How I Screwed Up the Artesans Re-Release

Well, this is embarrassing!  I try to help out my fellow writers in any way I can, so I was delighted when Cas Peace wrote to tell me she was doing a major re-launch for her terrific "Artesans of Albia" series.  I quickly put together a list of interview questions and shipped them off to her.

Now, like most of the rest of you, I'm beset by projects and my head is often in the clouds.  One of my meager attempts at organization is to use my gmail inbox as a "to do" list.  The first thing I have to do in the morning is delete all the BS that I seem to get sent on a daily basis.  After that, I put stars next to the emails that seem important (I don't usually open them and read them...I just put stars next to them so I can run around worried about what might be in those mysterious, nagging emails).

Anyway, Cas quickly replied with her interview answers, and in a very rare case of me being on top of things, I immediately opened the email and posted her wonderful interview.  The second I hit the "publish" button, that interview hit the WWW.  It was like scattering feathers to the wind, I couldn't bring them back if I wanted to (but I couldn't conceive of any reason why I would want to, so it was all OK).

Anyway, a few days later I get a message from Cas asking my why I'd published the interview already since the re-release wasn't suppose to take place until 8 days later.  D'oH!  I felt bad of course, but Cas said she'd forgive me as long as I followed up with a correct post on the 15th (which this is...I hope).  You never want to get on a writer's bad side.  What I really want to avoid is the existence of an incompetent general named Waller or something in an upcoming Artesans book who screws up a major military offensive by sending his troops in to battle 8 days early (writers are conniving, and this is the way they take vengeance for all eternity).

Cas has got a great giveaway going which you can check out here (they sent me a widget but it didn't work quite right for some reason, so I'm just providing a link).

You can check out Cas's web page here.

And I highly recommend you check out the previous interview I posted here.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, here is a brief synopsis:

On a foolhardy foray into a foreign realm, Taran Elijah is attacked by a terrible weapon known as the Staff. Killing its wielder, he escapes into Albia, inadvertently carrying the Staff.

Concerned by the vicious raids that follow Taran's actions, Major Sullyan of the High King's forces crosses into Andaryon to seek diplomatic resolution to the crisis. She is captured and tortured by Lord Rykan, aspirant to the Andaryon throne.

Slowly dying, Sullyan escapes his clutches. She offers her skills to the Hierarch in defence of his throne, finally confronting Rykan on the field of battle.

Her handsome Captain and lover, Robin Tamsen, embarks on a desperate quest to recover the Staff. But Rykan's greedy General, Sonten, is two steps ahead of him. If Robin cannot lay hold of the weapon before Sonten does, Sullyan's life and the lives of all Artesans are forfeit.

The race for the Staff has begun.

And here is the video trailer for the series!

There!  I hope I've atoned for my previous incompetence and General Waller will never ride on his inglorious charge :) !

Good luck with the re-launch Cas!

1 comment :

  1. Walter - as if I'd EVER take revenge on someone who's trying to help me out!! :-) Although ... hmm, that idea of an incompetent general is tempting ... :D
    Rest assured - you are safe from my conniving pen. You have my grateful thanks for posting the original, and double thanks for a follow -up post.