Below are links to Cool Stuff I use on a regular basis, and just enjoy browsing from time to time, along with anything else noteworthy:
Authors: Below is a list of some of my favorite authors, in no particular order, with links to their information online.
- David Farland
- Brandon Sanderson
- Patrick Rothfuss
- John Scalzi
- Ty Johnston
- Orson Scott Card
- Dan Wells
- Mary Robinette Kowal
- Howard Tayler
- Mindy McGinnis
- Covers by Christian: Christian Bentulan is fantastic to work with. I adore his artwork. Please check him out!
- Cover Design Directory: A great resource to begin searching for cover artists.
- Covers of Ivan Zann: Ivan has a nice portfolio. I was very fortunate to find a pre-made cover of his that worked great for my Blood is Thicker than Magic book.
Writing Advice/Tools: Various writing tools and resources I use on a regular basis and find useful:
- Writing Excuses Podcast
- Writer, Writer Pants on Fire
- My Story Doctor
- Writing Tips/Daily Kick in the Pants by David Farland
- Scrivener writing software
- Writers of the Future science fiction and fantasy writing competition
- National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
- The Business of Becoming an author
- (Special thanks to Amelia for pointing out this great resource and sharing it!)
Money-Saving Guide for Authors and Writers: (Special thanks to Hannah for sending this resource my way)
Just Plain Cool: Resources and things I enjoy that would be a sin not to share:
- Welcome to Nightvale Podcast (Youtube Channel)
- Geek & Sundry
- Number One Bagshot Row
- The Greatest Gaming Table Ever Built
Jay S. Willis at Brandon Sanderson Book Signing for A Memory of Light with Brandon Sanderson and Harriet MacDougal in January 2013.
Jay S. Willis with Patrick Rothfuss at Origins Gaming Con in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay S. Willis gaming in one of his favorite places to spend time.