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Magnetic Skeleton

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on May 15, 2011 at 9:53 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm hoping to have my comic strip book, "Cavalcade of the Magnetic Skeleton," out by the end of the year.  Here's a sample strip:



Moving Targets

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on May 9, 2011 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Let's Face It....

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on December 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM Comments comments (0)

....everywhere you look, you see people holding up books in front of a camera.


You can't get away from it.  It's an epidemic -- more prevalent than Pet Rocks in the '70s (or whenever the hell that was), more in-your-face than Gilbert Gottfried's Acne Cream ©, more ubiquitous (I don't care if you don't know it, go look it up) than photos of drunken Britney Spears in last month's Enquirer -- ...

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Latest News, So To Speak

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on December 2, 2010 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to post a little note here -- I've been working on "Moving Targets" again, and I'm hoping for a publication date of April, 2011.  Part of this is really just tradition -- "Moving Day" came out on April 1, 2008, and "True Colors" came out on April 1, 2010, so maybe I should shoot for the April Fool's Day release with everything!


I've also been working on "Ganzedi," which is a prequel ...

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The New Book, Such As It Is

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on July 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM Comments comments (0)

July 20, 2010 -- You heard it here first, probably! My next book, "Lex Fonteyne's Ultimate Guide to Internet Dating," has just been sent to the publisher! Give it a week or so and it will be available on Amazon along with the rest of whatever it was I wrote earlier....!

Sidetracked?

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on May 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM Comments comments (0)

Spent some time today working on another possible entry in the "Moving Day" saga -- this one is called "Xavla," and if you're familiar with the story so  far, you know that Xavla is the name of the planet where the Neptunians originally came from.


(It's also their word for "water," but that's another matter!)


I mentioned something in "Perfectly Frank" to the effect that N-trac had figured out a way for people to actually ...

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True Colors

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on April 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM Comments comments (0)

April 1, 2010 -- The "True Colors" proof copy arrived this morning; I've examined it and approved it, and it should be up on Amazon any time now!

True Colors

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on March 25, 2010 at 5:12 PM Comments comments (0)

March 25, 2010 --  I sent the PDFs for "True Colors" to  the publisher today.  They have to review it and make sure there aren't any problems, and then I get a proof copy.  Once I approve that, it gets published and goes into their catalog.


While I was putzing around this afternoon, I set up an Author Page on Amazon.  I never even knew they had that optio...

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The Story of Oton

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on March 24, 2010 at 12:47 PM Comments comments (0)

People ask where I get my character names from.  Sometimes I just use the  names of people I know, and just  alter them a little for legal reasons!  Other times, I think of what the character might look like and then try to come up with a name that fits the image I see.


Teresa in Moving Day and Lyndsey in True Colors are both named after real people,  Melissa Panadecker in Perfectly Frank is named after my friend...

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Technicalities

Posted by Lex Fonteyne on March 23, 2010 at 11:38 AM Comments comments (0)

I always used to think that writing was just about writing -- you come up with a story, you write it down, the end.


Well, it doesn't work that way in real life.


The past few days, I've been doing some clean-up on the text and cover for "True Colors."  There are a billion little things you have to look at, fix, edit, take care of, revise, etc.


For example -- spellcheck.  Nice feature bu...

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