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Archive for the ‘Archers Beach’ Category

Will-o’-the-wisp

“Will-o’-the-wisp,” by Sharon Lee, the second Archers Beach story of January (this one actually set in Archers Beach), is now up and eager to be read, right here.

In case you missed the first Archers Beach story of January, which is actually set in the Land of the Flowers, it’s right here.

Next thing on my plate today is!

Revising a story, this one destined for the Alien Artifacts anthology.

Wait, you didn’t know about the Alien Artifacts Anthology?  Lucky for you — there’s still time to get on board.  Here’s your info linkAnd here’s your ordering link.

Archers Beach, now and then

Frequent auditors of these pages will recall that Archers Beach is not-so-loosely based on a real Maine beach town:  Old Orchard Beach.  Those readers may have also perused the Archers Beach Photo Diary.

The trouble with the diary is that it shows pre-Season, and Season, and after-Season, but it doesn't show the town, or the beach, in the winter.

The Portland Press Herald has just corrected that oversight for us.

Go here to see the beach in the winter.

Carousel Seas eBook and Audio News!

The Kindle edition of Carousel Seas is now available for download from Amazon.

Here's your link.

Those who prefer to download their ebooks directly from Baen, may do so from this link.

ALSO!

The Audible edition of Carousel Seas is now available for pre-order from this link.

For those who pre-ordered signed copies of Carousel Seas from Uncle Hugo, I am awaiting delivery of the books from the warehouse.  As soon as they arrive, I will -- as quickly as I can manage -- sign those 100 books and send them on to the Uncle.

Thank you for your patience.

 

New Archers Beach story published and waiting for YOU. . .

. . .to read it.

So, what're you waiting for?

Oh, a link?

Here it is:

The night don't seem so lonely

Carousel Tides outtake

Outtake from Sharon Lee's 2010 smash fantasy hit, Carousel Tides, with! a Bonus Teaching Moment

Here's your link.

Carousel Sun audiobook now in production!

Asyouknowbob, an administrative slip-up resulted in Audible's late acquisition of the audio rights for Carousel Sun.

I have now received word that Sun is in production!  Yay!  Next step is the recruiting of a narrator.  Watch this space for more information.

For those who look far to the future, Audible assures me that the audiobook edition of Carousel Seas will be released simultaneously with the novel, on January 6, 2015!

 

Thud!

Carousel Seas

by Sharon Lee

Approximately 106,817 words

Submitted August 1, 2013

Eye Candy! Carousel Sun cover art

We have, through the kind offices of Tony Daniel and Danielle Turner at Baen, the following Sneak Peak of the cover art for Carousel Sun by Sharon Lee, which is tentatively slated for publication in early 2014.

I like it.

Carousel Sun cover art by Eric Williams
Carousel Sun cover art
by Eric Williams

For those coming in late, Carousel Sun is the sequel to Carousel Tides -- available even now at a bookstore near you; in all ebook formats known to man from Baen, from the Kindle Store, and the Apple ebook store.  It is also available as an audiobook from Audible.  I'm writing the last book in the trilogy -- Carousel Seas -- as we speak.

 

In which there is excitement! and a storm

So, last night as I sat here, writing, like a good author, I noticed a persistent sort of noise, a kind of blat-blat-blat thing -- just loud enough to be annoying.  I was writing at the kitchen table, and the refrigerator, among other Modern Innovations has an ice-maker which occasionally makes bizarre noises as a bid for attention, so I got up to tend to it...and noticed that the sound seemed, actually, to be coming from outside.

I stepped out onto the back porch, where the blatting was indeed much louder, and saw emergency lights flashing across the back wall, at the motel just next door.

The motel with the parking lot full of motorcycles, as distinct from the motel one down from there, which was closed for the season.

I went inside and called 911, and while I was giving the dispatcher the information, the entire Old Orchard Beach Fire Department, and a good bit of the Police Department, too, descended upon the motel, typing up traffic and yelling through bull-horns and flashing lights and in general having a heckuva good time.  It was raining, just a little, sufficient to take down any smoke, if there was any smoke.  My theory is that someone had lit up in their room, or on the porch, but with the door open, and set everything in motion.

The Fire Department was very thorough, but in about twenty minutes, they decided their work was done and pulled away.  The cops tarried, but what they did there, I have no idea, since the rain started to fall harder and I still had work to do.

It rained off and on during the night.  The folks upstairs spent much of it moving and dropping furniture, so it was just as well that I was up late, working.

This morning, there were mountains of seaweed on the beach at low tide, and gorgeous swirls of blue-grey clouds.  I took a small walk after breakfast; there are some pictures, here.

--Sharon on location at Archers Beach, Sunday, September 9, 2012