Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Colorado Author -- Warren Hammond

I discovered Warren Hammond at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference when I picked up one of his books in the bookseller's room, thought the story line and main character (Juno Mozambe) were intriguing, and bought copies of both Kop and Ex-Kop.

Here's a quote from the publisher's synopsis of Kop:

"Juno is a dirty cop with a difficult past and an uncertain future. When his family and thousands of others emigrated to the colony world of Lagarto, they were promised a bright future on a planet with a booming economy. But before the colonists arrived, everything changed. An opportunistic Earth-based company developed a way to produce a cheaper version of Lagarto’s main export, thus effectively paupering the planet and all its inhabitants. Growing up on post-boom Lagarto, Juno is but one of the many who live in despair."

One of many interviews and reviews on the web, Dark Wolf's Fantasy Review of Kop from September 16th, 2009 seems the most recent.

I'm eager to read about this dark fantasy world and its gritty hero...as soon as I finish the two library books I picked up last week. But more about that on Thursday.

Check back tomorrow for your second chance to enter the drawing for a signed copy of The Desert Hedge Murders. I'm going to make it so easy for you (and even add a bonus).


Sylvia Dickey Smith said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I'll pick up a copy, too.

Peg Brantley said...

Kudos, Patricia for spotlighting Colorado authors. And thanks for the headsup via Twitter.

Posted at 4 AM? Oh, my.

Helen Ginger said...

Sounds interesting. A whole colony arriving with high hopes for the future, only to have their dreams killed before they can be realized. And it makes me wonder what role this cop will play in the story.

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Elspeth Antonelli said...

Colorado seems to be filled with authors - is there something in that fresh mountain air? Another interesting book...


Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Sylvia -- I'm looking forward to reading kop real soon. I'm starting to get into more fantasy and sci fi (but still don't like vampires).

Peg, good to see you here. I'm having a lot of fun finding these Colorado authors. I started with the ones I know and am now searching for others with new releases. BTW, I don't really write and post at 4:00 AM. Blogger allows me to create the post before I go to bed and just schedule it for a 4:00 AM release -- that way I try to catch the early morning blog-hoppers.

Hi Helen -- I'll post notes about my recent reads after I've read kop -- I don't like to write complete reviews, but I can always report the books I like and why I liked them.

Good morning, Elspeth. I don't know what it is, but it seems to be working for writers and for Colorado. I sure do love it here.

Galen Kindley--Author said...

So, I’m telling you, Patricia, there is some kind of super writer molecule at work in the Colorado water. Gotta be.

Best Regards, Galen

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Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love books where I'm forced to pull for an unconventional protagonist (or even a bad guy.) There aren't too many of them out there, but this one sounds like it might fit the bill...

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Enid Wilson said...

I love sci fi and fantasy, take my mind off to another world and this seems an interesting book, colonists and more. Thanks for the heads up.

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