James R. Vernon

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James R. Vernon was born and lives on the planet Earth. He holds a degree in teaching mathematics in junior and high schools, which has zero influence on his writing. Instead he has spent as much time as possible, from a time when he could handle somewhat complicated words, reading and enjoying fantasy novels.

Often stuck in long commutes for his job, James's imagination was free to create new worlds and stories. Through the assistance of family, friends, and some generous backers, James has been able to pursue his dream of sharing his stories with more then just the characters he has created.

When not writing, he can usually be found with those he holds most dear, teaching those that put more white in his hair every year, losing money
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It's coming along great! Just waiting for the final round of edits back, and then its just a matter of getting it formatted and released. The…more
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The World of Horrors, Inc.

Hello all!

Bound to the Abyss 4 is moving along, but I wanted to let you know about my other project, Horrors, Inc.

Imagine that every myth, ghost story, and monster were based on something that existed in the modern world. Magic was real. Strange artifacts that can perform miraculous events, including connecting our world to others and the gods that inhabit them, can be found. Or created.

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Grampy James - In your email about the contest, you say to reply to that post. However, the "From" address is one of those "do not reply" addresses, and I don't think I got through.

Then I went to your blog and posted my comments there, because it also said the same thing on that site: reply to that post.

But, not necessarily trusting technology, I am also going to follow up THIS comment with my CONTEST comment. So, here goes:

James:

First of all, congratulations on hitting the midway point of Bound to the Abyss! I can't wait to read it.

As directed, I posted a review on Amazon, with the user name "Grampy". I posted the same review on GoodReads, to help get out the word. If you also happen to have a blog, I will be happy to post it there as well, or you certainly are free to cut-and-paste specific portions of it there if you prefer.

Perhaps this will come as a surprise, but I think my favorite character (so far) is Zin, the imp in the abyss. Zin strikes me as being intelligent enough to manipulate his new "master" without being suspected of doing so. I don't know what you have in store for him, but I would be willing to bet that he becomes one of the more significant characters in the novel, rather than a meal. I believe he will prove to be of considerable assistance to "the good guys" in your story. Although his introduction to us has him climbing to safety inside an apparently hollow stalactite purely by serendipitous fortuity (aka: plain dumb luck), I strongly suspect he would have escaped the hounds anyway, even if he hadn't already been half way up the wall when first he heard them. He seems like one clever little imp!

Just for fun, I think my next most favorite character (again: so far) is Kay. Dee was selected by the god Alistar to serve as his "weapon", after 4 years of intensive training, but I suspect it will be Kay's encouragment that enables Dee to survive the training, and Kay's very existence which will maintain his focus as he battles whatever evil creatures he is slated to come up against. I see those two having a future together!

I believe I've conformed with all the rules for your contest. If not, I'll try again next time! In the meantime, keep on writing! And thanks for this opportunity.

Grampy,
aka Lee,
aka jaxgrampy


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