March 5, 2010

Hey, folks. First, a quick request. If you are a pro or semi-pro cartographer, and if you’ve read, are reading, or are planning to read The Conqueror’s Shadow, I’d like to have a (for the moment) hypothetical conversation with you. Please e-mail me via the Contact tab.

Second, I’m ready to announce the winner of the My Name of the King Contest. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the winner is…

February 2, 2010

Hey, folks. As we come ever nearer the release of The Conqueror’s Shadow, I want to take a moment to look ahead to other novels–and to offer a contest regarding one of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

I need your help in coming up with a name–well, technically a title–for a character in my upcoming novel, The Goblin Corps. You could win both an acknowledgment in the book and a free, signed copy of either The Goblin Corps or The Conqueror’s Shadow.

Click here for details.

Looking forward to hearing what you come up with. ๐Ÿ™‚

Additionally, Expeditious Retreat’s Freeport Companion for 4E is out now.

January 21, 2010: Warlord’s Legacy sample

So, did you like The Conqueror’s Shadow, and are trying to decide if you want to get The Warlord’s Legacy? Or are you still trying to make up your mind about both?

Let’s help you out with that. Random House has posted a sample of The Warlord’s Legacy as part of their "50 Page Fridays" feature. It’s straight from the text, it’s uncut, and it’s free. Clicky, clicky.

(And if you missed it earlier, the sample of The Conqueror’s Shadow is still available as well, here.)

While you’re at it, don’t forget the "Say What" contest, which ends in 10 days. And yeah, I real

January 19, 2010

Hey, folks. Next week, I’ll be participating in an online RP session with other Random House authors and a few selected fans, but open to watch by pretty much anyone.ย  Details available here.

January 17, 2010: Spill.com

Some of you are already familiar with Spill. For those who aren’t, it’s a cool entertainment news site, with lots of funny and/or interesting animated reviews and podcasts.

They’re also running a contest/giveaway of several copies of The Conqueror’s Shadow, and one of The Warlord’s Legacy.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ Click here for details.

And in the meantime, don’t forget that my own "Say What" contest is still running through the end of the month. Yet more opportunities for free stuff, so get cracking!

January 6, 2010

Hello, folks, and welcome to a new year and–depending on how you interpret your calendar–a new decade. I hope you all had a great holiday season.

As we enter 2010, I’ve got a new D&D book available: The Plane Below. This book, which presents the Elemental Chaos to DMs, is my first time serving as lead designer on a WotC book. Here’s hoping everyone finds it enjoyable.

I’ve got a large article coming up in Dungeon Online as well, as part of the Domains of Dread series. Link to that forthcoming as soon as it goes live.

I’ve also finally hopped aboard Twitter. You can follow me there, as well as on my LJ and Facebook. I don’t expect to be tweeting all that often–mostly professional announcements and the like–but still, if you’re on Twitter, I’d love to have you aboard.

Last but not least, we’re at T -7 weeks until the release of The Conqueror’s Shadow. I am, as you may well imagine, getting rather frantically psyched.