Yes, I Live on a Ship

Yes, I Live on a Ship

Tweet I guess it’s about time that I explain this a bit more, because I reference it all the time but it’s not exactly a normal thing to just mention off-hand. Living on a ship isn’t necessarily strange in itself, people have done so since some guy figured out that wood floated. What’s odd about my life is that I live on a hospital ship, one that doesn’t sail more than a few weeks out of the year. OK, that didn’t explain much of anything. I’m currently a full-time volunteer with an organization called Mercy Ships. We may be best described as a mobile surgical unit, providing a variety of surgical procedures at no cost to some of the world’s poorest populations. We see some very extreme cases, and it’s a pretty...

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The Release Party – A Recap

The Release Party – A Recap

Tweet The release party at Oasis was a blast for everyone involved. The owner of the juice bar went so far as to text Liz and ask us when we were coming back. As for the bestseller push, White Shores made it to three lists at one point. I never saw what the best standings were, and it didn’t help that I was away from the internet most of the day, but it got close to #3,000 on the overall bestseller’s list, #14 on Epic Fantasy, #40 in Fantasy overall, and there was another list to do with hot new releases. We had some great readers at Oasis, and some fantastic musical performances. There’s a lot of talent around here. I think what surprised me the most was how enraptured with the readings people got. The whole place was packed, to the point that...

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The Vitalis Chronicles: Steps of Krakador

Tweet Summary (blurb) of Steps of Krakador teps of Krakador is the third book in the Vitalis Chornicles trilogy, following Ardin as he must fight to save all that he knows and loves, while overcoming the destabilizing presence of a new power in his body. The Relequim is escaping his prison in the Nameless Mountain, and he is ready to launch attacks simultaneously on all fronts in this action-packed culmination of the fantasy trilogy that will keep you riveted the whole way through. No one is safe, not even Ardin. BOOK III of the Vitalis Chronicles trilogy. Ray Nicholson – Amazon top 1,000 Reviewer [5 stars]: “Epic fantasy at its very best… A trilogy that heralds the arrival of author Jay Swanson to the ranks of the upper echelon of...

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