Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Is This Hanameesovenama (aka Shaggy)?

The brilliant concept artist Cristof Grobleski created this stunning conceptual image of Hanameesovenama, one of the villains from The Undermountain Saga.

Hanameesovenama, of the bigfoot Council of the Strict (click for bigfoot sized view)

What do you think? Is that how you envision a bigfoot? I have to say, I totally love the robe.

View more of Christof's wonderful artwork here.

News Story About Me

Check out the interesting and somewhat controversial news item about me over at kalkion.com. I don't usually talk about my reasons for indie publishing here because it tends to be boring shop talk that readers could care less about.

I do like the last paragraph:
Edstrom plans to release the final book in his series in time for the holidays. After that he intends to start right in on the next. “I love writing. I’m good at it. And now, thanks to this new paradigm, I can give my readers what they want. More books!”

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Friday, July 27, 2012

New (Brief) Interview With Moi

I was interviewated by a sneaky ninja over at the Kelworth files. Fun stuff. Find out my I answer to the question of how many ninjas it takes to change a light bulb!

Estimated Reading time: 35 seconds

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Afterlife: The Trade Paperback!

There is little more rewarding than holding your new novel in your hands. Therefore, I continue to handle this little beauty . . . Afterlife Trade Paperback

So there it is. And you can have one too. Just pop over to Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com or other online book retailer and order one up.


Monday, July 23, 2012

Axeology: Variax 500

Variax 500

This is me holding my Variax 500 with sunburst finish. For recording, this is my main axe. I love this guitar. Why? Because it has the best playing neck I have ever encountered.

When I went to the music store to try it out, it was the only one they had. The strings were all grungy and groady from countless hamfisted, snot nosed, losers who go to music stores and play Metallica too loud. (Not that there's anything wrong with Metallica). I messed around with it for a few minutes, but I knew instantly (even with the disgusting strings on it) that it was "the one."

The Line Six Variax is a "modeling" guitar. You'll notice it doesn't have any visible pickups. That's because it has a piezo pickups somewhere in it that immediately send the signal through "modeling" circuitry to emulate other kinds of guitars, like Telecaster, Strats, Les Pauls, Rickebackers, and banjos. The models are pretty good, but not the main reason I chose this guitar. Actually, this guitar chose me. I'm choking up just thinking about it. I will never relinquish this axe!


New Song: "Lullaby"

I'm happy to announce the release of my latest song, "Lullaby."

Since I was thirteen, I've been a big Styx fan. I went through a phase where they were pretty much all I listened to. As years went by, my tastes evolved to include all kinds of music. I keep a special place in my memory for Styx, and there are some songs of theirs that are evergreen for me.

As a songwriter, guitarist, and singer, I've explored many genres, but it wasn't until last summer that I really tried to create a true homage to my favorite band. If you're familiar with the classic Styx stuff from the 70s (e.g. "Suite Madame Blue", "Grand Illusion," and "Pieces of Eight"), I'm sure you'll appreciate "Lullaby."

"Lullaby" is available for purchase here.

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