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Me, signing

Had a successful signing in Saskatoon at McNally Robinson over the weekend. Here are a couple of photos… Twist of the Blade will be out before long–beginning of September–and there’ll be a more formal launch of the whole series then. I’ll also be at Word on the Street in Saskatoon on September 21 to promote …

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One Song of the Sword signing down, two to go…

I had a great signing of Song of the Sword Chapters Regina on Saturday–lots of people stopped to talk, and sold about a dozen books over the three hours, which is pretty good for these sorts of things. Next Saturday, June 28, I’ll be in Saskatoon, reading and signing at McNally Robinson at 1 p.m., then moving over …

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Signings coming up in Regina and Saskatoon

Song of the Sword is officially out and about in the world! Come buy a copy and get it autographed at one of my upcoming Saskatchewan signings. I’ll be at Chapters Regina (near the Southland Mall) on Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to probably 2 p.m. or so, then a week later, on Saturday, …

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Song of the Sword is in print!

Got this handsome box of books from Coteau Books yesterday: copies of Song of the Sword, Book 1 of my five-book The Shards of Excalibur series. Book 2, Twist of the Blade, is already written and edited and into the production process–it’s due out September 1. Book 3 will be out a year from now and …

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Cover art reveal: Twist of the Blade

Song of the Sword will be out next month…but at Coteau Books they’re already hard at work on Twist of the Blade. And here’s the cover art! Twist of the Blade will be out in the fall, so if you like Song of the Sword, you won’t have long to wait for the exciting second …

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Read the first chapter of Song of the Sword

You can now read the first chapter of Song of the Sword online! And in a very short time, you’ll be able to buy the book and read the whole thing–the release date is coming up fast. Enjoy!

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Kirkus Reviews calls Song of the Sword “a tight story” with characters who “exhibit honest emotions”

First review I’ve seen of the new version of Song of the Sword is from Kirkus Reviews, which says it’s “a tight story (all the details make sense), and characters exhibit honest emotions,” and adds, “Fantasy references galore should ensure that readers who enjoy fantasy—and Arthurian legend in particular—come away satisfied.“ Read the whole thing. …

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Song of the Sword gets a Pinterest board…hey, that rhymes!

Coteau Books, publisher of The Shards of Excalibur series, has a great marketing team: they’ve set up a Pinterest board dedicated to Song of the Sword, with images related to the story. They populated it with a few things before I even found out about it, and I’ve added a few since, and will add …

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Coteau Books releases Spring 2014 catalogue featuring Song of the Sword

The re-launch of The Shards of Excalibur grows ever nearer: Coteau Books has released its spring 2014 catalogue (download the whole thing here) which features Song of the Sword, book one in the five-book series which will continue with Twist of the Blade (currently in rewrites) this fall…with two more as-yet-untitled-and-unwritten books to follow in …

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Cover Art Reveal: Song of the Sword

Here’s the cover art for the revised version of Song of the Sword, first book in The Shards of Excalibur, being published by Coteau Books beginning in May. Even if you read the original Lobster Press version of the book, you’ll want a copy of the new one, which is extensively revised and also comes …

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