Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Links and Backworlds Announcement

It's Friday again, with a whole bunch of writing links for your reading pleasure.

Do You Read Self-Published Books Differently?
Query Detox, Part 2
The ABCs of Self-Publishing
Let the Characters Tell the Story
Reinventing Your Story: Part 1: Why Reinvent?
Reinventing Your Story: Part 2: Types of Reinventing
Reinventing Your Book: Part 3: Type of Story

But wait, there's more!

I'm also happy to announce the release of Beyond The Edge, the fourth book in the Backworlds series penned by M. Pax.  What are the Backworlds, you ask?  I'll let the author tell you herself.

ChemistKen: Why are the planets your main characters live on called the Backworlds?

M. Pax:  As humanity expanded from Earth, at first the genetic modifications were minor. In my future, we terraform ourselves instead of planets. The first worlds settled were more Earth-like and closer to home. To expand further, those enhanced humans created descendants with more modifications to take advantage of less ideal habitats. They became the Foreworlds and the Backworlds. Earth is so far back in history, most think it’s a myth.

Interesting concept. So be sure to check out Beyond the Edge.  BTW, The Backworlds, the first book in the series, is available for free!  Grab it now!

That's it for this week.  Have a great weekend.  I certainly will. Tomorrow's my birthday!

Some truths are better left unfound.

For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship might be a message and may mean his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to travel to uncharted worlds, searching. Out there, in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy beyond the Backworlds, they stumble upon a terrible truth.

Meanwhile, Rainly remains on Pardeep Station as acting planetlord, dealing with the discovery of her lover’s dark and brutal past. Alone and questioning her judgment, her introspection unlocks more than heartache. Latent protocols in her cybernetics activate, forcing her to face a sinister secret of her own.

In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendents to survive in a harsh universe. This is the fourth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.

Amazon / AmazonUK / Nook / Smashwords / Kobo / Other Outlets

About the author:

M. Pax-- Inspiring the words she writes, she spends her summers as a star guide at Pine Mountain Observatory in stunning Central Oregon where she lives with the Husband Unit and two demanding cats. She writes science fiction and fantasy mostly. You can find out more by visiting her at:


  1. Good list of links. Thanks for sharing.

    Best of luck Ms. Pax. :)

  2. Congratulations, Mary!
    I'd just like to invent a story at this point...

  3. Thank you so much for helping Ken! Thans to Melissa and Alex!

    Have an uber shiny weekend!

  4. Oh, that concept got me without even reading the blurb. Downloaded the first book and hope to find some time to read after we move. Glad to see you featuring authors & books!

  5. Thanks for the links, and yay for Mary! Excellent question.