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!

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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About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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