try.

Speaking of audiobooks, over at Fantasy Literature they’ve posted reviews of both audio versions of WARBREAKER. There are also reviews of my other titles on that page, and many other reviews throughout the site.

In the most recent podcast episode of Writing Excuses, Dan, Howard, and I brainstorm story concepts using ideas from science. We started out by using a New Scientist article called “13 More Things We Don’t Understand”. Check it out.

In the most recent MISTBORN 3 annotations I talk about the beginning of Vin’s climax and her fight with the Inquisitors, Marsh and the earring, and cinematic writing. We’re getting close to the end… I guess I should start putting up the WARBREAKER annotations soon.

Finally, my good friend Janci Patterson just got her first fiction sale: her YA novel SKIPPED was bought by Christy Ottaviano at Henry Holt. I couldn’t be more pleased for her; I gave her some comments on the book (I basically thought it was brilliant). Janci also gave me some comments on THE WAY OF KINGS that proved invaluable in writing the final draft; if you’re following me on Twitter or Facebook you heard a little more about that. You may also recognize Janci from the MISTBORN 3 chapter 30 annotations. Anyway, I assume Janci’s book will be out in 2011 or 2012, after which you can all buy it and find out for yourself how great it is.

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