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22 , 2003
for the delay in updating both here and at the Sci-Fi Online Community.
Lots has happened over the past four months. First off, I've become engaged
to a wonderful young woman. While that relationship and the planning of
the wedding has pulled me away from some of my usual online duties, I
have a ton of writing-related news as well. So read on.
course, you may want to know that "Faith in the Past," the third
Fairlight novel is now out in full force. If you haven't picked up your
copy, I encourage you to do so by clicking
here. There's also a link for the hardcover edition from that page.
on for the rest...
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community
You may have noticed
that the old Chance Encounters community is now finally all the way
gone. But that's okay. That's why I'm running the iU Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Community. So make sure you check it out. With the recent changes in
my life, I haven't updated it much since the beginning of the year,
but that is changing with this month. I've got several new articles
going up by March 23.
New articles will
include (each penned by me):
POD and Me
Sci-Fi Goes Mainstream?
A Sci-Fi Writer's
If you haven't yet
been to the new community, I encourage you to check it out.
Last year, I attended
the Pikes Peak Writers
Conference and wrote a "wrap up" article that can be found
in the Article Library at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community.
This year, I volunteered
to run the Friday Afternoon Read & Critiques and became a regular
attendee of the conference steering committee. One of the hot topics
this year was that of POD. Thanks to an article I wrote (that will soon
be reprinted at the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Community) and a little networking,
I was asked to join the conference faculty this year and sit on an alternative
publishing panel. Instead of paying to go to the conference this year,
I get paid.
The panel I'm sitting
on takes place on the last day of the conference (Sunday, April 27).
All three of my Fairlight novels will be in the conference book store
and it is also possible that I will be doing a signing sometime after
the panel. If not, I'll be happy to sign any of my books that sell.
Just hit me up in the hallway!
Again, I strongly
encourage any writers to attend the conference and I hope to see you
thing at the stores right now is the Fairlight Calendar. You've
got to check this thing out... Each month gets a different character
and I've done brand new art for many characters previously not
seen on any book cover. Even though we're already into March,
this calendar is really worth it for the rest of the year. Pick
one up today!
to visit the rest of the online stores:
Online Store: http://www.cafepress.com/cftf_store
THIS CALENDAR IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
HFT Online Store:
FITP Online Store: http://www.cafepress.com/cftf_store
for the Future & Hope
Sometimes a character
just won't die...
Nik Tavarone is even more popular than ever. Not only did
he made it onto the cover of "Faith in the Past," we also
get to see how he and Chance met for the first time in that book. And
that's not the only place Nik's showing up these days.
Over the holiday season and in conjunction with the trade paperback
release of FITP, a brand new short story featuring Nik Tavarone and
Faith debuted at www.paulcarhart.com
on December 2, 2002. The story is called Saint Nik. It has a
holiday theme and takes place right after the events in Faith in
the Past. This story has never been available and will be exclusive
to my website. I hope you'll come back by for a read. I'm sure you'll
Also, Riot Act, another short story featuring Nik Tavarone, is
now featured in an anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short fiction entitled
Riot Act tells
the story of Nik's internment in a cleansing camp and the events that
ultimately lead him to join up with Chance and the resistance. Unlike
Taking Chances, which was made into a booklet and distributed
at my author events and signings, Riot Act has not yet been made
available to my readers. It is exclusive to this collection, so you'll
want to pick up a copy of this anthology. You'll also be able to check
out a lot of other great modern speculative fiction voices at the same
time. I'm excited about this opportunity to be included with many of
my peers in this collection.
in the Past
Get your copy
The trade paperback edition of Faith in the Past is now available
directly from the publisher's website. And guess what? The cover price
is one dollar less than the other two books! Only $19.95! I couldn't
have been more surprised or pleased by that news.
Collectors Edition of Faith in the Past
hardcover Collectors Edition is also now available exclusively through
the publisher. The cover price of the hardcover Collectors Edition is
$29.95. Get yours today!
And now the usual
updating of projects. Much has changed since the last time so check
One of the
I'm into chapter 20 now (out of 28) and moving ahead at full speed.
I'm furiously trying to get a polished draft complete by the Pikes Peak
Writers Conference as I hope to pitch it to an agent or editor there
and gain some traditional publishing interest.
for Every Day
All of the tips have been gathered and I'm probably halfway through
with fleshing it out. It's on hold, however, until at least May of this
Chris and I have drawn a line in the sand. We're not going to
let any new Crockett exploits derail us from writing the stories we've
already mapped up. Anything new will have to go into a sequel or second
edition of this book.
Life is But
I hate to leave this one this far down on the list, especially since
I've got some potential agent interest. However, with all the other
projects on my plate, I have little choice. I'd like to sit down and
write the whole thing, but I'll probably put it into a proposal at this
point so I can shop it around by the end of the year.
Series: Book One
Yep. I've got another idea I want to explore and hope to get agent/editor
interest in before I go back to writing Fairlight books for self-publishing
/on spec. I can't say any more at this point.
I actually wrote the first part of chapter one already, hoping I might
include something from this book as a teaser in FITP. However, I didn't
want to get tied to what I wrote, especially since I probably won't
even get around to plotting or writing Faith Restored until late
this year. However, the story for FR is tied very tightly to FITP so
I don't expect it to languish very long.
God bless and thanks
again for your support and readership!
Author, The Fairlight Novels