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Michele

Michele has been writing and editing professionally since 1997. In 2017, she launched full-time into her own copywriting and editing business, serving marketing firms, service businesses, nonprofits, book publishers and consulting firms, as well as indie authors. She serves as Editor of the science fiction website Recursor.tv and The Fantasy Network News. Michele is also co-founder of Writing Well Creative Writing Workshop and a partner in Three Point Author Services.

First Mockingjay Part 1 Teaser Released

The first promotional tailer for  Mockingjay Part 1 was released today, portraying President Snow addressing Panem. Though its image is simple, its message is profoundly and perfectly chilling: Last year’s Catching Fire left us with the separation of Katniss and Peeta and a game changing revelation. While this first teaser trailer shows us nothing of Katniss or Haymitch or anyone ...

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Free Course on Tolkien, LOTRO, and Online Gaming

Studying Tolkien at the university level continues with Vanderbuilt Universtiy’s new offering, “Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative“. Focusing particularly on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online, students are invited to explore the adaptation of fantasy stories and novels into video games: Intended for both newcomers who are curious about video games and experienced ...

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Sci- Fi / Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves this Week

This week’s releases include a handful of books that continue several different series- from Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters series to Daniel Wilson’s follow up to Robopocalypse, to the collaborative efforts of Stephen Baxter and Terry Prachett’s in their Long Earth series. Standing out among the crowd, however, is perhaps George R.R. Martin’s edited collection Rogues, which features 21 original stories by authors like Neil Gaiman, ...

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Book Review: Marissa Meyer’s "Cinder"

Since its debut in 2012, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder has steadily gained popularity in schools and libraries and has even earned a spot on the New York Times bestseller list. When I finally read the novel—the first of The Lunar Chronicles series— it became clear how well deserved its popularity really is. The plot of Cinder is one to get almost any ...

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Tolkien’s Beowulf: A look into "The Monsters and the Critics"

Today’s release of Tolkien’s Beowulf: Translation and Commentary not only offers us a glimpse into Tolkien’s early endeavors in translating the epic poem, but also publishes for the first time his own Beowulf-inspired short story Sellic Spell. Not included in this work, however, is his excellent and game-changing lecture, “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”. Originally delivered in 1936 and published ...

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Fantasy and Sci Fi Titles Hitting Bookshelves This Week

In addition to this week seeing the highly anticipated release of Tolkien’s Beowulf  (still jumping up and down over the fact this is getting published, btw), this week also brings a slew of new fantasy books. Published this Tuesday are several continuations of series, like the next novel of L.E. Modesitt Jr’s bestselling and long running fantasy series, the Saga ...

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New Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves This Week

This week’s new Sci- Fi/ Fantasy releases include a new novel from veteran fantasy writer Melanie Rawn, as well as a debut science fiction novel from David Ramirez (a post apocalyptic tale described as having “sophisticated worldbuilding, clever trope inversion, and original plotting”). We also have six-time Hugo Award-winner Ben Bova’s new novel Transhuman. Be sure to pick up your favorites at your ...

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New Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Titles in Bookstores

Here’s a list of the newest Science-Fiction and Fantasy titles now available! Terry Pratchett fans have yet another reason to rejoice–in addition to Raising Steam released in March, this month sees the release of the new Discworld Companion, Turtle Recall. We also have debut novel Unwrapped Sky, by Rjurik Davidson who is described below as “a young master of the New Weird.” ...

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New Chapter of "Winds of Winter" Released Today

A new chapter from the highly anticipated forthcoming novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series, Winds of Winter has been released on George R.R. Martin’s website.  Martin wrote on his blog yesterday, “With season 4 of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES almost upon us, I thought the time was ripe for me to give my readers another taste of WINDS ...

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HaperCollins Announces Publication of Tolkien’s "Beowulf"

Lo! Today is a good day for Tolkien fans. Following up on last spring’s publication of the Fall of Arthur is the publication of Tolkien’s translation and commentary on the great Anglo Saxon poem, Beowulf. HarperCollins has announced that “J.R.R. Tolkien: Beowulf a Translation and Commentary” edited by Christopher Tolkien will be published May 22 of this year. Christopher Tolkien states, ...

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