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Lazette Gifford, Editor

Good News From Forward Motion

atest publishing news from our members.

Member Wen Spencer is the 2003 John W. Campbell award winner!

Holly Lisle sold her novel
"Midnight Rain!"

Watch for more news in future editions of Vision!

Memory of Fire -- Take a look at the big cover here ...Holly's latest book is in the bookstores!  If you can't find it order it from your local book stores!  (This is better for authors than ordering on-line -- it keeps their numbers up where they count!)

Vincalis the AgitatorCover work for Holly's new novel, Vincallis the Agitator

Look for it in bookstores now!

Holly Lisle's acclaimed trilogy THE SECRET TEXTS is the epic adventure of heroes battling a resurrected evil that had nearly destroyed the world a millennium before. Now Holly Lisle take readers back to the days of that ancient apocalypse -- and to the decadent heart of a fantastic, doomed empire . . .

Glory of the Dragons

Based on a science of sorcery called Dragon magic, the Hars Ticlarim is a miraculous place of mansions built on clouds and gardens blooming diamonds beneath canopies of captive stars. But this incomparable beauty hides a dark core: Dragon magic draws its power from the agony of slaves who are killed for sorcerous fuel. And for three thousand years, no one has dared question the empire's inhuman cruelty . . . until now.

Wraith, a boy with an uncanny power, seeks the art to foment a revolution within the Hars Ticlarim. Solander, a brilliant young mage, believed he has discovered a totally new form of magic. Luercas, a sadistic noble, will commit any crime that furthers his ambition. All three are clever, resolute, driven -- and naive. For they challenge the rulers of a globe-spanning power that has endured for millennia -- rulers who will do anything to stay in power forever . . .

Holly Lisle's current books -- on the stands now!


Holly Lisle's Talyn and Romantic Fantasy #2 have sold to Tor!

Sheila Kelly (aka S.L. Viehl/Gena Hale/Jessica Hall/Rebecca Kelly) Sold an as of yet untitled Christmas adult Christian fiction novel, to Guideposts International Book and Media Division, rush deadline of September, to be released December 2003. This is the fourth book she's sold  to Guideposts since November.

S.L. Viehl was made an offer from the Science Fiction Book Club to make her novel Blade Dancer a featured alternate selection.  

Wen Spencer has been nominated for the Campbell award as best new genre writer of the year. AND SHE WON!

Tamara Siler Jones has sold Ghosts in the Snow, the first book in a three book contract, to Bantam Dell.


John McMullen made his first short story sale.

Izzy545 reports the sale of a short story, "Duck, Turtle, Tadpole," to the children's e-zine Jellybean.

Jean Rosestar also reports a first story sale.

Cathii has had both a poem and her e-guide "29 Ways to Quit Overeating" accepted for publication.

Robert Sloan made a sale to Veinglory.

Phoenixfury has been asked by Penguin Putnam Senior Editor Sharon November to join the Firebird editorial board.

Jodi Ralston saw her first published story in an anthology from Fantasque.

Justin Stanchfield sold stories to Fortean Bureau, Phobos Entertainment, Chaos Theory and Far Sector, and saw his story "Beneath This Empty Sky" reprinted in the Best of Penumbric anthology.

Grace Tierny sold an article "Writing for Peanuts" to FundsForWriters Jr.

Kiervan's first fiction sale, for the story "Interview," was made to Monster's Ink.

Lazette Gifford sold her chap book "Honor Bound" to Yard Dog Press.

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