Sunday, 19 August 2012

29 Days of Fantasy - a great anthology for a great cause

Back in February, I was excited to be involved in a really great online event. 29 Days of Fantasy was organised by Thomas A. Knight and involved a whole bunch of posts by a range of authors covering just about every aspect of fantasy you could possibly think of. There were posts about how to construct worlds and how to develop characters. There were posts about fantasy for young adults and romance in fantasy. It was a really great collection of articles by a bunch of interesting and talented writers.

The really great news is that Thomas has now collected all of this material together and published it in the form of an ebook - called, of course, 29 Days of Fantasy. All of the great articles can be read in one simple and convenient format, and at the exceptionally convenient price of just 99 cents. I could say more, but I'll let the blurb for the book on Amazon give you a better idea of what this is about:

What is 29 Days? It's a celebration of the fantasy genre, and fans have every reason to party! The fantasy genre is bigger and better than ever before, and shows no signs of letting up. This celebration is for the authors, the creators, the artists and producers, publishers and promoters of fantasy, but most importantly, this celebration is for the fans!

Fantasy author Lorna Suzuki writes about incorporating reality into fantasy, author J. Robert King brings is The Heart of Villainy, world renowned author and game developer Jeff Grubb spills the beans in an in-depth interview, and much, much more.

But that's still not all the great news.

Thomas has very generously decided to share the royalties for 29 Days of Fantasy with an organisation called Reglue. You can learn more about them at their website,, but in summary, they work to provide access to technology to underprivileged kids - a pretty worthy cause if you ask me.

So there's a bunch of really great reasons why you should check this out. Even if you don't think you're interested in fantasy, you may find yourself swayed by some of the terrific posts captured here. And the chance to help a worthy organisation is always a good thing on top of that.

About Thomas A. Knight

Thomas A. Knight has spent most of his life either immersed in or building fantasy worlds and bringing characters to life.

From Middle Earth, to the skies of Pern and beyond, no world is too great a challenge for him to conquer. His favourite places include a pair of worlds that spawned from his own imagination, one of perpetual light, and one of perpetual darkness.

When he is not living a life in one of these worlds, he is a husband, father of two little girls, software developer, and avid role-player. He grew up and currently resides in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Holding a diploma in Network Engineering, he works as a software developer at one of the world's leading vinyl siding manufacturers.

You can learn more about him and his writing at his webite -

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