Monday, February 20, 2012

Great News from the 2011 Readers Choice Awards!

Great News from the 2011 Readers Choice Awards!

ConNooga went fantastic, and I thank Robby Hilliard for putting together yet another wonderful literary track. I am going to report at length on the convention, but I received an amazing bit of news today regarding the 2011 Readers Choice Awards!

The Seventh Throne placed FIRST in the Top Cover Art Category

The Seventh Throne tied for third in the Top Novel Category

An Island Sojourn from Dreams of Steam II (Kerlak Publishing) placed fourth for Top Short Story!

MAJOR congrats to Matthew Perry and THANK YOU to all the readers that stepped up and chose to bring home this award. You made this happen, and you all are really the best! I really appreciate this very much!

I also want to thank Tor is a legendary publisher in the fantasy genre who I have always been a huge fan of, and I really want to thank them for allowing smaller press authors like myself to be eligible for the poll. That is something they certainly did not have to due and alot of credit needs to be given to them.

To read the full list of results and the extensive scrutiny did to ensure authentic voting in the poll, read here:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My ConNooga Schedule This Weekend...

Just a small update regarding the upcoming weekend at ConNooga.

I'll have a booth in the exhibition hall (where you will also be able to find D.A. Adams).

As far as my panel activities, here is my schedule on the literary track with the rooms the panels will be found in.

Friday: 7pm Authors and Editors Meet and Greet (with attendees) (Finley Lecture Hall)

Saturday: 1pm The Writing Life: What it Takes (Crystal Room)

Saturday: 4pm Indie Publishing 101 (Crystal Room)

Sunday: 10AM Writing Screenplays and Adapting Stories to them. (Crystal Room)

Looking forward to seeing many wonderful friends this weekend, and especially my reader-friends, as it is always great to talk with you in person. Should be a cool weekend hanging out with fellow SSP author D.A. Adams (The Brotherhood of Dwarves Series). And a shout out to Robby Hilliard, the literary track director at ConNooga. He's put together a great program and that's not an easy thing to do!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ConNooga and a Great New Dream of Legends Review

Getting ready for ConNooga this weekend, and will definitely be giving some reports here. I'm going to be teaming up with fellow SSP author D.A. Adams who will be at my booth with his three new Brotherhood of Dwarves series books. Looking forward to Robby Hilliard's literary track there. It is a very solid one and has many great participants.

If you are in range of Chattanooga this weekend and aren't coming already, you should think about coming on out. The site is

Also, I just got a wonderful new review in of Dream of Legends just now, over at Watch Play Read. Here's an excerpt that blew me away and the link to the full review:

"In true epic fantasy fashion, Zimmer has created a gigantic world full of crazy races of beings, gigantic battles (especially in the war for Saxony) and a cast of characters that you find yourself getting attached to. His writing style is highly descriptive to such a degree that on numerous accounts of reading before bed I found myself having vivid dreams from pages I had just read. I’ve said it numerous times, and I’ll say it again, Stephen Zimmer is a top tier author that is within reach of breaking out. If you’re a fan of Tolkien and R.R. Martin, you’ll find the world of Ave and the Fires in Eden series right up your alley."