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Andrew Q Gordon

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Andrew Q Gordon last won the day on September 20 2015

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About Andrew Q Gordon

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    The Author formerly known as "Q"

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    Male
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    Gay
  • Location
    Maryland, Inside the beltway
  • Interests
    Soccer, baseball, comic books, coffee, and of course 'lil q.

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  1. Everyday I write 'lil q a note to put in her lunch box.  Today she wrote me one. :heart:

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    1. Valkyrie

      Valkyrie

      :wub: Awww... so sweet 

  2. Hell hath frozen over. They finally got me to accept an office cell phone.  :/ 

     

    1. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      Another tether to the job...

    2. Andrew Q Gordon

      Andrew Q Gordon

      Sorta, but not really. I'm locking it in my desk at the end of each day. It shall never see the inside of my home.  In truth it will make me less accessible because I won't be giving out my personal number to the cops anymore so when they call it will go to voice mail :P 

       

    3. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      Sounds like a plan.

  3. Andrew Q Gordon

    Race Day

    'lil q's first race. Yeah, I know she's gotten big.
  4.  

    Hemingway once said, "Before you fail, try." So with that as my inspiration, I'm going to try today!.:wizard:

    1. Valkyrie

      Valkyrie

      Best wishes for success :) 

    2. SolarMaxx

      SolarMaxx

      The only defeat is surrender. I really admire your persistence! 

  5. Andrew Q Gordon

    Weekly Wrap Up (Oct 8 - Oct 14)

    Have a great time at GRL. Sorry I won't get to meet you in person (GRL is not my target audience I found after going 3 years ago), but I know you'll have fun!. Pictures maybe?
  6. Andrew Q Gordon

    GA's Newest Signature Author: AC Benus

    Congrats! Well deserved.
  7. Today marked my semi coming out of Classic status (No I'm keeping that for now). I wrote a short story A Closed Door, for a publisher that has since closed shop and returned my rights. Rather than shop it to a new publisher or *shutter* try to self publish it, I gave it to GA for their Premium Section. Today and for the next three weeks you can read it in the Premium Section of GA.  As for that semi retired status - well.... 

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    2. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      Helping hands in the best sense work both ways.

    3. Wicked Witch

      Wicked Witch

      Only three weeks? Aww. 
      But very nice of you to give back to GA. :)

    4. Andrew Q Gordon

      Andrew Q Gordon

      Fingers crossed, my plan is to submit to the anthology this year (and beyond)

       

       

  8. :/  That feeling you get when you finished the end of what's posted and realize something you could read all night isn't finished and the author disappeared six years ago with finishing the story. 

     

    1. Valkyrie

      Valkyrie

      I hate it when that happens. :(

    2. Wicked Witch

      Wicked Witch

      Oh I know that feeling. :( I then have to find something else to read or else be driven mad by now having an ending.

    3. Wicked Witch

      Wicked Witch

      Not*  Whoops typo.

  9. Andrew Q Gordon

    Story Category Clean Up

    Wow, things sure have changed!. Thanks for all the work you do. As one who has benefitted greatly from the opportunity GA provides, I appreciate all the work you've done and do that much more. Andrew
  10. My latest book, Child of Night and Day, is up for book of the month on the Love Bytes review blog. If you get a chance, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could vote for it.

    http://lovebytesreviews.com/2017/05/06/april-2017-book-of-the-month-poll/

    1. Wicked Witch

      Wicked Witch

      Dropped off a vote. Well deserved.

    2. Andrew Q Gordon

      Andrew Q Gordon

      Thanks so much!

       

    3. Wicked Witch

      Wicked Witch

      Most welcome. I love your books so very much; high fantasy with LGBT characters? Such a wonderful combo. Though your writing would stand on its own merit as a wonderful high fantasy series without the added bonus of LGBT characters.

  11. I came to GA about eight years ago. (It's hard to believe it's been that long, but then my daughter is almost six, so yes, it is that long ago.) When I joined I had no writing experience, and as much as I hoped to get published one day, I didn't think it would happen. I enjoyed writing and the readers seemed to enjoy my stories, so it was a good fit. In the back of my mind, however, I still had the goal of being a published fantasy author one day. One of the least recognized attributed of GA is how nurturing Myr and the others are with new and just starting writers. They provide us with a platform to test the waters. More, they help build our confidence. Myr not only bought Chosen of Honorus the first book in the Champion of the Gods series, he also agreed to let me shop it around to publishers. DSP Publication purchased the book and renamed it The Last Grand Master in 2012. Since then they've published three more books in the series. As I work on Book five, the last in the series, I look back on where it all began. Fittingly, Chosen of Honorus was the April Classic Author of the Month selection. Publishing is not what I expected. Some of it is better than i anticipated, other parts are not as great as I expected. It is far more of a business than writing and posting on GA ever was, and that work takes a bit of the enjoyment out it. But I regret none of it. Seeing my books published was a dream of mine and with the help I received from the readers and admins at GA, I achieved that goal. For those who would like a free copy of The Last Grand Master my publisher allows me to give away eCopies in exchange for readers signing up for my monthly newsletter. You can claim your copy here: http://GAAQGNewsletter.getresponsepages.com It is available in all formats and as a special thank you, I'll send you another short story. There are a few emails over the first month, but after that, I typically only send out one newsletter a month, never more than two and those are few and far between. And last, I'll make a special offer to everyone on GA. I recently wrote a prequel to give away to everyone who purchased book 4 (Child of Night and Day.) It is not available for sale anywhere. But for anyone who leaves a review of The Last Grand Master on Amazon , I'll send you a free prequel, A Mother's Love, as a thank you. Just email at andrew@andrewqgordon.com with a link to the review (or tell you did it) and I'll send you the link to where you can download your free copy. (If you already left a review, email me and I'll send you a copy.) If you'd like further information about the series, you can check it out on my website: http://www.andrewqgordon.com/champion-of-the-gods/ There are video trailers for each book as well as 'fact sheets' for various aspects of the world, gods and people. Book 1: The Last Grand Master Book 2: The Eye and the Arm Book 3: Kings of Lore and Legend Book 4: Child of Night and Day If there is something you would like to learn more about, email me and I'll try to add some new content to the Series Page to answer your questions. Best regards, -AQG
  12. Andrew Q Gordon

    GA's Newest Signature Author: Aditus

    Congrats Sir!
  13. Andrew Q Gordon

    Forever and a Day

    Yes, it has been forever and a day since I added anything to the blog. I feel like one of those co-workers who leaves the office for a new job and promises on their mother's grave they'll stay in touch. Then you only see them when lightning strikes and you're in the same place at the same time and you swear once again you'll stay in touch, but in reality you know the demands of your job will never allow for it. That's a convoluted way of saying, sorry I've been so absent, but I've been crazy busy. That said, I need to say thank you to GA and Caz Pedroso for nominating Chosen of Honorus for story of the month. Chosen of Honorus was the precursor to The Last Grand Master - the first book in the Champion of the Gods series that DSP Publications is publishing. It was/is the book that jump started my publishing career. I owe a big debt to GA for taking a chance on me and giving me the confidence to push out into the wide literary world. There is a prequel to Chosen of Honorus - First Love - that is available on the DSP Publications site or you can find a link on my website. If you sign up for my monthly newsletter, there is a link in one of the welcome emails as well. If you want to sign up for my newsletter, you can use this link: http://GAAQGNewsletter.getresponsepages.com In addition, if you like Chosen of Honorus, there are now three more books in the series available from DSP Publication and the last book in the series will be released in 2018. Books 1-3 are also on sale now through the end of April. Here is a link to the sale page on my website: http://www.andrewqgordon.com/2017/03/champion-of-the-gods-sale-through-april-30-2017/ Despite what I said above about being the co-worker who left, sometimes a little jolt reminds you of what you're missing. In my case, I realize how much I miss the people I met here. I think if I have time to socialize with fans on Facebook and Twitter, I can use some of that time to come here once a day too. I'm going to do my best to do that. That said, the new set up is going to take me some time to get used to so if I miss your comments, you can always email me - Andrew@andrewqgordon.com. I'm usually very good at responding to emails. Thank you all again. It's humbling and flattering to realize people haven't forgotten you. It's a very good feeling. Best regards AQG PS In case you forgot what I look like or want to see a new picture of 'lil q (way more likely than wanting to see me) I'll post a few pictures in a few minutes. .
  14. Andrew Q Gordon

    April's Classic Author Feature:

    Thank you all for the kind words. I want to say a special thank you to Caz for nominating this and for being such a loyal fan. I'm trying to put a post together about this and I'll post it in the blog section soon(ish). For those who haven't read the free prequel, I'll include a link to in the blog post. I'm also going to give GA a copy of the other prequel that isn't being offered anywhere except to buyer of Book 4 (I can't give any of the other other books to GA as I don't own the rights to them, but I kept the rights to the prequels.) I'm not around near as much as I like, but publishing is like a hamster on a treadmill. Once you get started, there never seems to be a good place to end - short of walking away totally. But I'm working on that too. In the mean time I'll see about doing a few shorter items to keep my presence alive here. I do miss the people here. Without GA and the people I met here, I would never have had the gumption to try and get my work published. -AQG
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