Just wanted to give everyone some quick book related news.

First off, if you’ve been following my Book III Word Counter to the right, you’ll notice I’m officially over my set goal of 100,000 words! Yeah–feels pretty good. That’s a lot of hours. This comes after a long break of not writing followed by a massive push inspired by numerous friends and many fans. I’m about two chapters away from completing the book at which point it will go off for cleaning to my Bookies and then to the publisher for final editing and internal design.

Secondly, I was just informed that The Lion Vrie has been nominated for the Pluto Award over at Yellow30scifi. I feel very fortunate to be one of the nominations as the Pluto Award is unlike any of the regular awards out there. The publisher or author cannot nominate it. Only the reviewers from Yellow30scifi submit the nominations so, it’s a real big honor that both Rise of The Dibor (last year) was nominated and Lion Vrie this year!

Lastly, for those of you wishing to meet some of the new authors on this fall’s Fantasy Fiction Tour, make sure to head on over to the website and read up on our new cast of characters. Everyone is taking turns posting bios, interviews, and answering peoples’ comments.



Jaime Snyder · 3 Jul ’08 at 11:06 pm

Hey CH…
Wanted to be the first to say Congrats on exceeding your goal and almost having the book done…I can’t wait! And also congrats on your nomination…you’re amazing and i’m glad I can say that I know you! Keep being amazing for God and write, write, write!

Shane Deal · 3 Jul ’08 at 11:15 pm

Totally sweet, uh, dude! (I still think of a certain Pixar character when I say or hear “sweet”)

Are you going to have any kind of release party?

Christian · 4 Jul ’08 at 1:03 pm

Yes! Yes! Yes! Praying for you as the finish line is in sight. Kudos, Christopher.

Mandee · 4 Jul ’08 at 1:49 pm

Congratulations!!!! So excited for you!!!! It feels good to reach your goal, I’m sure. I need to set a goal for my book, I like that idea.

Happy 4th, by the way!

Beth · 5 Jul ’08 at 12:01 am

So happy for you and for us. 🙂 I am looking forward to the last book, of course I have to finish the second one. And congrats on the nomination.
Hope your having a great holiday weekend!

Christopher Hopper · 5 Jul ’08 at 10:20 am

Man, thanks everyone! See what I mean? Your encouragement means a lot. On the home stretch…


mooney · 7 Jul ’08 at 11:04 pm

I’d really love to comment on this, but I should be writing.

– mooney

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