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Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Steven Oliverez ()
Date: July 04, 2005 04:43PM

My name is Steven Oliverez and I've spent the past 24 years in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. I grew up in the Herndon/Reston area and recently moved to Ashburn.

This past month I published a fantasy novel titled "The Elder Staves," which is now available on amazon.com and bn.com (as well as several other online retailers)

The Elder Staves is a sci-fi/fantasy adventure set in a world of magic and skyscrapers where technology and magic exist together in an escalating struggle for dominance. The Mage-Elders of the city of Tyr are faced with an industrial revolution that is crippling their power and prompting open rebellion. When two young nobles become entangled in a plot to overthrow the Elders, they learn that their efforts to survive through the night will be useless if they cannot stop the destruction of the city at the hands of a haunting, malevolent presence from Tyr's mystical past.

If you're interested in reading a book by a local author, go check out. The first chapter is available at www.stevenoliverez.com

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: July 04, 2005 04:45PM

Do I get karma +5 and sexuality +10 for reading your novel?

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Economist ()
Date: July 04, 2005 04:55PM

Neat. Sounds like the next Harry Potter thing or whatever . I'm guessing you cheef alot eh

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: July 04, 2005 05:21PM

so I am guessing it's actually sexuality -10 or so by the time I am done

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: July 04, 2005 06:30PM

Is it available on #Bookz?

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: July 04, 2005 07:08PM

just as soon as I can get my document scanner working

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: July 07, 2005 07:28AM

rstidman,
turns out it gives money -10 and life -(page reading speed * 224). damn that book.


...
writing a book is impressive but it doesn't appear to be a genre that anyone hear cares to read.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: dlee ()
Date: July 15, 2005 11:16AM

Hey, that sounds pretty cool. I'll check it out.

I do a bit of freelancing and belong to a writing group in Fairfax. It's good to see local authors doing well.

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Somebody ()
Date: July 15, 2005 12:21PM

I've read it.
(I play kickball with Steven's girlfriend.)
Its good.

Steven,
Are you going to write a sequel?

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: MrDoctor ()
Date: July 15, 2005 02:44PM

hey i wanna [play kickball with Stevens gf too

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: July 15, 2005 08:17PM

Fine you play kickball with her, and I'll play with her while she's showering up.

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Steven Oliverez ()
Date: July 16, 2005 02:18AM

Somebody Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I've read it.
> (I play kickball with Steven's girlfriend.)
> Its good.
>
> Steven,
> Are you going to write a sequel?
>

Hopefully I'll start sooner rather than later.

And congrats again on your season!

I'm assuming the +5 remarks are D&D related. No, there are no +6 Daggers of Ogre Slaying in 'The Elder Staves.' No elves or dwarves or all that other stuff either. Check out the website, it has a lot more info ( http://www.stevenoliverez.com ).


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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Steven Oliverez ()
Date: August 24, 2005 11:16PM

There's also an interview up at:

http://www.fantasybookspot.com/?q=node/view/237

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: fan boy ()
Date: January 24, 2013 10:13PM

when is the movie coming out?

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Nomovue ()
Date: January 24, 2013 10:16PM

When is the author coming out?

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: January 25, 2013 09:36PM

Congratulations, the reviews on Amazon are very good. I'm not into the fantasy genre but I wish you further success.

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: WAKA Fan ()
Date: January 26, 2013 03:29AM

Is "playing kickball" a new euphemism for some other activity?

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: Mr. X ()
Date: January 26, 2013 08:01AM

I like that a self published book is now defined as "success". At least there are only 3,224,000 more popular books on Amazon. Hope the boxes full of fantasy novels in your basement haven't set you back too far.

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Re: Local Author Publishes First Book
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: January 26, 2013 08:24AM

Well, you don't see Hemmingway on community message boards begging for attention.

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