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Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Author Forum at SFFworld!

Greetings, all!

Amazingly good news: I've just been given an Author Forum at This is a hugely popular, secular Science Fiction and Fantasy website. This place gets tons of traffic from fantasy/specfic fans all over the world. I've been a member since 2005, but now, the powers that be have given me the keys to run my own forum over there.

I won't decrease my activity on this blog at all, but a forum at SFFworld will get The Door Within Trilogy and my new books A TON of exposure. A forum is also a great place to hang out with folks in a cyberland kind of way.

I've posted an Introductions Thread. Click on over and say Hi!

And feel free to start your own threads, polls, etc. {Mischievous grin, bwah, ha, ha!}

Never alone!


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

CSFF Blog Tour, Day 3: Fearless by Robin Parrish

You have to love Google. Today, I went hunting for factoids about Robin Parrish and his new book Fearless. For the final day of the blog tour, I'm showing you some of the cool stuff I found.


Robin Parrish had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist.

In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract.

Born Michael Robin Parrish on October 13, 1975, Robin's earliest writing efforts took place on a plastic, toy typewriter, and resulted in several "books" (most between 10 and 30 pages long) and even a few magazines.

By the age of thirteen, he had begun winning local writing awards and became a regular in his high school's literary magazine. In college, he garnered acclaim from his English professors and fellow students while maturing and honing his skills.

After college, he entered the writing profession through a "side door" -- the Internet. More than ten years he spent writing for various websites, including,, and his current project Infuze Magazine, which is a unique intersection between art and faith which he also conceived of and created.

One of his more "high concept" ideas for Infuze was to return to his love for storytelling and create a serialized tale that would play out every two weeks, telling a complete, compelling story over the course of nine months. That serialized story eventually came to the attention of several publishers, who saw it as a potential debut novel for Robin Parrish.

In 2005, Bethany House Publishers brought Robin full circle by contracting him for the rights to not only that first book -- but two sequels. A trilogy, to unfold in the consecutive summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008. One massive tale -- of which that first, original story would form only the foundational first volume of the three -- spread across three books.

Robin is the Editor in Chief and creator of Infuze Magazine. He and his wife Karen reside in High Point, North Carolina. Karen works for High Point's First Wesleyan Church, where Robin and Karen are members and Small Group leaders.

Comic Books Based on the Books? COOL!!

Download this incredible Comic FREE by Clicking HERE!

And, as the gameshow host says to the mystified contestand: "And that's not all!!!"


A Forum for Fans to Discuss the books!

If that hasn't convinced you that FEARLESS should
be on your TO-BE-READ Pile, you might want to
make sure you can still fog a mirror.
(And I mean that in the nicest possible way)

Click HERE to order your copy of FEARLESS!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

CSFF Blog Tour Day 2: Fearless by Robin Parrish

Robin Parrish

Author of Fearless

Hundreds of super-beings walk among earth's inhabitants. An unexplained series of natural disasters have shaken the populace to its core. Fear fills the heart of every human being. But in the darkness there is hope; the man known as Grant Borrows, whom the public has dubbed Guardian. He is heroic, powerful, and fearless. While Grant enjoys this new life, those close to him worry he may be hiding a terrible secret. A search for answers brings Grant and his friends to London, where an extraordinary discovery awaits that will challenge everything they thought they knew. With a deadly new enemy dogging his steps, Grant realizes that the world's only hope may come from unraveling the truth about himself once and for all. But what he comes face-to-face with leaves even this most powerful of men shaken with fear...

This is the introductory blurb for Parrish's marvelous SpecFaith Thriller: Fearless. It is the 2nd book in the Dominion Trilogy. Check out both books by clicking on the links below:

Monday, July 23, 2007

Live at WRBS Radio, 95.1 FM

This morning, I had the great pleasure of appearing on WRBS Radio with morning anchors: Tracey, Mike, and Dave. Wow, what a great trio to work with. They asked insightful questions and fed off of each other seamlessly. Turns out I met Dave at a booksigning in Ellicott City one time. He even brought a copy of The Final Storm for me to sign for his son.

They sat me down in front of a mic and prepped me on how things would go. I noticed on the console in front of me there were three buttons: On, Off, and...Cough. Too funny. Thankfully, Tracey operated my on/off switch or who knows if I'd have ever been heard from.

WRBS is a Christian Music Station, and in the morning, they alternate music with traffic, news, and weather. This morning, they came in and out of music breaks introducing me and my books. They kept saying things like, "And when we come back, we'll continue our conversation with local author Wayne Thomas Batson, that is if you'll stay with us for a bit longer." I kept thinking, I'll stay on with you all morning if you want. LOL
Here are the links if you want to listen to the interview:

95.1 WRBS Interview with Wayne Batson, Part 1

95.1 WRBS Interview with Wayne Batson, Part 2

95.1 WRBS Interview with Wayne Batson, Part 3

95.1 WRBS Interview with Wayne Batson, Part 4

Sunday, July 22, 2007


This month's CSFF Blog Tour Book is Robin Parrish's new thriller, Fearless. I must confess I have not read the book, but knowing Robin, I'm sure it rocks. I've also noted that Fearless is showing up FACE OUT in several major bookstore chains. That's a big deal. It means the publisher believes in the story. It also means the publisher is pumping some $$ into marketing because bookstore real estate costs the publisher major green.

If you'd like to Purchase Fearless by Robin Parrish, click HERE.

The #1 Book Reviewer on Amazon gave Fearless 5 Stars and had this to say:
The world teeters on the brink of extinction under the RELENTLESS surge of natural disasters; obviously people are terrified as no respite happens between tragedies. The only hope is Grant "Guardian" Burrows who leads a group of Loci Ringwearers trying to save humanity. These Shifted Loci were once people for instance Grant was Collin Boyd, but now has a new body with extraordinary mental prowess. The Secretum of Six believes he is The Bringer who ancient prophecy claims will bring in a new age to the world.

Grant and his Loci pack do not hesitate to use their powers for the better good of humanity. However, as the Secretum of Six continue to watch the events unfold towards the coming of The Bringer bringing the new age with him, Grant realizes he and his team are not achieving much though the populace cherishes them as superheroes. He starts an odyssey to learn the truth whether he is the Bringer, but that means seeking his past as Collin and who knows what else he will find even before that persona. Thus he is pulled in two directions: saving what he can of the world now vs. saving what is left of the world assuming he understands and can make the Bringer prophecy happen. Either way people will die in biblical numbers

Whereas RELENTLESS set the stage with the series of disasters and the initial introduction to the Collin/Grant tyro superhero, FEARLESS goes deeper into his essence and his predicament as he gains superhero experience and begins to understand his limitations. Thus the audience sees Grant and his colleagues struggle with the demands and their limited ability to supply solutions. This action-packed suspense fantasy also goes deeper inside the mysterious Secretrium and provides more information re the Bringer Prophesy. Readers will enjoy the middle book while waiting the conclusion to learn whether it is end of the world, beginning of a new age, or status quo of pandemic disasters.

Harriet Klausner