Summer 2012 Tour Week 4 Retrospective

The Summer 2012 Magic Appreciation Tour completed on June 30, with a few posts going live in the first week or so of June. Although we got off to a slow start, things picked up in the second half of the tour. This retrospective covers weeks 3 and 4 of the tour.

The Post Exchange

Three people posted flash fiction pieces in response to the Summer Tour challenge, and we had several author interviews and guest posts. Please visit our author blogs and feel free to add your comments!

  • 5 Things I’ve Learned from J.K. Rowling
    Christopher Kellen guest posted on Will English’s blog “Random Musings of a Summer Dreamer.” He shares some of his author takeaways from J.K. Rowling’s career with the wildly successful Harry Potter novels.
  • Author Spotlight: Harrison Davies
    Katharina Gerlach interviews Harrison Davies on the “Independent Bookworm” blog. Harrison answers questions about how he got started, why he focuses on epic fantasy, and his greatest writing obstacle.
  • Magic Appreciation Tour Flash Fiction – “Final Exam”
    This was my entry for the MA Tour flash fiction challenge. It features the lead character from my Vaetra Chronicles series, Jaylan Forester.
  • Some days, I wish I had never met that woman
    Author Scott Bury took advantage of the MA Tour flash fiction challenge to add to his projected novel series about “The Witch’s Son.” Check it out!
  • Magic Appreciation Tour: Interview with Daniel R. Marvello
    Will English interviewed me for his blog “Random Musings of a Summer Dreamer.” I answer questions about what inspired me to become a fiction writer, who influences my work, and what started the Magic Appreciation Tour.
  • A World within a World
    Will English guest posted on my blog “The Vaetra Files” about how fantasy authors can learn world-building techniques from video games. Fun read!
  • Interview with Katharina ‘Cat’ Gerlach
    Harrison Davies interviewed YA fantasy author Katharina Gerlach for his blog “The Aduramis Chronicles.” Cat answers questions about her writing style, coming up with book titles, and much more.

The Post Exchange is closed for now, but it will open again for the September tour.

New books on Tour

Two new authors, Kevis Hendrickson and Tracy Falbe, joined the Magic Appreciation Tour over the past couple of weeks, registering five new books between them. That brings our total count of magical fantasy books to 46! That’s a lot of great reading material.

Please welcome Kevis and Tracy to the tour, and check out their books:

  • The Fall of Ithar
    by Kevis Hendrickson
    The Fall of Ithar recounts the events of the great war fought to protect the last kingdom of Men from the dreaded hosts of the Shadow-Kings. It is a tale of epic heroes, daring deeds, and fearsome villains. Journey to a time when the gods walked among Men and heroes lived and died by their courage! [more…]
  • The Grey Elk
    by Kevis Hendrickson
    A man of nature searching for wonders. A land of magic and splendour. A tale of love and hope and sorrow. The Grey Elk recounts the wondrous tale of the magical guardian of the woods. [more…]
  • The Blue Witch
    by Kevis Hendrickson
    The Blue Witch retells the legend of Prince Kòdobos, his knights, his love for Enolia and the great war that was waged to rescue her from a jealous king. It also tells of the coming of a menacing witch and the fall of a great kingdom. Hearken to a tale of mighty warriors, lusty maidens, and foul treachery. The Blue Witch awaits you! [more…]
  • Rys Rising (Rys Rising, Book I)
    by Tracy Falbe
    Outlaw warlord Amar seeks to help his friend Onja free her people from their hated masters, but Onja knows that her magic and Amar are not enough to liberate the rys. [more…]
  • Savage Storm (Rys Rising Book II)
    by Tracy Falbe
    Filled with righteous rage, Dacian and Onja spread violent chaos across two realms. In the tribal kingdoms of the west Onja sees a whole civilization that she must harness if the rys are ever to destroy the hated tabre of Nufal. [more…]

Don’t forget, you can register as many magical fantasy books as you have written. Just release a new title? Get it listed!

Next Author Tour – September 1-30, 2012

The Summer 2012 Tour ended on June 30. Our next tour is the Fall 2012 Tour, scheduled to run from September 1 to September 30. Questions? Contact me.

The Summer Tour may be over, but we are always accepting new book registrations. If you are a fantasy author and you are interested in registering your books to be listed on the Magic Appreciation Tour, don’t be shy. It’s fun and it’s free!

Register your book to be listed on the Magic Appreciation Tour site now!

Not a fantasy author, but know someone who is? Send your friend to the Magic Appreciation Tour web site to get a free book listing.

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