I'm very sad to announce that Linda Houle, co-founder of L&L Dreamspell Publishing, has passed away. With her passing, the publisher of The Roads to Baldairn Motte, has closed its doors, and all of their 300 some odd titles are now out of print. My co-authors and I send our sympathies to Linda's family and friends, including her L&L Dreamspell partner Lisa Smith. Both Linda and Lisa were great to work with and we thank them for taking a chance on an oddball project like a mosaic fantasy novel with three unknown authors.
All rights to Baldairn Motte have reverted back to us, and my agent is currently reviewing the book to hopefully place it with another publisher. With any luck, the book will be available again in at least e-book format. Until such time, if you want a copy, we do have extra paperbacks that we use for book signings and whatnot--just shoot me an e-mail or message on FB.
I'm very excited to present the brand new collection of Dreamwielder artwork from artist Patrick Williams. Patrick is a talented, versatile artist, and it's inspiring to see his vision of the Dreamwielder characters. So much so, I have half a mind to put down my work in progress, Remember the Future, and start writing a sequel to Dreamwielder, but no, there's time enough for that. For now, I hope you will enjoy the artwork as much as I have. Cheers!
FREE BOOKS!!! You've likely seen the series of Mettlefetchers pictures I've been posting the last week or so. Now I need your help with the inverse meme campaign. Repost some of the Mettlefetchers memes, or better yet, show off your Photoshop skills and make your own with the catch phrase "What is Mettlefetchers?" Post them wherever you hangout online--FB, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram--and then report back here where you've shared them and I'll pick my top 2 favorite helpers to receive the prize package in the picture: a DRM free version of Dreamwielder (Kindle not included) and paperbacks of Baldairn Motte, Umbral Visions, and Pirates & Swashbucklers 2. It's a win-win situation for everyone. Free books and you do me a giant favor in helping promote Mettlefetchers by simply having a little fun. Whadaya think? -Garrett Calcaterra
As I wrote a while back in an article at Waistcoat & Watch, one of the keys to having a successful career as a writer is creating a large body of work. If you want to make a living as a novelist, you need to have a bunch of books out there for fans to buy and read. I take the idea a step further and really try to diversify my writing, publishing everything from novels and short stories to magazine articles and essays, not to mention writing screenplays to submit to festivals on the long shot some producer will actually want to produce one and write me a fat check (yeah, I know, fat chance). In any case, this usually means I’m juggling multiple projects at any given time, and right now is no exception. In fact, my good friend and frequent collaborator, Ahimsa Kerp, and I have just a launched a new project we’d like to submit for your consideration: Mettlefetchers.