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05/01/16 - The McSterlingShorts goes live!

R.L. is proud to announce the official launch of his new anthology, "The McSterlingShorts" Check it out here!

02/27/13 - The Screaming Codpiece goes live!

R.L. is proud to announce the official launch of his new novel, "The Screaming Codpiece" Check it out here!

11/23/09 - R.L. McSterlingthong's Store Launches!

R.L. is proud to announce the official launch of his new McSterlingstore. Check it out here!

7/01/09 - R.L. McSterlingthong's Tweets Here!

For those of you not on Twitter, you can now click this link to follow R.L.'s amazing Twitter novel via this website! Click here to view chapter 1 of the Twitter Novel!

6/09/09 - R.L. McSterlingthong Tweets!

Click this link to follow R.L.'s amazing Twitter novel! http://twitter.com/mcsterlingthong.

5/26/09 - R.L. McSterlingthong Tweets!

In his continuing quest to reach every single one of his adoring fans, RL McSterlingthong has announced that he will release his biggest novel to date through Twitter. The 1285 page epic "An Apprentice for Percy: How the Humble Wanderer Percy and his Incredible Menagerie of 1000 Moustaches Came Into the Employ of Her Majesty Queen Propesia the Ninth, Her Serene Highness, Empress of the 23rd Realm of Stuporia, Sovereign of the Grimdark Volgers, Lady of the Snodlands, Conqueror of the Leporids, Defender of the Twin Realms of Glux and Snemner, Duchess of Dungfall, Baroness of the Most Distinguished Order of the Fiery Marmoset, and Countess of the Nobel Order of the Glorious Abacus.” will be available exclusively to his Twitter followers beginning June 5th. Start following the biggest Twit on the Internet: RL McSterlingthong!

3/17/09 - R.L. Lands Editing Deal!

New York – Del-Tor Books announced this morning that they have just signed a six figure deal with their flagship author, R.L. McSterlingthong to act as the editor of a new anthology entitled "I am Fantasy." This stellar collection will feature a new masterwork by R.L. himself and will include a dozen other ground breaking tales woven by such renowned wordsmiths as M.C. Silverthorn, Jonathan Tinfloss, and S. Argent-Lanière. This amazing collection will be released in the fall of 2009. Look for it in a bookstore near you.

"We are proud to offer this brilliant collection that will bridge the gap between McSterlingthong and his worthy contemporaries." - Mary Lamstrong, Senior Editor Del-Tor Publishing.

2/25/09 - Sci-fi Channel Options "Sky Shark"

Hollywood -- The Sci-fi Channel announced today that they have optioned New York Times Best Selling Author, R.L. McSterlingthong's novel, "Sky Shark."

"This is exactly the type of non-sci-fi that the Sci-fi channel is looking for!" Rex Jaqaz, Vice President of Programing at the Sci-Fi Channel, stated at the press conference.

Jaqaz went on to laud McSterlingthong as one of the premier writers of our time, adding that the scribe brings a fresh creative perspective to the network at a time when  Science Fiction as a genre, and Hollywood in general have become stale and uninteresting. "Sky Shark" will begin shooting in Vancouver, BC, in June.

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1/23/09 - R.L. is proud to announce the forthcoming release of his latest novel in the Pillars of Gnarr series.

Unicorn Fall will be in bookstores soon! Visit R.L.'s Tales page for a sneak peak at the cover and to download a sample!

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Q: Dear R.L. I have written thirty-seven novels. Unlike you, however, none of them have been published. I know they don’t match your immeasurable genius but they’re pretty good. The trouble is, I can’t get publishers to look at them. I’ll never move out of my mother’s basement if I don’t sell at least one manuscript. Please, R.L., tell me the best way to find an editor or agent.

Sincerely, Mom’s Favorite

A: M.F.: To capture the attention of an editor or agent, you must beard him in his own lair: the writer’s conference or workshop. But beware; such a quest is not for the faint of heart. The biggest mistake aspiring authors make at these crucial events is failing to train for The Gauntlet. That $1500 registration didn’t just cover little name tags and the fees associated with renting that high school auditorium; ninjas and bumper cars don’t come cheap. Those who move through this brutal ritual and survive are granted a three-second audience with an editor or agent, so don’t waste time mastering your pain or staunching blood-flow. Have your two-word pitches prepared, people! I can’t stress that enough.

To help get your creative juices going, here are some successful pitches I have heard bandied about the Published Authors Social Club:

  • Stellar Debris
  • Geoduck Almighty
  • Lascivious Cheerleaders
  • Bronson Pinchot
  • President Crawdad


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