Monday, August 25, 2014

New Reviews, Up-Coming Appearances, and more!

Hey everyone, hope you're all well! :-)

It's been a while since my last post, but I've been damned busy - and enjoying it! :-)

First off, some great new reviews from fellow authors:

David John Butler, author of numerous books including the awesome-looking Hellhound on my Trail (which I've had lined-up for a while, just need to make time to READ it!), posted his review of Betrayal's Shadow on his blog and on Amazon; do check out what he had to say - his remarks definitely made my year!

Next up, fellow South African author Melissa Delport gave Betrayal's Shadow a read and sent me the coolest late-night message I've ever received - her review still rocks, though! :-)  

"I have always been a fan of SFF, although Epic high fantasy is a bit of a stretch. Simply put, I like my books simple. Until I read Betrayals Shadow." Check out the rest of her epic review here. :-)

(click here to order Nerine's latest novel)

The next kickass review landed TODAY, and is the first time my work has been reviewed in the newspapers - Nerine Dorman's review of Betrayal's Shadow was published in today's edition of the Pretoria News, and I'm over the moon; here's an excerpt:  

"De Burgh throws readers into the thick of things -a quality I appreciate- considering the fantasy genre's tendency to indulge in exposition."

The biggest news concerns events coming up in September and October - here's the details:

I'll be traveling down to Cape Town for this year's Open Book Festival, which means 5 days of excellent literary events, including a panel in which I'll be chatting to Raymond E Feist, Mike Carey and my publisher, Marius Du Plessis, about how much we love our jobs. :-)

That panel will be on the 18th of September, at the Fugard Theatre, and I cannot tell you how excited I am for this! Do be able to sit down and chat with Mr. Feist and Mr. Carey is a serious honour - everyone who reads Fantasy has either read or heard of Magician, the book that kicked off Pug's epic adventures, and as for Mr. Carey, you've either read the Felix Castor series or the book that's been making a huge impression on readers, 'The Girl with All the Gifts'. So, I'm terrified and elated. ;-)

Make sure that you organize to join us at Open Book - you can download the full program at the site right now.

Update on Book 2: I've been having awesome sessions these past two weeks and the book is on track for a end-November hand-in; if you've been following my Facebook Page and Twitter account you may have seen some cryptic updates... ;-)

A short story I wrote will also be published in the print- and kindle-editions of a great new anthology (edited by Roy C. Booth) and published by Indie Author Press; the story's title is The Bell and you can pre-order your copies on Amazon right now! Print edition is launching on the 1st of September and the Kindle edition with go live on the 1st of October! :-)

I mentioned an event for October too, I know - I'll make that awesome announcement soon. :-)

So, until next time,

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