On the first of April one year (not sure which, but no later than 2002) I set up an April Fool's gag where the front page of my website was hijacked by cyberspace revolutionaries. By modern standards it's pretty primitive, and cyber-terrorism doesn't seem as funny now as it did then, but I've kept it around out of sentiment.
Here it is...
Welcome to The Misenchanted Page, the website of fantasy and science fiction author Lawrence Watt-Evans.
For a quick summary of the latest news about my writing, see below. If you're strictly an Ethshar fan, then you can visit the portion of the Misenchanted Page devoted exclusively to The World of Ethshar. You can leave me a message in the Guestbook, or read a few of my musings in my Weblog. For everything else, check out the Main Page.
Some non-writing news: The webhost I've used for more than twenty years is shutting down, so I've relocated everything. This means new e-mail addresses, but the URLs are all the same. The Guestbook did not make the transition, nor did the newsgroup/bulletin board on the "Discussion" page, but my various blogs all did, so stop by and comment.
I have launched a Patreon page where I'll be posting whatever comes to hand for my patrons, with a minimum pledge of $1.00 per month. I've promised to add at least two items a month, at least one of which will be a short story. So far, I've posted several short stories -- some previously unpublished, some just obscure -- several maps, a couple of covers, story ideas and fragments that never got finished, etc., all visible only to patrons. I expect patrons will also get advance e-books of new novels, when there are any.
Wildside is offering a free sampler of my work. Not sure for how long.
For the first time, Misenchanted Press has published non-fiction -- my sister's obsessively-researched, lavishly-illustrated history of social dance in Lowell, Massachusetts.
My daughter Kyrith is now doing a webcomic called Misguided Light. Check it out!
I occasionally send out e-mail notices called the Misenchanted Newsletter, updating the latest news on my publications. I've promised these will appear no more than once a week unless there are urgent corrections needed; it usually seems to run once or twice a month when there's no serial in progress, weekly if there are serial updates to report. E-mail me if you'd like to sign up for it.
In addition to the fairly concise reporting of writing news in the regular edition, I also now offer an occasional "chatty version," with more personal commentary, that you can also subscribe to. The chatty version comes out much less often.
If you decide you don't like either one, you can always unsubscribe; I have no interest in antagonizing readers by sending them things they don't want.
If you've signed up for the newsletter and haven't received it, please e-mail me and let me know! Issue #112 went out January 21st.