Wednesday, October 24, 2007

New School Visit Confirmed: Pine Ridge Middle School

As posted on my author's blog, To Elysia and Back Again:

I have just confirmed that I will speaking at Pine Ridge Middle School on Monday, November 26th, from 10:00 to 3:45. I will also be signing and selling copies of A Prophecy Forgotten during that time.

Fan Art Photo Album Up

Be sure to check out my Fan Art Photo Album at the Official Elysian Chronicles Fan Club site. If you've drawn any pictures of The Elysian Chronicles and want to see your art on the site, please mail them to me at 2614 N. Tamiami Trail, Box 514, Naples, FL 34103.

Here is a link to the photo album:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Author Events for the Week

These are my events for the week, as per my author's blog, To Elysia and Back Again, at

October 25th, Writing Workshop: The Art of Storytelling, 7:30-9:00: I'll be teaching a writers' workshop on the art of storytelling at Barnes & Noble in Naples, FL, and I'll be signing copies of A Prophecy Forgotten afterward. Come on out and meet fellow writers!

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Baseball Pics!

I just uploaded some of my favorite baseball photos. Check them out!
I had fun tonight at Barnes & Noble at my writing workshop, "Sensory Details and Landscape." I also picked up the 2008 Writer's Market and a lap desk for my laptop computer. When I went downstairs, a unique book caught my eye, Lost Worlds: Vikings. I opened it and found a beautifully illustrated book both inside and out with detailed, yet mystical pictures of vikings. I couldn't resist--I need it for future research, and it had sparkly red stones embedded in the cover!

(See how pretty it is? Now you know why I couldn't resist...)

Then I found two more books that I just had to buy: The Illustrated book of Sings and Symbols and Battles of the Medieval World.

I need these three books for research on future projects. Your job is to figure out why on earth I would need such books. (Tee Hee.)

Any guesses?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Telivision Interview Canceled

My television interview scheduled for today was postponed. We shall probably shoot the interview sometime in December or January, which happens to be when Out of the Shadows: Book II of the Elysian Chronicles will debut, so the timing should be perfect!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Events for the Week: Oct. 15-21

October 16th, East Lake Library, 6:30-8:00: I'll be speaking at East Lake Library's Author's Showcase on the subject of "Show, Don't Tell."

October 17th, WRXY TV, 12:00: I'll be filming an interview on the Bridges TV show in Punta Gorda.

October 17th, Center Point Community Church, 6:00-7:30: I'll be speaking to the Center Point Community Church middle school youth group. Middle school students, come on out! Center Point is located right next I-75 exit 105. For more information, call 261-7486 and ask for information about the middle school youth group.

October 18th, Writing Workshop: Sensory Details & Landscape, 7:30-9:00: I'll be teaching a writers' workshop on Sensory Details and Lanscape at Barnes & Noble in Naples, FL, and I'll be signing copies of A Prophecy Forgotten afterward. Come on out and meet fellow writers!

October 20th, Young Writers of Naples, 10:00-12:00: Teenagers, join me and fellow writers at Barnes & Noble, Naples, FL to discuss writing topics and hang out. Please visit for more information.

Star Trek: Enterprise--It's Addicting

Oh dear. I've just discovered Star Trek: Enterprise on the Sci-Fi Channel, and just as baseball season is about to end. The writers of this are good. They're able to create great tension, and really draw the audience in. What great timing! It's addicting--one of those things that I'm going to have to try not to watch or my writing will suffer. I guess it's good that it has no reruns, or I'd never get any writing done.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My Visit to Lely High School

Yesterday, I visited Lely High School, home of the Trojans. It was kind of fun, visiting one of my high school's rivals. I spoke to 10 classes about writing, the process of getting published, and "Show, Don't Tell"--one of the lessons I really enjoy giving. I loved meeting with the students--many of whom were extremely bright. One of the students had already written at 300,000 word fantasy epic. (He will probably turn it into more than one book.) That is an amazing feat for a student in high school!

I'm Sick of the Heat!!!

Okay, yesterday the temperature probably reached the mid 90s--as it has since June. Now I'm not trying to sound bitter or anything but for crying out loud! It's October! The rest of the world is enjoying hay rides and hot chocolate, and I'm sitting here sweating each tim I walk outside to get something out of my car. (This weather is so not good for my acne.) And the humidity is probably in the upper 80% to 90% range. Ugh.

If any of you are wondering what inspired the weather in Morvenia in Chapter 2 of A Prophecy Forgotten, well it was the weather down here in South Florida. Hot, muggy, stifling. Humidity like a sauna. Trust me, I didn't have to imagine it for too long; I just walked outside and started writing.

We shoud be getting a cold front this Friday, so maybe things will cool off...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I've Moved My Main Blog to TypePad!

Hey everyone! I've moved my blog to TypePad, and I've divided it between an author's blog and a news blog. (That's two blogs.) My new author's blog, To Elysia & Back Again, is at, and my news blog is If you're suscribing to this blog, please visit To Elysia and Back Again and change your feed. Thanks!

New Uploaded Photo Album--NecronomiCon

Check out my NecronomiCon Photos on my blog, To Elysia & Back Again! Here is the link:

Check Out Info on A Prophecy Forgotten's Audio Book at MP3 World

Check it out! The MP3 World blog has a link to A Prophecy Forgotten's new audio book just underneath the Fergie's new album, The Dutchess. At least, I think the album is called The Dutchess. The song is "Big Girls Don't Cry."

Monday, October 08, 2007

NecronomiCon: Meeting Science Fiction Author, Stuart Clark

This weekend I attended NecronomiCon where I sold my books at a table next to science fiction writer, Stuart Clark, whose first book, Project ULF, debuted about the same time A Prophecy Forgotten did.

Project ULF's Jurasic-Park-meets-Alien storyline intrigues me. It's about a company that captures alien life forms across the universe and brings them back to Earth for their zoo in Chicago (500 years from now). The company perceives one of its "trappers" as a threat and sends him on a bogus mission to a planet from which no one has returned. I can't wait to begin reading it.

You'll probably see Stuart and me selling books together at DragonCon next year! To find out more about Stuart, visit He also has a MySpace at, in which he did a nice write up about A Prophecy Forgotten on his MySpace Blog. Give Stuart some clicks and check out both his blog and his book!

M. B. Weston to Speak at Thunder Mountain Middle School

I've just confirmed that I will be speaking to the 7th graders at Thunder Mountain Middle School in Phoenix, Arizona on November 12, 2007. (It's been a busy day...)

M. B. Weston to Speak at First Baptist Academy

I've just confirmed that I will be speaking at First Baptist Academy of Naples, FL on Friday, November 16th, 2007. The administration and I are still working out which grade levels I'll be speaking to as well as the subject matter I'll be speaking about.

M. B. Weston's Events for the Week: Oct. 7th-13th

October 10th, Lely High School: I'll be speaking to the students at Lely High School about writing and the process of getting published.

October 11th, Barnes & Noble (Naples): I'll be holding my second writing workshop about character development from 7:30 to 9:00, and I'll be signing copies of A Prophecy Forgotten afterward.

M. B. Weston is the author of The Elysian Chronicles. She speaks to children, teens, and adults about writing and the process of getting published. For more information on M. B. Weston, visit Find out more about The Elysian Chronicles at

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A Prophecy Forgotten Available in South Africa

I've just discovered that A Prophecy Forgotten is available in South Africa on Jump Shopping. (You can find out more about Jump Shopting at For those of you in South Africa, please visit to purchase A Prophecy Forgotten.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Oops! I Left a Few Events Out of The Elysian Chronicle

I left a few things out of The Elysian Chronicle. I really appologize; I must have been interupted while I was composing it. Here they are:

Schools: I’ll be speaking to the students at Lely High School on October 10th.

Television: I’ll be filming at TV interview with WXRY TV in Punta Gorda. They have not yet given me the date it will air.

Book Signings: October 16, 6:30-8:00pm, East Lake Library. I’ll be holding a workshop on Show, Don’t Tell and signing books afterward.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The Elysian Chronicle, October 2007

M. B. Weston’s Author Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 5

Inside Heaven’s Realm
“Times have changed. The tyrant of your Runes is about to rise to power. We seers keep our prophecies secret to keep them safe from him and the one who commands him,” Cassadern told Davian just before the third battle. Though Davian killed the leader of the Third Battle Conspiracy at the end of A Prophecy Forgotten, even he believes that the true dictator predicted by the Runes must be out there biding his time and waiting for the opportune moment. But who is he? Can Elysia, with its government and military leadership nearly destroyed, defeat another attempted coup? And what did Cassadern mean by “the one who commands him”? This should leave readers with something to think about as they await Out of the Shadows, the newest installment of The Elysian Chronicles.

Breaking News
Out of the Shadows: Book II of the Elysian Chronicles now with the publisher
OOTS is now with my publisher, awaiting publication in December 2007. If you want to receive a postcard, notifying you as soon as it’s released, click here and fill out the form!

M. B. Weston a Guest at Necronomicon in Tampa!
If you happen to be attending, please drop by and say hi!

Website Updates (
Changes to the First Chapter of OOTS
I made a few changes to some of the already posted prologue and first chapter of Out of the Shadows. Click here to read the newest updates.

New M. B. Weston Blogs!
I’ve done some overhauls in the blogosphere. First, I’ve changed my main author’s blog to It’s called To Elysia and Back Again. I’ve also added an M. B. Weston News blog and a baseball blog. (I blog so much about it anyway… Here is a list of my current blogs:

Stay Tuned For:

  • Updated book signings & speaking events. Keep checking here to see if I’ll be in your area!
  • A new fan club website!

Author Events
Writing Workshops at Barnes & Noble
Each Thursday night this October, I will be teaching a writing workshop at Barnes & Noble from 7:30 to 9:00 on these subjects:

  • Oct. 4th, Plot & Structure
  • Oct. 11th, Character Development
  • Oct. 18th, Sensory Details and Landscape
  • Oct. 25th, The Art of Storytelling

Book Signings:

  • Necronomicon: October 5-7, 2007. Necronomicon is a fantasy, gaming, sci-fi convention. I’ll be speaking on panels and signing books there all weekend.
  • I’ll also be holding book signings after my writing workshops at Barnes & Noble.

Young Writers of Naples
Join me and other high school students at Barnes & Noble from 10:00-12:00 on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This month, we are meeting on October 20th. Check out our blog at

Open Mike Night @ Barnes & Noble
Come join me at Open Mike Night at Barnes & Noble Naples on the 1st Tuesday night of each month! Bring your writing, your singing voice, or your instrument (or any combination of the 3), and let’s have some fun!

New Updates to Out of the Shadows Prologue

Hey everyone! I've just updated the prologue and first two chapters of Out of the Shadows: Book II of the Elysian Chronicles on my website,

Check it out here!


M. B. Weston to Speak at Corkscrew Elementary School

I've just confirmed that I will be speaking at Corkscrew Elementary School on Monday, November 5, 2007 and on Monday, November 19, 2007. On November 5th, I'll be speaking to the 5th grade classes, and I'll speak to the 4th grade classes on November 19th. The schedule and subject matter has not yet been confirmed.

Corkscrew Elementary was the first elementary school to allow me to speak, and I'm excited to speak to them again.

M. B. Weston's Events for the Week: Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2007

October 2, 2007, 7:00 to 9:00pm: Join me and actress Jillian Windham at Barnes & Noble in Naples, FL where they will be hosting the monthly Open Mike night.

October 4, 2007, 7:30 to 9:30pm: I'll be teaching the first of four writing workshops at Barnes & Noble, Naples, FL. In this workshop, we'll discuss Plot and Structure. Booksigning to follow.

October 5-7, 2007, All Day: I'm attending Necronomicon, a science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention in Tampa, FL where I will be on three panels and will be selling and signing my novel, A Prohecy Forgotten, all weekend.