Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Prepare for Sandy Lender's visit June 11

Copied from USA Today magazine.

Fantasy Novelist Makes Splash With Choices Meant for Gods
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Friday, June 01, 2007
Choices Meant for Godsby Sandy Lender
Choices Meant for Gods from ArcheBooks Publishing is the story of Amanda Chariss, a young lady who’s been on the run from a madman all her life. When she finally chooses to stand and fight, she discovers she’s wrapped in centuries of prophecy that demand she protect the very gods of her society.
None of the gods noticed when Chariss was born with the mark of The Protector. Now the story picks up when she and her wizard guardian seek shelter from a mad sorcerer in a household not just full of secrets and false hope, but watched by the god who will unwittingly reveal her role in an impending war.
Choices Meant for Gods is without a doubt the freshest most engaging high fantasy novel to come out in years. Jamieson Wolf, reviewer for Linear ReflectionsWhen an orphan sets aside a lifetime of running and fear to accept the responsibilities of guarding an arrogant deity, can she face the trials in the prophecies she uncovers? And will Nigel Taiman of her latest refuge dare to use his dragon heritage to bind her to his estate or to help her in her duty?
The novel is written in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien, a gentler Terry Goodkind, and a more mature David Eddings all rolled into one.
Author Sandy Lender is pleased to announce that she’ll be a panelist at Context 20 this Sept. 28-30 in Columbus, Ohio. She joins other science fiction, fantasy, anime, manga, poetry, and filking experts to speak on 1) researching things that don’t exist such as vampires, wizards, and dragons; 2) religion in SF/F; 3) a day in the life of an editor; and 4) E-publishing. Readers and fantasy aficionados interested in attending the con can get more information here.
About the AuthorNew author Sandy Lender breaks onto the writing scene with a high epic fantasy novel titled Choices Meant for Gods. She began writing stories as soon as she learned to string words together on the page.
As a child, Lender entertained the folks in her great grandmother’s apartment building in Southern Illinois with tales of squeaky spiders and mice picking berries, and then won awards with writing projects as she moved through the elementary and high school systems in the St. Louis area.
It was apparent that a career in journalism was her calling, and she found herself proofreading, editing, and (finally) writing for trade publications after she graduated from Truman State University in Missouri.
Now she writes in Southwest Florida where her love of sea turtles and all things related to the Gulf waters keeps her imagination growing. Her fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods is now available from ArcheBooks Publishing.
Reader may get information about grammar and writing from Sandy’s main blog.

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