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Fresh Pick / September 29, 2010

King Arthur October 2009 On Sale: October 6, 2009 400 pages ISBN: 0756405858 EAN: 9780756405854 Hardcover $25.95 Add to Wish List Fantasy Buy at Gwenhwyfar by Mercedes Lackey The White Spirit The bestselling author of the Valdemar novels pens a classic tale about King Arthur’s legendary queen. Gwenhwyfar moves in a world where gods walk among their pagan worshipers, where nebulous visions warn of future perils, and where there are two paths for a woman: the path of the Blessing or the rarer path of the Warrior. Gwenhwyfar chooses the latter, giving up the power that she is born into. Yet the daughter of a King is never truly free to follow her own calling. Acting as the “son” her father never had, when called upon to serve another purpose by the Ladies of the Well, she bows to circumstances to become Arthur’s queen-only to find herself facing temptation and treachery, intrigue and betrayal, but also love and redemption.. Tales of King Arthur and his queen never go out of style. Previous Picks

J. K. Beck | Story Ideas From the Oddest Places
Author Guest / September 29, 2010

Maybe it’s part of being a writer, but story ideas always seem to be popping up—sometimes under the oddest of circumstances. We’ve just moved, and story ideas are running rampant. For example, our new house is on a culdesac, which means that there’s a circle of concrete in front of the house, and several neighbors both on the sides and behind us. Having moved from a house on 1.5 acres, this is new to me…and my mind is whirring! Anyone see The Stepford Wives? I’m thinking I need to write The Culdesac Husbands? All the suburban moms get together and decide they need the perfect off-to-work, lawn-trimming, BBQ grilling, backyard mowing husbands? (Already I can tell that would be nice, LOL). Or a culdesac version of Rear Window? After all, I can see what my across the backyard neighbor is watching on television through the kitchen window. So what else could I see if dastardly deeds were done? And who’s to say what could come of the fact that we’re a two-story house but most of our neighbors are one story? The possibilities are endless…. It’s that “What If” mentality that marks writers, I think. I know my current series,…