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.

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:


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!

I have to admit to being a bit obsessed with this year’s political campaign.  I watch election returns on CNN every Tuesday as if it were a favorite drama series.  I watch debates whenever they’re on.  And I have an embarrassing number of political websites that I check on a daily basis. 

In the course of watching and listening and surfing, I’ve heard certain things again and again that bug the hell out of me because, a) they’re just not true, and b) they fit a narrative that the mainstream media wishes were true.  What things? you ask.  Let’s start with these:  Read the rest of this entry »

Something New

October 22, 2007

All right, there still appear to be a few bugs in the system, but I’ll get through them. (For a while there I thought my first post was going to be WordPress’s initial instructions — how pathetic would that have been?)

This is my first attempt at blogging, and for someone who makes his living as a writer, I’m surprised to find myself a bit intimidated.  It’s not that I have nothing to say, but rather that I don’t know where to begin.

As I say, I’m a professional writer — I write fiction, fantasy mostly — and I view this blog as a place where I can share my ideas and observations on the artistic process, such as it is, that guides my professional life.  But I have other interests as well.  I’m a husband, and a father to two wonderful girls.  I’m a concerned citizen of this country (alright concerned is a bit too weak — terrified, really) with strong opinions about where we ought to be headed as a people and as a nation.  I’m a dedicated (fanatical?) amateur photographer.  I’m an avid birder and naturalist.  I love music and Thai food and the New York Mets (my heart may never heal).  And I have things I want to say about all those things.

I guess, then, that this blog is about far more than my work.  Indeed, I hope it will be about far more than me.  That’s the point of a blog, right?  It’s a chance for people to interact, to exchange ideas.  So welcome, and thanks for stopping by.  Let the exchange of words begin.

Today’s music:  Chris Thile