|EJ Patten's first book in |
the Hunter Chronicles Series,
'Return to Exile'
Then, on top of all that, there's a new story idea rattling around in my head from a conversation this morning with an author published by Tor and Harper Collins.
Now I'm about to go get a few hours sleep before I rush back to listen to another NYTimes multiple best seller, and.. oh yeah.. an hour listening to that Brandon Sanderson guy, (you know.. the one that's finishing Robert Jordan's 'Wheel of Time' series?) plus, L.E.Modesitt Jr, Dave Wolverton, and Tracy Hickman.
Tracy Hickman, who in many respects planted the writing bug in me. It was his DragonLance: The Twins series that were the first fantasy books I was ever completely engrossed in. Those were the first books I ever spent my own money to buy, a profound moment for a teenager.
So again.. do you Utah people have any concept of how lucky you are to have this in your backyard? All Boise had was occasional book signings at CostCo, (and Yes, I've actually run into an author that I met at the Boise CostCo here at LTUE, Laura Bingham).
I've soaked in the ambiance for 2 days, and I feel like my batteries have been recharged for at least the next year. What an incredible opportunity. If I'd have known about this sooner, I'd have driven down from Boise sooner to get in on this!