In my continuing efforts to give my fans everything they would like me to give them, I am happy to announce that The Book of Deacon now has its very own wiki! As I write this, it is little more than a framework, with some basic information on the books and selected characters and little else. My understanding is that it is considered bad form for me to update the info in my own wiki, so I’m hoping that a few enterprising fans will take it upon themselves to fill in the gaps. Standard wiki rules apply. Please try to be accurate, please try not to be vulgar, and please be considerate to others. There are no rules against spoilers, but feel free to label spoiler material if you like. If you’re interested in contributing, but don’t know how, feel free to shoot me an email and I’ll talk to the man in charge about creating a tutorial of some kind. You can contact me if there are any problems, too.
There have been a few reviews, too. Pure Textuality posted a review of the first of my sci-fi books, Bypass Gemini. Some of you may recognize the name of that reviewer. She’s a long time fan who I’m proud to say has decided to join the ranks of the Pure Textuality reviewers. I wish her great luck, and thanks for the great review! The Book of Deacon got some love courtesy of Ileandra Young at her blog. My thanks to her as well. Also, for those of you who missed out on winning an autographed copy of The Book of Deacon during the Pure Textuality giveaway, I recommend you keep your eyes on Ebook Apothecary. I happen to know she’s in possession of a few copies.
Now, on to the stuff I can’t talk about in detail. First, pending merchandise. Remember when I asked you good folks what sort of merch you would most be interested in? First was paperback (done), then was jewelry (done), but another big request was a plush of Myn. Well, nothing is ready for announcement, but I’ve contacted a skilled plush artisan. When there is something to share, I’ll share it. I had mentioned in one place or another that I’d contacted a printer about possible posters, but I’ve had no reply on that, and haven’t had the opportunity to follow up. Another thing I’ve got going, though it is a bit earlier on in the process and a bit more hush hush, is a project that involves lawyers, contracts, translators, and Bulgaria. Nothing is even remotely definite on that, so I don’t want to jinx it. (There’s actually something even less definite involving all of those same words, but with Germany in place of Bulgaria, too.) Finally, I’ve been talking to the folks behind StoryBundle… and that’s about all I can say about that.
Last, but certainly not least, do yourself a favor and head over to my freshly redesigned art section. I changed the layout, splitting the fan art, official art, and support art into their own sections. I did this specifically so that I could share my thoughts about the fan art, and the thing that inspired me to make this change now was the arrival of the following bit of fan art. Magnificent.
So, that’s what I’ve got going on. Merchandizing, foreign intrigue, and a wiki. More details as they develop! Until then, thanks for reading!