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Thrasymachus
Learned Scribe

192 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2012 :  21:14:14  Show Profile Send Thrasymachus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the link to the online Serpentsong" freebie story. I loved it.
“The first one is free” is an interesting business model. How Floridian of you sir!

Just to clarify, when I meant fan, I meant fan of yours.
I think I found most of your works beyond the Forgotten Realms “Enemy Within” ect via Amazon and the Google.

Have you written stories for other magazines beyond Dragon?

PS I enjoy Forgotten Realms novels. But sometimes it’s like working a mine. You get some copper, some semi-precious stones. Ever since I discovered your works I have been like a greedy dwarf who’s blundered upon a heavily laden vein of gold, and I am just smacking the walls and laughing.

Enough gushing. Thank you very much.


Former Forgotten Realms brand manager Jim Butler: "Everything that bears the Forgotten Realms logo is considered canon".
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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2012 :  01:30:20  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Serpentsong is a nice little gem of a story. I liked it. I read it after finishing The Haunted Lands trilogy. Though looking back, I suppose it would have been better if I read it prior to Unclean.

Every beginning has an end.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2012 :  03:27:41  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I wrote for some small-press horror magazines early in my career. But I didn't write for other magazines when I was writing for Dragon and haven't written for any magazines since.

I have had quite a few stories in anthologies.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2012 :  21:13:57  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Check out the cover for my next Brotherhood of the Griffon novel, Prophet of the Dead:

http://www.amazon.com/Prophet-Dead-Richard-Lee-Byers/dp/0786963611
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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2012 :  21:17:50  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I should say it's really top-notch.

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 03 Aug 2012 :  22:16:12  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For those who are interested, my 2012 Gen Con schedule. This is where to find me if you want to say hi, get books signed, or listen to me expound on whatever.

THURSDAY

11:00 AM – SEMINAR – In the Mood
1:00 PM – SEMINAR – Painting with Words

FRIDAY

8:00 AM – SEMINAR – This Means War
9:00 AM – SEMINAR – Mano a Mano
11:00 AM – SEMINAR – Stealing from History
Noon – SEMINAR – Pathfinder Tales Author Summit
3:00 PM – WORKSHOP – Advanced World Building
4:00PM – SIGNING – Wizards of the Coast booth (Exhibition Hall)

SATURDAY

9:00 AM – SEMINAR – Breaking Into RPG Fiction
Noon – SEMINAR – Self-Publishing
3:00 PM – SIGNING – D&D Experience room

SUNDAY

9:00 AM – SEMINAR – Self-Promotion
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 06 Aug 2012 :  19:47:39  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Gabrielle Harbowy's new blog posts contains a brief interview with me that relates to my story in the new anthology When the Villain Comes Home. Check it out here:

http://www.gabrielle-edits.com/2012/08/06/meet-villains-2/
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2012 :  00:17:07  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm currently writing a novelette about the adventuring duo Basil and Moebius, who star in a forthcoming series of graphic novels. Timothy Zahn is doing a story, too, so I'm in excellent company.

Basil and Moebius also appear in "No Rest for the Wicked," a short film starring Zachary Levi, Ray Park, and Malcolm McDowell. If you're going to DragonCon, you can catch it there.

To find out more about Basil & Moebius, click the link:

http://www.whoisthecollector.com
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Thrasymachus
Learned Scribe

192 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2012 :  08:47:50  Show Profile Send Thrasymachus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Lee Byers

Check out the cover for my next Brotherhood of the Griffon novel, Prophet of the Dead:

http://www.amazon.com/Prophet-Dead-Richard-Lee-Byers/dp/0786963611


I hate being the new fan.
On the cover is VII as in 7
Did I miss book BotG 5 and 6? I Amazoned/Googled and came up short.


Former Forgotten Realms brand manager Jim Butler: "Everything that bears the Forgotten Realms logo is considered canon".
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 07 Aug 2012 :  13:58:34  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The numbering on the cover should be V, not VII.

People here on Candlekeep noticed the discrepancy, I reported it to my editor, and as a result (I'm told), it will be corrected.
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Entromancer
Senior Scribe

USA
388 Posts

Posted - 16 Aug 2012 :  17:48:24  Show Profile Send Entromancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard, have you had a chance to see The Dark Knight Rises? If so what were your thoughts about the movie?

How much free reign to do have with characters like Aoth, Cera, and Brimstone? It seems like Bob is on a tight leash as far as his Drizzt novels go. I was wondering if that holds true for all the Realms authors.

"...the will is everything. The will to act."--Ra's Al Ghul

"Suffering builds character."--Talia Al Ghul
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Dennis
Great Reader

9933 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2012 :  08:54:58  Show Profile Send Dennis a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Hi, Richard.

Is The Reaver still part of the Brotherhood series or a stand-alone for The Sundering sextet?

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 17 Aug 2012 :  12:12:37  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Entromancer: I liked The Dark Knight Rises although I agree with Peter David's comment that it's weird that a big part of the previous movie involves the Joker's failure to reduce citizens of Gotham to savagery...and then the villains in the new movie succeed in doing precisely that.

Drizzt generates a lot of money for Wizards. None of my characters is comparable in terms of the company's bottom line, and for that reason, I might be able to whack any or all of them if I really wanted to. Although I hope Brotherhood of the Griffon has come to seem like a valuable enough part of the Realms that people would try to talk me out of making a move that precluded further novels.

Dennis: The Reaver is about a new character. The book's not a Brotherhood of the Griffon story.
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The Red Walker
Great Reader

USA
3523 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2012 :  00:38:30  Show Profile  Send The Red Walker a Yahoo! Message Send The Red Walker a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Richard, thanks for participating in the Candlekeep seminar. It was great to see you there and hear you share your thoughts.

It's much appreciated.

A little nonsense now and then, relished by the wisest men - Willy Wonka

"We need men who can dream of things that never were." -

John F. Kennedy, speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2012 :  01:48:16  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No problem, Red Walker. It was a privilege to be there.
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13403 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2012 :  02:32:51  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Same here. You were the definition of the perfect gentleman (aside from the 'do the dishes' comment LOL).

BTW, I was the guy who profusely apologized for having accidentally interrupting you (and I still feel bad about it). Really enjoyed talking to you and looking forward to the novel series.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 20 Aug 2012 :  12:27:01  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Markustay: Please forget all about it. I know you didn't mean to do it. Anyway, I enjoyed talking to you, too, and I'm glad you're looking forward to the books.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2012 :  20:42:52  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Check out the cover of Blind God's Bluff, my forthcoming urban fantasy novel. I like this painting a lot. It reminds me of the covers of private-eye and spy paperbacks I read when I was a teenager, and that vibe is quite appropriate for the story.

http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Gods-Bluff-Billy-Novels/dp/1597804436/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345750446&sr=8-1&keywords=blind+god%27s+bluff
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 24 Aug 2012 :  17:54:01  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Man, I just got back from Gen Con, and I’m flying out to Chicon 7 (the World Science Fiction Convention) in five days. Amazing how easy it is to persuade myself the intervening time is too short to make it worthwhile to buckle down and try to be productive. Anyway, for those who are interested, here’s my Chicon panel schedule:

The Best Vampire Novel of the Century

Time: Friday noon

Place: Wrigley

Other participants: James S. Dorr, Kenneth Hite.

We’ll be debating the best vampire novel of the hundred-year period defined by Bram Stoker’s death in 1912 to the present. Spoiler alert: I will not be pushing Twilight.

Media Tie-In Novels: Art of Commerce?

Time: Saturday 10:30 AM

Place: Columbus AB

Other participants: Matt Forbeck, Tom Dowd, Joe Haldeman (in Chicago), and Peter David, David Gerrold, Michael Stackpole (in Atlanta.)

This should be interesting, a panel spanning Chicon and DragonCon via teleconferencing. Let’s hope the technology works. I’m optimistic. There are several panels of this type running before mine, so the tech wizards will have had time to get the bugs out.

What Every Pro Should Know About Fandom

Time: Saturday 1:30 PM

Place: Field

Other participants: Janice Gelb, Andrew Porter, Lee Martindale, Michael J. Lowery.

There Will Be Blood—But How Much is Too Much?

Time: Sunday noon

Place: Columbus KL

Other participants: Warren Hammond, Paul Dale Anderson, Betsy Dornbusch, Tim Waggoner.

Urban Fantasy Isn’t Just for Women

Time: Monday 9:00 AM

Place: McCormick

Other participants: Kat Richardson, Violette Milan.

Come watch me strain to resist the urge to act like a jerk and spend the whole panel relentless pimping my own forthcoming urban fantasy novel.
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2012 :  20:55:41  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"Happy Birthday, H. P. Lovecraft" is my August feature on Airlock Alpha. It includes my list of Lovecraftian movies worth seeing.

http://airlockalpha.com/node/9335/happy-birthday-h-p-lovecraft.html
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Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2012 :  10:19:40  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Have you considered submitting any of your short stories to one of the various fantasy/sci-fi/horror podcasts out there?

(Yes, I have an agenda influencing that question. )

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
Terry Pratchett

Edited by - Kajehase on 26 Aug 2012 10:20:21
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2012 :  12:30:04  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've submitted a couple that were rejected. I'm certainly willing to try again but just haven't gotten around to it.

What's the agenda?
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Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2012 :  13:33:43  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's very sinister.

To get to hear some of them.

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
Terry Pratchett
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Richard Lee Byers
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
1761 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2012 :  14:26:26  Show Profile  Visit Richard Lee Byers's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you any interest in eBooks, this might tide you over until some of them turn into podcasts someday. The same collection is available in the iTunes store, the Barnes & Noble site, and Smashwords. And for $.99, you can't go TOO far wrong.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Word-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B00501N49S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345987416&sr=8-1&keywords=the+q+word+and+other+stories
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Kajehase
Great Reader

Sweden
2104 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2012 :  16:16:33  Show Profile Send Kajehase a Private Message  Reply with Quote
$0.99 is very good. Gonna have to get a tablet some day soon.

There is a rumour going around that I have found god. I think is unlikely because I have enough difficulty finding my keys, and there is empirical evidence that they exist.
Terry Pratchett
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