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Alaundo
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Posted - 12 Feb 2004 :  19:21:07  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Well met

This being a collective scroll of any questions the Scribes and visitors of Candlekeep wish to put to a new author of the Realms, namely - Kameron M Franklin, competition winning author of the upcoming Maiden of Pain.

Present your questions herein and check back to see what news may also come forth from the quill of this author.

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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 12 Feb 2004 :  21:03:22  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, my very own thread!

I thought I'd mention that there will be an interview with me showing up in the March issue of the Silven Trumpeter, an e-zine published at www.silven.com.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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Adrian Moonbow
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Posted - 13 Feb 2004 :  06:40:05  Show Profile  Visit Adrian Moonbow's Homepage Send Adrian Moonbow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heh, well you are one of the FR writers (or will be).

So, questions (just the obvious):

How was your reaction when you got the MoP?
When will the book be out?
Are you planning to write more FR novels?

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I would have wanted never to grow up!"
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Kameron M. Franklin
Forgotten Realms Author

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Posted - 13 Feb 2004 :  18:32:51  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Adrian Moonbow

Heh, well you are one of the FR writers (or will be).

So, questions (just the obvious):

How was your reaction when you got the MoP?
When will the book be out?
Are you planning to write more FR novels?



Read the interview for the answer to question#1.

The book comes out July 2005.

I would love to write more FR novels, but the decision is up to WotC. I'm sure if the book does well, I'd be asked to do at least one more.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 01 Mar 2004 :  19:54:06  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just a correction on the interview:

It looks like either the interviewer didn't get the article in on time or the editor already had the March issue content lined up, but the interview is not in this month's issue. I'm guessing it will show up as the feature in April, but haven't received any confirmation from the interviewer or editor. Sorry if anyone was inconvenienced.

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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 02 Mar 2004 :  20:36:47  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The writer got back to me and said there had been a miscommunication between himself and the publication's editor. The interview will be the feature in their April issue. Oh, well. I noticed that Gary Gygax was the feature this month, so I don't feel too bad about being bumped by the creator of D&D.

*looks at the thread, sees that he is replying mostly to himself, and starts to feel a little silly*

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Lord Rad
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Posted - 02 Mar 2004 :  23:13:41  Show Profile  Visit Lord Rad's Homepage  Click to see Lord Rad's MSN Messenger address Send Lord Rad a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kameron M. Franklin

*looks at the thread, sees that he is replying mostly to himself, and starts to feel a little silly*



hehehe Im sure the thread will flood more when your novel is released, Kameron. I'm certainly looking forward to it!!

Lord Rad

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R0GUE
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Posted - 03 Mar 2004 :  08:43:07  Show Profile  Visit R0GUE's Homepage  Send R0GUE an ICQ Message  Click to see R0GUE's MSN Messenger address Send R0GUE a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeh me too. Even though you did beat me (and hundreds of others) out for the honor. You lucky b*****d.

You have had your pocket pilfered by the R0GUE.

Edited by - Alaundo on 03 Mar 2004 14:22:52
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Dargoth
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Posted - 03 Mar 2004 :  23:33:51  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Kameron have you got a look at the Maiden of Pain PrC in The players guide to Faerun? and are you using it fo your Cleric of Loviator in your novel?

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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 03 Mar 2004 :  23:47:26  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No, I have not seen it yet. I'll have to talk to Phil about getting a copy of the Player's Guide (or it could be in the mail already). Even then, I may not use it, as the protagonist is fairly low level and probably wouldn't qualify. I do use a prestige class from Lords of Darkness for one of my villians.

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Adrian Moonbow
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Posted - 11 Mar 2004 :  09:48:35  Show Profile  Visit Adrian Moonbow's Homepage Send Adrian Moonbow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Aha! Low level...

Are all of the (main) characters in your novel low level?
Was it a requirement or your own decision?

By now you must be almost done with the novel... Can you give us any teasers?

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I would have wanted never to grow up!"
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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 12 Mar 2004 :  02:42:57  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The main protagonist is the lowest level character. Keeps things challenging that way.

I'm actually about 1/3 of the way through the book at this point. Progress slows when you have a day job plus some side projects in an effort to support the family. I'd look for teasers probably in September, once I've turned in the first draft.

Thanks for the interest.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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Prince Forge of Avalon
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Posted - 18 Mar 2004 :  07:50:56  Show Profile  Visit Prince Forge of Avalon's Homepage Send Prince Forge of Avalon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well Kameron well met,
I can tell you for certain I will be buying your novel, I am really looking forward to a novel with a cleric in it( its been so long since RAS and the cleric quintet).
Good luck in this endeavor, and feel free to ask any questions from the sages here, or me.

Thanks PFoA
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The Sage
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Posted - 18 Mar 2004 :  12:07:31  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Greetings Mr. Franklin...

I'm just curious as to whether you know which artist is responsible for the artwork on the cover of Maiden of Pain...?

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 18 Mar 2004 :  16:23:55  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage
I'm just curious as to whether you know which artist is responsible for the artwork on the cover of Maiden of Pain...?



There's a cover up already? Or are you just asking in advance?
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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 18 Mar 2004 :  16:37:44  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No artist has been mentioned yet. Phil has said that I'll be asked to submit a "scene" I would like to have depicted on the cover. I've got a couple in mind, both of them involving the protagonist in combat (of course), but I don't think there will be any decisions until after the first draft is submitted.

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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 18 Mar 2004 :  16:54:11  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kameron M. Franklin

No artist has been mentioned yet. Phil has said that I'll be asked to submit a "scene" I would like to have depicted on the cover. I've got a couple in mind, both of them involving the protagonist in combat (of course), but I don't think there will be any decisions until after the first draft is submitted.



Thank you for the clarification and for this bit of news. It's always nice to see the cover asking for input from the author. Unlike, well, other times.
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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 22 Mar 2004 :  20:49:08  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You heard it here first!

Straight from the editor's desk, there will be a Realms of the Dragons 2 anthology from WotC, to be released in November 2005. Due to the high volume of great dragon stories submitted, WotC has decided to issue this second anthology, featuring stories from many of the finalists of the recent Maiden of Pain open call and those Phil Athans calls "the next generation of FR authors", including myself.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Edited by - Kameron M. Franklin on 22 Mar 2004 20:50:14
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SiriusBlack
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Posted - 23 Mar 2004 :  03:53:47  Show Profile  Visit SiriusBlack's Homepage Send SiriusBlack a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kameron M. Franklin

You heard it here first!

Straight from the editor's desk, there will be a Realms of the Dragons 2 anthology from WotC, to be released in November 2005. Due to the high volume of great dragon stories submitted, WotC has decided to issue this second anthology, featuring stories from many of the finalists of the recent Maiden of Pain open call and those Phil Athans calls "the next generation of FR authors", including myself.



Now that's a scoop. Note to all you other so called authors on this board, this is the way to treat the Candlekeep scribes. Give them news like this. Oh, and personalized autograph copies of their novels as well or is that reaching too far?

Thanks Kameron Franklin for this news. It's nice to hear on many levels.
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Alaundo
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Posted - 23 Mar 2004 :  08:42:08  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Quite right, SiriusBlack!

Indeed, thank ye for this information, Kameron M Franklin. 'tis appreciated that you came here to inform us of such. Here, let me replace your stool with this nice new velvet chair

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Adrian Moonbow
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Posted - 23 Mar 2004 :  08:55:16  Show Profile  Visit Adrian Moonbow's Homepage Send Adrian Moonbow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kameron

I've already seen a release date on your novel (in the back of Venom's Taste). How far are you with the novel? Release ready, first draft? (I stood in the book store, nearly yelling: "I know that guy!" to my sister.)

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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 23 Mar 2004 :  16:31:44  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
*sinks into the soft, fluffy cushions*

Ahhhh . . .

As far as my progress on Maiden, I'm a little further than I was when I posted on March 12th.

*points to his post a few responses above*

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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 01 Apr 2004 :  06:07:07  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just a reminder that the Silven Crossroads interview with me is now up at www.silven.com. No story teasers, but I do talk about a couple of the themes I explore in the book.

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride
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Grimbones
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Posted - 01 Apr 2004 :  22:07:23  Show Profile  Visit Grimbones's Homepage Send Grimbones a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Heyyas, Kam. I've been talking you up to the kids at the skatepark, before I realized that they were going home to tell their parents about "Maiden of Pain."

Heh. Whoops. Another score for all the parents that are convinced D&D has its roots in the occult.

Have you given any more thought to starting a blog?

http://choosedeath.blogspot.com/
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Kameron M. Franklin
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Posted - 01 Apr 2004 :  22:12:52  Show Profile  Visit Kameron M. Franklin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yeah, my wife has a similar reaction when she tries to tell people at church what my book is about.

Look for my very own blog to come out this weekend. I'll post a link here (and over at the FM WotC board).

[edit]While I still plan on doing a blog, realistically, it will probably be at least a month before I get around to it. I'm going to be switching ISPs here in the next couple weeks (taking advantage of the perks in my new position as training specialist for an ISP call center), and may also be able to host my own domain. I'll keep everyone updated.[/edit]

"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." --Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

Edited by - Kameron M. Franklin on 02 Apr 2004 17:02:53
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Magic Matt
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Posted - 04 Apr 2004 :  05:13:07  Show Profile  Visit Magic Matt's Homepage Send Magic Matt a Private Message  Reply with Quote


The book sounds great, but we have to wait until July 2005! Type faster! Try getting your wife a whip, it might speed you up and give you some good ideas for the book!




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