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Tor-Forge Picks Up The Seventh Sun

The Seventh Sun hits the big time.  Tor-Forge, an imprint of Macmillian Publishing, has picked up The Seventh Sun and its sequel, in a recent two-book hardcover deal.  The Seventh Sun will be released some time in the spring of 2016 and its sequel will be available about a year later.

The Printed Word is Dead
Is the Printed Word Dead?

Ink and paper is dead.  Long live the e-book.  Long dreaded by publishers and authors, the advent of the ebook continues.  But the printed word’s death rattle may not as soon as some think . . .

New Website Design is Live

The new official website is live.  Using Drupal & responsive theming, this site is "mobile-aware," viewable on any device, whether a tablet, computer, or smartphone.

Kindle Version of Contracting Now Available

The 4th edition of The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home now has a Kindle edition.  Contracting's full color format takes advantage of the Kindle Fire and iPad, allowing builders to access their copy while onsite.



Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical, day-to-day details of managing a construction project.

Exclusive!  Tor-Forge picks up the hardcover rights to The Seventh Sun and its sequel.  Coming in spring of 2017.

What They're Saying...

James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Eye of God: "Kent Lester's The Seventh Sun is a blockbuster in print.  Lester takes the best of Clive Cussler and Michael Crichton to carve out his own unique genre, one that left me breathless with awe.  Here is story told with exacting detail, with a ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity and immediacy, all wrapped in an exciting adventure that travels the globe at breakneck speeds.  This novel marks the debut of a stunning new talent.  I can't wait to see what this author writes next!"

Douglas Preston:As for The Seventh Sun, these chapters seriously piqued my interest. The characters are real, the science is convincing and disturbing, and the pacing is excellent. I really liked the ominous, looming sense of disaster.  Dan Clifford, the expert in scientific prediction, could be a great series character. I think you have a winner.  Please feel free to use my comments when your agent submits the book.

Jon Land:Kent Lester's The Seventh Sun races from one climax to another with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance.  Evoking the best of Michael Crichton, Lester has fashioned a cautionary, prescient yarn that challenges us with facts splendidly woven into a fictional landscape.  Simply stated, the best end-of-the-world thriller since Lucifer's Hammer and The Stand.

Robert J. Bruss, Chicago Tribune: "The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home is the ultimate guidebook for do-it-yourselfers. The outline style keeps it moving at a fast pace so it doesn’t get bogged down with boring details, yet the text is so complete it answers most of the reader’s questions. On my scale of 1 to 10, this rates a solid 10.

Bill Demo, Library Journal:A workbook in the fullest sense, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home goes well beyond the crash courses in home building and words of encouragement of similar books.  An exhaustive work, recommended for public libraries serving knowledgeable amateur builders.