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"The Fantastic Art of Michael Whelan"
I can't cover the topic of dragon art without mentioning Michael Whelan. He's been an amazing talent and influence in SF/Fantasy for decades. Here's the gallery on his web site. Please do check it out.
Whelan's greatest and most recognizable contribution has been through his book covers. Beginning in the late 1970s, he created images that defined many of our favorite series. Arthur C. Clark, Robert Heinlein, C. J. Cherryh, Steven King, Robin Hobb, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, Barbara Hambly, H. Beam Piper, and so many others, all owe part of their success to Whelan's outstanding work.
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"At the WLA conference last night, not even planning it, I sold a book! Yay for librarians! Great to see Mary Farrell and Claire Murphy, too."
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I'm in the midst of a self-publishing project. Aunt Ursula's Atlas is Lucy D. Ford collection of 11 short stories. Possible release in May or June.
My current work in progress is a sequel to The Seven Exalted Orders.