Vision: A Resource for Writers
Lazette Gifford, Editor
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Holly Lisle's Vision

Good News from Forward Motion



Vincalis the AgitatorCover work for Holly's new novel, Vincallis the Agitator, to be released in March, 2002:

 


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 book -- on the stands now!

To defeat the Dragons, Kait and Ry must destroy the source of the sorcerers' power -- the Mirror of Souls. But if they succeed, they will lose the only weapon that can stop Luercas from becoming a demonic god who will enslave the entire world . . . forever.
Book III of THE SECRET TEXTS
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 Moderator S. L. Viehl has two new Releases:

Dream Mountain (writing as Gena Hale) 10/10 published by Onyx (NAL)

Shockball (StarDocIV) 11/09 published by Roc SF/F

And has sold:

Melting the Iceman and two additional romance novels to Onyx (NAL)

A Matter of Consultation (AH short story) to Baen 


Congrats to Caroline Allard placed a story and two poems at ShadowKeep. She's the first poet published there! (www.shadowkeepzine.com )


Moderator Justin Stanchfield published "To the Sea, Our Tears Returned,"  in the Bones of the World Anthology from SFF.NET.  You can order a copy from http:www.sff.net if you wish.  

He also received his first Nebula nomination for that story! He also won one of the top three places in the 2001 Phobos Fiction Contest for the story 'The Hanged Man, the Lovers and the Fool.' An anthology of the winning stories is pending. 

He also placed a story at Fiction Inferno. 


Moderator Sarah Jane Elliot receives Lightner Grant!  The A.M. Lightner Grant provides financial means for aspiring writers to attend conventions, buy computers, or whatever they need to continue pursuing their career goals.


Moderator Vicki McElfresh's short story, "Pride's Beginning" sold to Dragonlaugh. 'This was my first real sale, and I was terribly excited when I came home to find my acceptance letter.'


Moderator Anne M. Marble has a  column called "Romancing the Keyboard" at Writing-World.com. 'I got the gig because Moira Allen read my articles in Vision and liked them enough to contact me!'

Here's the URL:
http://www.writing-world.com/marble/index.html


June Robertson won the Opening Gambit Contest sponsored by the Northeast Indiana Romance Authors Chapter of RWA. 


Moderator Jennifer St.Clair Bush Sold novel "Prince of Shadows" to Writers-Exchange E-Publishing. 'This is the first book in a proposed trilogy. This is the Horrid Rewrite, in its what, 12th incarnation? Something like that. I'm very happy it has a good home.'

(And she later took a job with the epublisher as well!) 

Her novel,  The Tenth Ghost is available at the Writers' Exchange E-publishing.  Anyone curious and who might not want to wait for the print version next year, here's the address:

http://www.writers-exchange.com/epublishing/jennifer-book1.htm  


Moderator Lazette Gifford's urban fantasy story, 'Into Darkness' is now up at Fables, and her story 'Seri Ember' will appear in the Summer issue of  Fiction Inferno (along with a story by Forward Motion Moderator, Justin Stanchfield).

She also sold the story 'Blood of the Clan' to  Bizzaro Games for an upcoming release.

Her novella, Last Days of Faneh Thenyal out in February from Jintsu (http://www.eggplant-productions.com/jintsu/ ), where you can read an excerpt.

Lazette's first novel, Silky, is available from Embiid Publishing. (http://www.embiid.net

Exciting, complex and richly textured, with a world you'll believe and a protagonist you have to cheer for -- Silky is wonderful. 
--Holly Lisle, author of Courage of Falcons