So. . . How’s Your Book Doing?

- by E. C. Ambrose

Elisha Barber, first my Dark Apostle series, came out from DAW books on July 2, and now, all of my friends want to know how it’s doing.  That’s funny. . . so do I! Let’s see, there was a starred review in Library Journal, which is pretty cool, and includes the phrase “beautifully told, painfully […]

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The Three-legged Altar of Luck

- by E. C. Ambrose

I was enjoying a meal with a large group of current writing students, and describing my pathway to publication, culminating in the recent release of Elisha Barber, first in a new dark historical fantasy series from DAW books.  Needless to say, I’m pretty excited! I remarked that I was surprised to find several people I’d […]

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Wrong! Pleasing the Historical Reader

- by E. C. Ambrose

In a little less than a month, Elisha Barber will be published.  It’s a historical fantasy novel, based on my reading too many medieval history books, and way too many books on the history of medicine.  If you’re curious, you’ll find the bibliography on my website.  I also attended the International Congress on Medieval Studies […]

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Balancing the Good Bits

- by E. C. Ambrose

One of the most common mistakes I find in books by new authors is the tendency to put in the wrong things:  they spend pages on things that should be left out, then jump right over the things that should be included.  The result is a work that feels unbalanced, giving weight to stuff the […]

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