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Kicking Off Howard Andrew Jones Month

Saturday, February 12th, 2011 | Posted by John ONeill

desertofsoulsIt’s the start of Howard Andrew Jones Month here at the Black Gate blog.

You have to do something pretty special to get a whole month, even if you’re Managing Editor of Black Gate. But publishing your first two novels — The Desert of Souls and  Plague of Shadows — from two different publishers, not to mention writing an essay for John Scalzi’s “Big Idea,” holding your first book signing, conducting a sweepstakes, getting picked up by the Science Fiction Book Club, publishing an original online story, being the subject of a multi-part interview, writing the Afterword for Robert E. Howard’s Sword Woman, appearing in Black Gate 15 (twice), being a guest blogger, and writing regular columns here at Black Gate, all in the same month… yeah. That will do it.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be telling you more about the incredible Howard Andrew Jones, starting with the breathless reviews for his first novel The Desert of Souls, a classic Arabian Nights fantasy and “a page-turner in its purest form” (BookPage), on sale Feb 15. It’s the best novel I’ve read in many years, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

13 Comments »

  1. This is a great cover.

    Comment by Jeff Stehman - February 12, 2011 6:01 pm

  2. Howard is great, and he really deserves all the success in the world.

    Comment by Scott Taylor - February 12, 2011 7:04 pm

  3. Oh, sure. February is the shortest month. Racist.

    Comment by Jackson Kuhl - February 12, 2011 9:22 pm

  4. Go, Howard, Go! It’s a great day for Adventure…

    Comment by John R. Fultz - February 13, 2011 3:47 am

  5. Thanks Jeff! The cover artist is Charles Keegan, the same artist who did the cover to Black Gate 4:

    http://www.blackgate.com/black-gate-magazine-issue-4-summer-2002/

    Comment by John ONeill - February 13, 2011 12:50 pm

  6. Scott,

    Howard is great. But he may also be the most hard-working writer I’ve ever met. And that seems to be the key to his success.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 13, 2011 12:51 pm

  7. >Oh, sure. February is the shortest month. Racist.

    Jackson,

    I’m not to blame. It’s the way I was raised.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 13, 2011 12:51 pm

  8. > Go, Howard, Go! It’s a great day for Adventure…

    Thanks John!

    Comment by John ONeill - February 13, 2011 12:51 pm

  9. I was lucky to get a great cover — thanks, John, for pointing readers to the web site of the talented Mr. Keegan.

    And thank all of you for the interest and support. I’m just one of many who owe John a debt of gratitude for giving us this hearthfire to gather around.

    Comment by Managing Editor Howard Andrew Jones - February 13, 2011 7:58 pm

  10. It looks so beautiful and the beginning was so GREAT and I can’t WAIT to read the rest! Congratulations!!!

    Comment by C.S.E. Cooney - February 14, 2011 1:29 pm

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