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News, commentary, and fiction by Barb Hendee, co-author of the Noble Dead saga (www.NobleDead.org); author of the Mist-Torn Witches series, the Vampire Memories series, and more.

Lawless Lands is Available

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It's been over fifteen years since I wrote a short story . . . as I tend to "think" at the novel length. But last year, I was invited to write a story for an SF/Fantasy anthology in which all tales would be set in the old west. I thought it sounded like fun. Faith Hunter, Laura Anne Gilman, and Seanan McGuire also wrote new stories.

My contribution is titled, "The Time Traveling Schoolmarms of Marlborough County." I had a good time writing it.

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Why I Don't Enjoy Self-Publishing

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So . . . last year, I signed a contract for a two-book deal with Kensington for books one and two in the Dark Glass Series. Keep in mind that I tend to “hang out” both in person and online with a lot of other writers. I think that’s normal for someone who’s been in the biz as long as I have. I am a go-with-the-flow kind of person, and my mother taught me the great value of the importance of nodding and smiling.

I’d been with Ace/Roc since 2002, and a number of my self-published writing friends/acquaintances were surprised when I signed on with Kensington, not because I was changing publishers, but because I was working with a publisher at all.

“Geez, Barb. Why are you doing that? Why give a publisher any of your royalties. Why not just self-publish your new series?”

I tend to make some polite response and change the subject.

This week, I signed on for two more books the Dark Glass series, and this caused an even stronger response.

An acquaintance, who is purely self-published, said, “I don’t understand why you keep signing on with a traditional publisher. And for God’s sake, you still have an agent.” She shudders. “Do you have something against self-publishing? Are you one of those writers?”

This time, I tried to provide a more honest answer. And this is the truth. “No, I don’t have anything against self-publishing. You know I’ve self-published a number of books. The problem is that I simply don’t enjoy it.”
 
This person responded. “Oh, I see. You’re one of those lazy writers who wants someone else to do it all for you? I see now.”

Every hackle in my entire body went up (I often forget I even have hackles), but I nodded and smiled. “Yes, clearly that must be it.”

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PRESS RELEASE: HOMEWARD by Barb Hendee

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Homeward

Barb Hendee

Cover art by J.C. Hendee

Cover Design, Print Layout and eBook by N.D. Author Services [NDAS]


Homeward contains six connected stories set in the world of the Noble Dead Saga as taken from the "Homeward" collection in T·N·D·S: Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga. Follow the adventures and budding romance of Jan, a half-gypsy peasant turned vassal, and Julianna, the strong-willed young woman taken in by Jan's family...

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PRESS RELEASE: FORGOTTEN by Barb Hendee

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In Forgotten, a young woman faces darkness and magic to protect those she cares for...

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PRESS RELEASE: THE NIGHT VOICE [eBook]

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A bit of sad news: The Night Voice [final volume in the Noble Dead Saga/Series] will not be released in a massmarket paperback edition. This is not the choice of the authors, as this is not a self-published work.

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UNBOUNDWORLDS.COM: Barb and J.C. Hendee on Duo Writing and The Dead Seekers

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In a fun twist, Barb interviews J.C. for this special appearance at UnBoundWorlds.com. Look in "Novels" at NobleDead.org and select "DEAD SEEKERS" and then the book cover to find the link to this special feature.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Dead Seekers, Book 1

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Here we are at just over 24 hours to the release of The Dead Seekers by Barb and J.C. Hendee, first in a new series by the authors of The Noble Dead Saga/Series. Links are available in the site's "Novels" page to multiple purchase points for ebook and or jacketed hardbound editions.

Drop by to learn a bit more before purchase. We're both excited about this new start to new adventures, and as always with a bit of humor, darkness, intrigue, mystery and, of course, a little potential for romance.

NOTE: The Dead Seekers is set in the same world as The Noble Dead Saga and The Mist-Torn Witches (by Barb), BUT its plots are entirely separate from our other works; you do not need to have read any of our other novels or shorter works to jump into this one at full speed.

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