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Fantasy Novelist Hickman to Write Computer Game Novel

‘Stretch Goal’ Promises Tracy Hickman Serial Novel for Upcoming ‘Shroud of the Avatar’ Fantasy Computer Game Portalarium Games announced late yesterday that I have offered to write a serial fantasy novel for the upcoming fantasy computer game ‘Shroud of the Avatar’ should the project fund to the $1.8m dollar stretch goal. All backers (including those […] Continue reading →

Batman’s Buried Treasures

Last year, I had the great joy in seeing my Batman novel, ‘Wayne of Gotham’ in print. It was a thrill to have visited so long with the Caped Crusader and I was anxious to be able to do so again. I set my heart to the task and produced an outline which I thought […] Continue reading →

Tracy Hickman Joins ‘Shroud of the Avatar’ as Lead Story Designer

Two Legends of Gaming join forces! International and New York Times Best-selling fantasy author Tracy Hickman is pleased to announce that he is joining Richard Garriott’s team as Lead Story Designer for ‘Shroud of the Avatar.’ “There is a tremendous opportunity to create something meaningful, challenging and wondrous in Shroud of the Avatar,” Tracy said. […] Continue reading →

Unearthed Treasures for the Archives

Last year, Brigham Young University asked us if we would allow them to archive our papers in their special collections. It was an incredible honor and one which we were very happy to accept. The idea that our drawings, notes and original manuscripts could be preserved and studied for generations to come has made us […] Continue reading →

Swept Up by the Sea

One of the interesting changes between our special collector’s editions of Dragon’s Bard and those of the mass-market editions has been not only in the content of the books but in the marketing approach itself. Originally the second book in our series was titled ‘Blackshore’ and was a sea-going romantic pirate tale. The publishers who […] Continue reading →

Write Like the Dickens Webinar

The world of publishing is radically changing but lessons from the past can give us new insights into how we can best address this future. Tonight’s online video webinar, “Write Like the Dickens!’ explores why the economic model of traditional publishing has been turned on its head (literally) and how utilizing techniques from the time […] Continue reading →

The Man Who Invented Christmas

For some time now I’ve been enjoy the book, ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas‘ by Les Standiford. The subtitle is ‘How Charles Dickens’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits.’ As I have felt compelled this holiday season to write my own Christmas tale — and in Dicken’s serial format nonetheless […] Continue reading →

Holiday Fantasy Sale

Tis the season of giving … and we are offering unique gifts for the holidays. Everything from a new holiday story, to savings on signed, numbered and registered novels from our private printing and even gift discounts on our writing seminars. If you are looking for something special, then please visit our Holiday Fantasy Sale! […] Continue reading →