Fennec Fox Press

Links
Ah, the obligatory links page (sometimes known as a "blogroll," but that would be a misnomer for this page as I'm linking to more than just blogs, here).  I'll try to organize things a bit, but otherwise this page will be kept very basic.

Other Links and Resources

  • My mother is an internationally award-winning quilter.  You can find her website here.
  • Fontsquirrel.com is a fun little resource for anyone searching for new fonts.  All of them are free for commercial use.  All of them have a complete alphabet, at least, though a few are missing some bits of punctuation.  I considered putting this site up with the self-publishing links, but everyone needs the occasional font, right?

Help for Writers and Self-Publishers

I occasionally talk about self-publishing on my blog (evidently, the most important post I ever made on the subject is here), which you can find a link to in the navigation bar, above.  But I'm far from the only source of help on the subject.  Here are a few links you might find useful:


Cover Artists

Technically, I've never worked with a "cover artist" (as in, someone who specializes in covers).  I have, however, worked with a number of artists who occasionally do book covers, listed below.  Just for variety (well, and to fill out this list), I'll also include a few sites I've heard other self-publishers recommend for book covers.


  • Wish Pictures, the official website of Joel Christopher Payne, cover artist for The Merrimack Event.
  • No Need For Bushido, the webcomic of Alex Kolesar, cover artist for the Law of Swords series.
  • Sensevessel Studios, the business name of Enggar  Ajar A, cover artist for The Kitsune Stratagem.
  • 99Designs, a graphic design company used by many self-publishers to find cover artists.  (I think the cover for Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders was purchased through this service, but I'm not certain about that)
  • Fiverr, a freelance services company.  It's really a middleman for discount services of all kinds, but I know a number of self-publishers find cover artists here.  They also provide other services you might find useful.  I've considered them for translation services, before, though I have yet to do any translations.

Other Authors
This is a list of other authors' blogs and websites (some authors get more than one).  While by NO means comprehensive, it's largely a list of other authors who I've worked with in some capacity, or who gave of their time to help mentor me one-on-one (even if just briefly, at a convention or the like) over the years.  I'm trying to include all the links I can find for everybody, so if you're on the list and I missed one of your links, let me know.


  • Keith R.A. Decandido.  He was the editor I hired for The Kitsune Stratagem.  Here is his website, his editorial services page, his blog, and his books.
  • Barbara Friend Ish met with me at a convention several years ago, and whether she knows it or not she was the one who talked me into self-publishing.  Then she was the publisher at the now-defunct Mercury Retrograde Press, but it shut down in a series of events that culminated with her moving to the West Coast.  Now settling into her new home, she's opened 43 Hour Press in its place.
  • David Keener was the project lead, the managing editor, and a fellow author of the Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders anthology.    Here is his blog.
  • Martin Wilsey was another fellow author of the Worlds Enough: Fantastic Defenders anthology.  He also was the publisher through his Tannhauser Press imprint.  Here is his blog.  Oh, and he has several other books as well.
  • Allen Wold regularly runs writing workshops at conventions up and down the East Coast, several of which I've attended over the years.  He also helped me work out some issues with The Kitsune Stratagem during a one-on-one meeting at a convention.  Here is his website, and here are his books.

Conventions

A list of scifi\fantasy or anime conventions, color coded in the following ways:  Blue if I've been there as a guest, Green if I've been there as a panelist for a single panel, and Orange if I merely attended the convention.  If it's the standard Red... well, then, I haven't been there, yet, but I want to go.