Good news, everyone!


Rich Steeves, a Legionnaire of long standing, has gotten his very first novel published! Woo-hoo!


Here's what his publisher, Seven Realms Publishing, has to say:




Book One of the Misty Johnson series

"When you’ve been around as long as I have, you’ve done just about  everything at least twice.”

Centuries ago, Misty Johnson, Supernatural, er, Dick, was cursed with near  immortality when a black magic spell she and a friend were casting backfired … and  the supernatural realm has regretted it ever since. A near millennium full of battling  paranormal nasties, saving helpless victims, and trying to stay up with the latest  cultural niceties, Misty has put her experiences to good use. With the help of her  trusty partner, Dru Chance, the two take on the magical underbelly of Washington  D.C. as they investigate crimes that no one else can handle.

From shady Senators to sneaky shape shifters, from a ninja made of clay to a  vampire afraid of his own shadow … Misty Johnson navigates the nation’s capital, all  the while seeking to uncover the truth for her clients -- and for herself. An unnatural  life span. A timeless mission. A woman like no other. Just don’t call her a detective.

ISBN # 978-0-9826099-4-1


Isn't that terrific? Let's help Rich get off to a good start: If I get at least three Legionnaires to agree to buy and review the book, we'll set up a separate Capitol Hell discussion area. (That way, his publisher has only place to go for those little quotes on the back of the book!) Who's game? Sound off, Legionnaires!




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Comment by Lumbering Jack (M'odd-R8-Tr) on February 21, 2011 at 7:09am
Congratulations, Rich!
Comment by Jeff of Earth-J on February 21, 2011 at 8:10am
Let me be the first second to say, "Congratulations, Rich!"
Comment by ClarkKent_DC on February 21, 2011 at 9:11am
Let me be the first second THIRD to say, "Congratulations, Rich!"
Comment by Rich Steeves on February 21, 2011 at 9:18am
Thanks for the support, and thanks for the publicity, Cap.  Hope you all enjoy the book!
Comment by Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) on February 21, 2011 at 10:05am
Congratulations Rich! That's great!!
Comment by Mr. Silver Age on February 21, 2011 at 4:43pm
Very cool, Rich! I'm a big fan of the Harry Dresden books, especially as I live in Chicago, and I can see that Washington offers a lot of choice opportunities for evil doing, supernatural or otherwise. I will check it out.

BTW, is it just me, or does there seem to be a note of surprise and wonderment in the title of this blog?

-- MSA
Comment by Rich Steeves on February 21, 2011 at 5:04pm

Mr. Silver Age: First, I want to say that I hope my book isn't Mopee worthy!  2nd- Jim Butcher was a big influence on me (I got to meet him at the New  York Comic Con last year, which was very cool).  Having lived in DC for 5 years, I wrote what I knew, but I also felt it was a rich setting for contemporary urban fantasy.


And, I didn't catch that tone in the thread title, but perhaps Cap underestimates the Legion of Superfluous Heroes? ;)

Comment by Captain Comics on February 22, 2011 at 3:24pm

No wonderment at all; just a variation on "local boy makes good," a virtual genre in newspaper stories. Editor: "What's your story?" Reporter: "It's a 'local boy makes good' story." "It's a man-bites-dog story." "It's a thumbsucker." And so on.

Comment by Rich Steeves on February 22, 2011 at 3:27pm
Hm, there is a 'man-bites-dog' element in my book's sequel...
Comment by Emerkeith Davyjack on February 22, 2011 at 5:05pm
...He said " dick " , huh huh huh...........


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