Friday, July 13, 2007


Well, I finally got to meet Christian Fantasy author, Wayne Thomas Batson, of the wonderful Door Within trilogy. Of course Wayne has been a great help to me, by reviewing my Chronicles of Soone novel and referring me to his agent, Gregg Wooding. Since that time, The Chronicles of Soone: The Rise of Lucin has been represented by Mr. Wooding and just recently shopped around at the International Christian Retailers Show in Atlanta to major Christian publishers. If not for Wayne, the book and series may not have gotten much of a chance. It can be hard to get a foot in the door in the publishing business. I found him to a terrific guy and he also introduced me to his cohorts on the Fantasy Four book tour, currently making its way around the southeast: Sharon Hinck, Christopher Hopper and Bryan Davis...all very friendly.

Stay tuned as we hope to hear good news about my agent's meetings with publishers regarding The Chronicles of Soone!


Justin B. said...

Awesome! When I get the money, I'm hoping to purchase your books, they sound really interesting!!

WayneThomasBatson said...

I SO hope Bethany takes you on. We need some good SciFi. People need to be reminded of where God-given imagination can take us.

James Somers said...

Thanks Justin and Wayne. I'm certainly hoping things work out with BETHANY as well. Having an open door for my work would be a dream come true!