A lightening Monday check-in today.
First: Since I surpassed 500 likes on Facebook, I’m giving away a signed copy of my first SciFi novel Zero along with limited edition bookmark & badge! The competition closes this Wednesday 10th June at midnight GMT, so there is still time to enter. All you have to do to enter is follow this link to the picture on Facebook and follow the instructions.
Secondly, I’m pleased to announce that I have been able to snag the illustrious Lucas Bale for an interview to post right here on The Path! For those who don’t know, Bale is not only a SciFi author making some serious waves with his first series, the Beyond the Wall series, but is also one of the masterminds behind curating and releasing the SciFi Short Story anthology No Way Home.
No Way Home was released in March 2015 and was a collection of 8 stories from new and up-and-coming Science Fiction authors, including myself. They were 10,000 word stories, so it really gave the writers a chance to get their teeth into the settings and narratives and reflect upon the theme of being ‘stranded’. They are stories ‘from which there are no return.’
The results were varied and engaging and the anthology did exceedingly well, topping both UK and US Amazon charts for Dystopian Science Fiction and SciFi Anthologies within the first few weeks of release.
This is not only a testament to the stories, but to the gumption, know-how and determination of Bale who engineered the launch, publicity, cover art and, with the help of equally talented writer Alex Roddie, also did the formatting and the editing.
In short, Bale’s list of a achievements is not short and with the third book in his BTW series, A Shroud of Night and Tears now out and another potential collaborative anthology in the pipeline, it seemed like a really good time to pick his brain about his experiences of working as a writer, independent publisher as well as coordinator of a ring of writers and producing anthologies.
The interview will be posted later this week so stay tuned! In the mean time you can find out more about Lucas Bale and his projects and work on his website.
Get to clicking and stay tuned for the interview!