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Alaundo
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Posted - 06 Jul 2007 :  22:35:18  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Well met

This being a collective scroll for any questions the Scribes and visitors of Candlekeep wish to put one of the newest authors of the Realms, namely - Jaleigh Johnson. Jaleigh's first venture into writing for the Realms was with the short story Queen of the Mountain, in the Realms of the Dragons II anthology.

Jaleigh's latest work is The Howling Delve (book 2 of The Dungeons)

Present thy questions herein.

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KnightErrantJR
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 06 Jul 2007 :  22:40:57  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jaleigh, great to see you get your own scroll. And to kick it off with a question . . . how's the wedding going (or how did it go, depending on when you check this scroll)?
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Brian R. James
Forgotten Realms Game Designer

USA
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Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  00:47:46  Show Profile  Visit Brian R. James's Homepage Send Brian R. James a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome to Candlekeep Jaleigh!

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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  01:05:00  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the warm welcome, guys. :)

quote:
Originally posted by KnightErrantJR

Jaleigh, great to see you get your own scroll. And to kick it off with a question . . . how's the wedding going (or how did it go, depending on when you check this scroll)?



Wedding planning is pretty much wrapped up as of today, the big event is on the 14th, four days after Howling Delve is released. It's going to be a full week, but I'm very excited!

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Kuje
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Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  01:26:34  Show Profile Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As usual, I ask my standard query as the record keeper for the forums. Do I have your permission to keep the logs of your replies? :)

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  02:18:45  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

As usual, I ask my standard query as the record keeper for the forums. Do I have your permission to keep the logs of your replies? :)



You do indeed. :)

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The Hooded One
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Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  02:24:55  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi, Jaleigh. Ed has "warned" me to expect great things from you in the years ahead, so I will be pouncing on The Howling Delve soon, and then awaiting your next work.
(No, I'm NOT trying to put pressure on you or worm secrets out of you, for that matter. And if other scribes try, I shall "deal" with them in my manner to which some of them have become all too accustomed. ) I just wanted to extend a warm welcome to your long-overdue entry into the Chamber.
love,
THO
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Kuje
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Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  02:36:17  Show Profile Send Kuje a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jaleigh J.

quote:
Originally posted by Kuje

As usual, I ask my standard query as the record keeper for the forums. Do I have your permission to keep the logs of your replies? :)



You do indeed. :)



Thanks. :) Just better to ask then assume.

For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet and excite you... Books are full of the things that you don't get in real life - wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. - Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  03:52:56  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

And if other scribes try, I shall "deal" with them in my manner to which some of them have become all too accustomed. ) I just wanted to extend a warm welcome to your long-overdue entry into the Chamber.
love,
THO



My thanks, Lady Hooded, it's a pleasure to be here. :) I'm certainly glad of your help, though I suspect the other scribes enjoy it far too much when you "deal" with them. ;)

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George Krashos
Master of Realmslore

Australia
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Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  05:48:58  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome Jaleigh

Very much looking forward to having a read of "Howling Delve". Will you be at GEN-CON this year?

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 07 Jul 2007 :  20:38:18  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Welcome Jaleigh

Very much looking forward to having a read of "Howling Delve". Will you be at GEN-CON this year?



Thanks! I will absolutely be at Gen Con this year. You still planning on making an appearance?

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George Krashos
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Australia
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Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  05:46:50  Show Profile Send George Krashos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes indeedy. In fact, I'm getting quite giddy with excitement. Hopefully we'll cross paths.

-- George Krashos

"Because only we, contrary to the barbarians, never count the enemy in battle." -- Aeschylus
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Zanan
Senior Scribe

Germany
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Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  10:06:25  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Before it gets lost, a short C&P from the Author's Forum thread above

quote:
Just doing a revision on Jaleigh Johnson's Howling Delve and have to say that book is simply a treat. Amnian life (remember Baldur's Gate II, Cowled Wizards, Shadow Thieves et al?) at its best. This authoress surely deserves her own thread!

More later ... up till then: Welcome to the Realms Jaleigh!

Cave quid dicis, quando et cui!

G a wyrd swa hio scel!

In memory of Alura Durshavin.

Visit my "Homepage" to find A Guide to the Drow NPCs of Faern, Drow and non-Drow PrC and much more.

Edited by - Zanan on 08 Jul 2007 10:07:43
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The Sage
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Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  10:35:50  Show Profile Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Curious. I thought we'd already made room for your own personal scroll here at Candlekeep...

Regardless, welcome to our halls Jaleigh. I'm certainly looking forward to whatever Realmslore insights you can share with us here.

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Edited by - The Sage on 08 Jul 2007 10:37:19
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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  19:39:18  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by George Krashos

Yes indeedy. In fact, I'm getting quite giddy with excitement. Hopefully we'll cross paths.



Absolutely. I'm sure we'll be at some of the same Realms seminars. ;) Spin a Yarn with Ed Greenwood, if you've never seen it, is not to be missed.

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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  19:53:54  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

Before it gets lost, a short C&P from the Author's Forum thread above



Thank you for the welcome, Sage, and thank you, Zanan, I'm so happy you're enjoying the book. :) I had a lot of fun writing it and getting to explore Amn.

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Victor_ograygor
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Denmark
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Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  19:55:30  Show Profile  Visit Victor_ograygor's Homepage Send Victor_ograygor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Welcome to Candlekeep Jaleigh

Its really great having you here; I am adding your beautiful home page to the link list.

Links related to Forgotten Realms.
http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9571

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Rinonalyrna Fathomlin
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Posted - 08 Jul 2007 :  23:18:19  Show Profile  Visit Rinonalyrna Fathomlin's Homepage Send Rinonalyrna Fathomlin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oooh, the book takes place in Amn? That should be a real treat. I'll be picking up this book at my earliest opportunity.

"Instead of asking why we sleep, it might make sense to ask why we wake. Perchance we live to dream. From that perspective, the sea of troubles we navigate in the workaday world might be the price we pay for admission to another night in the world of dreams."
--Richard Greene (letter to Time)
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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2007 :  00:34:10  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Victor_ograygor

Welcome to Candlekeep Jaleigh

Its really great having you here; I am adding your beautiful home page to the link list.

Links related to Forgotten Realms.
http://forum.candlekeep.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9571



Thanks, Victor. :) It's great to be here.

quote:
Oooh, the book takes place in Amn? That should be a real treat. I'll be picking up this book at my earliest opportunity.


I hope you enjoy it, Rinonalyrna. :)

Also, if anyone is interested in a preview of the book, Wizards has posted the first chapter on their site.

http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/Products/default.aspx?doc=959447400

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Zanan
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Posted - 10 Jul 2007 :  08:57:22  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vendui!

Just out of interest ... did you ever have a look at the computer games, i.e. Baldur's Gate II Shadows of Amn / Throne of Bhaal?

Cave quid dicis, quando et cui!

G a wyrd swa hio scel!

In memory of Alura Durshavin.

Visit my "Homepage" to find A Guide to the Drow NPCs of Faern, Drow and non-Drow PrC and much more.
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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
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Posted - 11 Jul 2007 :  02:57:53  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zanan


Just out of interest ... did you ever have a look at the computer games, i.e. Baldur's Gate II Shadows of Amn / Throne of Bhaal?



I never had the opportunity to play the computer games. Up until the last year or so I haven't had a computer that could handle most games. ;) My primary source for reference on Amn was the Lands of Intrigue box set. That and picking Steven Schend's brain. ;)

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 11 Jul 2007 :  05:30:59  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jaleigh J.

quote:
Originally posted by Zanan


Just out of interest ... did you ever have a look at the computer games, i.e. Baldur's Gate II Shadows of Amn / Throne of Bhaal?



I never had the opportunity to play the computer games. Up until the last year or so I haven't had a computer that could handle most games. ;) My primary source for reference on Amn was the Lands of Intrigue box set. That and picking Steven Schend's brain. ;)



His brain gets picked more than a cheap lock in Kendermore.

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Zanan
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Posted - 11 Jul 2007 :  08:35:31  Show Profile  Visit Zanan's Homepage Send Zanan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jaleigh J.

quote:
Originally posted by Zanan


Just out of interest ... did you ever have a look at the computer games, i.e. Baldur's Gate II Shadows of Amn / Throne of Bhaal?



I never had the opportunity to play the computer games. Up until the last year or so I haven't had a computer that could handle most games. ;)...


So that would be a Mac then?!
Almost finished with the book now. Wonder whether the Delve will feature in some upcoming sourcebook. Seems to make a fine dungeon, especially the larger, unexplored parts. Any more book asignments on the horizon?

Cave quid dicis, quando et cui!

G a wyrd swa hio scel!

In memory of Alura Durshavin.

Visit my "Homepage" to find A Guide to the Drow NPCs of Faern, Drow and non-Drow PrC and much more.
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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 12 Jul 2007 :  19:26:45  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zanan

So that would be a Mac then?!



Lol, sadly, nothing that good. I just had an old dinosaur I used mostly for writing. Now that I have the new beast, I've played Neverwinter Nights and World of Warcraft.

quote:

Almost finished with the book now. Wonder whether the Delve will feature in some upcoming sourcebook. Seems to make a fine dungeon, especially the larger, unexplored parts. Any more book asignments on the horizon?


Don't know whether that would ever happen, but I would love to see something like that for the Delve. A DM who wanted to expand on the unexplored sections could create a mini-campaign for the players to unravel its secrets. As for book assignments, there's nothing on the horizon at this point, but I will have a story in the upcoming Realms of War anthology. It's darker, and a bit of a departure from the style I usually write, but it was great to try something different.

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Matthus
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Just wanted to point at the interview that is found here: http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/?doc=fr_howlingdelveinterview .

Im really impressed, that your career started with watching your brother playing maybe my children will be infected too if I play often enough .

But what moves my blood is your coming exploration of dwarven society - hope you want back out of this now there should be more of them stout ones. I didnt get a chance to lay hands on your book, but I will pester my fantasy shop with getting it as soon as possible.

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Jaleigh J.
Forgotten Realms Author

USA
139 Posts

Posted - 18 Jul 2007 :  00:00:50  Show Profile  Visit Jaleigh J.'s Homepage Send Jaleigh J. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Matthus

Just wanted to point at the interview that is found here: http://ww2.wizards.com/Books/Wizards/?doc=fr_howlingdelveinterview .


Hey, thanks for posting this, I didn't realize the interview was up.

quote:
Im really impressed, that your career started with watching your brother playing maybe my children will be infected too if I play often enough .


I think it's an incredible way to stimulate a kid's imagination. My husband and I are both gamers, we're hoping when we have kids that they'll inherit the gene. ;)

quote:

But what moves my blood is your coming exploration of dwarven society - hope you want back out of this now there should be more of them stout ones. I didnt get a chance to lay hands on your book, but I will pester my fantasy shop with getting it as soon as possible.



It's ultimately up to WotC whether I get to go down that road, but I agree there's a huge potential for stories. If you do pick up my book, take a look at Garavin and see what you think. I have a soft spot for that particular dwarf. :)


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