Thursday, June 14, 2012

Guest Post by Stephen Zimmer ~ The Wearing of Many Hats

Today, I'm please to have Stephen Zimmer guest posting on my blog for the Spirit of Fire blog tour.  He's done a vlog for you!

He talks about the many hats that an author needs to wear in today's publishing market including some advice for indie authors.

I have a spotlight of his new book below.  Make sure you check it out.

From Goodreads:

Deep Within Everyone, There is a Spirit of Fire...

A maelstrom of war engulfs lands resisting the designs of the Unifier to bring about a new order, of a kind that has never existed within Ave. Battered by a massive invasion force from Gallea, the tribal people of the Five Realms and their Midragardan allies are being driven eastward, towards the sea, while the Saxan lines are wearing down ever thinner on the Plains of Athelney.

Time is running out quickly, as an ancient creature of legend soars through the skies with a brave young Saxan. They carry the desperate hopes of two realms sorely beset by a voracious enemy.
Diabolic entities conduct a great hunt, as a malignant darkness deepens across all of Ave. Exiles from another world must gain refuge, or find themselves ensnared by the long reach of the Unifier. The very nature of creation itself stands in the balance.

It is a time when the honor and fortitude of many are put to the test, and terrible prices are paid for resisting great evils. It is also a time of awakening for many, old and young alike, some of whom may yet discover the spirit of fire that lies within.

The third installment in the Fires in Eden series, Spirit of Fire is richly imagined epic fantasy with a diverse ensemble of characters that offers a new world to explore for readers who enjoy large-scale tales along the likes of George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Steven Erikson, and J.R.R. Tolkien.


  1. Interesting guest vlog. I don't know that these books would be for me since High Fantasy tends to be a bit much for me, but it sounds cool. I love the artwork in the post too.

  2. I love the art! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Valerie: thanks for having me on the site today! :) Hope you enjoyed the vlog!

    Amy: Not all genres are to everyone's taste, but I do work hard to bring a very diverse ensemble of characters to the table, with a story that in some ways could be put into a number of different settings. If you like HBO's Game of Thrones, this might be a fantasy series you could enjoy. Thanks for watching the post! :)

    Andrea: Matthew Perry is pretty amazing. The series has an associated art collection with it that is rarely found on any level, major press/small press/independent press. I'm glad you enjoy the art.

  4. That was an interesting vlog with information new to me.
    I like this insight.

    Thanks to Stuck in Books for posting all the impressive Matthew Perry art.