I’m on Facebook!!

April 30, 2010

Yes, I have succumbed to the lure of social networking.  Finally.  And actually, I’m having fun connecting with friends old and new.

So come and visit my page and friend me!   http://www.facebook.com/david.b.coe

Only two days left in the Robin Hood book giveaway contest at my website.  Visit now to win a signed copy of the newly released novelization of the upcoming movie, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett.

So visit the site and enter the contest.  You might even win!

Two Ways to Win a Book!

April 27, 2010

Today is launch day for Robin Hood, my novelization of the upcoming movie, and I have yet another blog post about the experience of writing the book.  You can find it here at the blog of The Knight Agency, the literary agency that represents me.

So how can you win a copy of the book?  Two ways actually.  You can go to the Knight Agency and comment on my post there.  That will automatically enter you in a drawing for a signed copy of the book.  Or you can visit the contests page at my web site and enter the contest there.  That, too, is for a signed copy of the book.

And for those of you who are wondering, the movie Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will be out in theaters on May 14.

A Post About Robin Hood

April 26, 2010

Okay, first of all, tomorrow, April 27, is the release date for Robin Hood, my novelization of the new movie of the same title that will be released on May 14. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. The novel is being published by Tor Books. And if you would like a chance to win a free, signed copy, visit my web site and enter the contest!

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe, among others. The post is called “ROBIN HOOD Q & A,” and it’s all about my experience writing the novelization for the Ridley Scott Robin Hood movie that comes out May 14. I hope you enjoy it.

ROBIN HOOD, a novelization by David B. Coe Today’s post can be found at http://www.sfnovelists.com, the group blog on speculative fiction that I maintain along with a group of over one hundred published authors of science fiction and fantasy.  The post is called “ROBIN HOOD and ‘Creative Ownership'”.  I hope you enjoy it.

And for those of you who are wondering, ROBIN HOOD, my novelization of the Ridley Scott movie, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will be released next Tuesday, April 27.  The movie is scheduled for release in theaters on May 14.

And for those of you who’d like to try to win a signed copy of the book, there is a contest underway at my website right now.  So visit the site, answer the very simple question on the contests page, and maybe you’ll win!

Dragon's Lure, edited by Daniel Ackley-McPhail

Dragon's Lure, edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail

"The Dragon Muse"

"The Dragon Muse", a story by David B. Coe

I have a new short story coming out late next month, and it’s time to start promoting the anthology.  So, here we go….

The anthology is called Dragon’s Lure, and it’s edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail.  It is being published by Dark Quest Books, and will be launched on May 30 at Balticon.  Sadly, I can’t be at the convention.  That’s the antho jacket art at the top.  The image below the jacket is the illustration for my story, which is called “The Dragon Muse.”  I’m not going to tell you much about “The Dragon Muse” except to say a) it’s my first dragon story ever, and b) it is not your typical dragon story.

Here is the text of the Dark Quest Books publicity text for the release and the anthology:

Those Bad-Ass Faeries Are Back…
And They’ve Brought Friends!

Join Us for the Legendary Triple Launch:

Bad-Ass Faeries 3: In All Their Glory
Dragon’s Lure, and New Blood

The Garden Room
Sunday, May 30th, 7pm to 9pm

Readings, Fun, Prizes, and way too many
editors and contributors to name

See the Sidhe na Daire/Dark Quest Table
in the front corner of the dealer’s room
for more details.

Web Links:
www.sidhenadaire.com/books/DL.htm
www.sidhenadaire.com/promoBAF3.htm

Contents:

Baited Breath, by John Grant
Weathermaker, by Vonnie Winslow Crist
The Gargler’s Game, by Patrick Thomas
He Who Burns, by James Chambers
Flying Away Home, by Misty Massey
Among the Ember Oaks, by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
The Bakunawa, by Mike Penncavage
Perchance to Dream, by CE Murphy
Off-the-Wagon Dragon, by Hildy Silverman
Thus The Trap, by Bernie Mojzes
The Dragon Song, by Randy Farran
Point of Etiquette , by CJ Henderson
The Dragon’s Retorte, by Claire Stephens McMurray
Red Dragon Symphony, by Robert E. Waters
The Fall Of Teotihuacan, by DC Wilson
Lord Bai’s Discovery, by Jean Marie Ward
Fire in the Hole, by Keith RA DeCandido
Drawing Fire, by Anna Yardney
The Dog and Pony and Dragon Show, by Jeffrey Lyman
Red Talons, by James Daniel Ross
The Dragon Muse, by David B. Coe

Back Ad:

Here There Be Dragons!

What is the deal with virgins?
Why would a dragon want to swallow the moon?
Is a bed of treasure really to be desired?

At long last a collection that delves in the lore on what lures a dragon. We bring you nineteen tempting tales of draconic wonder–along with the lyrics to two classic and much-beloved songs–certain to broaden your understanding of these legendary creatures that have fascinated mankind throughout time and across cultures.

Trek across a dragon’s dream space in C.E. Murphy’s Perchance to Dream…Take wing in Misty Massey’s Flying Away Home…and the burning question in Vonnie Winslow Crist’s Weathermaker…got milk? Everything you wanted to know about dragons, but no one has survived to ask…

With stories by John Grant, Vonnie Winslow Crist, Patrick Thomas, James Chambers, Misty Massey, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Mike Penncavage, C.E. Murphy, Hildy Silverman, Bernie Mojzes, Randy Farran, C.J. Henderson, Claire Stephens McMurray, Robert E. Waters, D.C. Wilson, Jean Marie Ward, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Anna Yardney, Jeffrey Lyman, James Daniel Ross, and David B. Coe, this is a tome you are sure to treasure!

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe, among others. The post is called “Accurate, Schmaccurate; As Long As It’s Right,” and it’s about finding the balance between historical accuracy and artistic integrity. I hope you enjoy it.

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe, among others. The post is called “Tunnel Vision” and it’s about overcoming preconceived notions in your writing. It even includes a couple of my photographs. I hope you enjoy it.

A Post About Titles

April 5, 2010

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe, among others. The post is called “Gone With a Mighty Wind of a Midsummer Night’s Perfect Storm” and it’s about finding the perfect title for your book or story. I hope you enjoy it.

Spring is Here

April 1, 2010

Spring has come at last to the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.  The past two mornings I’ve taken my camera and hiked down into what’s known as Shakerag Hollow where wildflowers are already blooming.  Bloodroot, Hepatica, Spring Beauty, Dutchman’s Britches, Rue Anemone, Celandine Poppy, Trout Lily, and several kinds of trillium (although most of the trillium are still a week or two away from being in full bloom.  The streams in the hollow are running high with water from the rains we’ve had the last month, and a few spring migrants have started to filter in:  Black and white warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-throated green warbler, Blue-headed vireo.

Here are a few images.  The top one is Bloodroot, the second is Celandine Poppy, and the third is Hepatica:

Photograph by David B. Coe

Photograph by David B. Coe

Photograph by David B. Coe

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