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The Dragon Tempest Blog Tour: Featuring Randall Lemon

Today I am featuring Randall Lemon, the author of The Tears of Regas in The Dragon Tempest Anthology.

Randall Lemon Pic B&WAlthough Randall’s driver license says he lives in northern Indiana, he has actually lived in the vivid landscape of his imagination for most of his life. He has lived out these fantasies as an actor and director in numerous theatrical productions. He taught in English, Speech and Theater bringing the love of literature to countless students over a thirty-four year career. He was a world class role player for many years and at one time was ranked number 1 in the world and was never ranked below third in the world in all that time.

Randall did some writing for various magazines early in his career but put all that on hold while teaching, getting married and raising a family. Now Randall has returned to writing. Since December, 2013, he has had one shared novel (Gryffon Master: Curse of the Lich King) and nineteen short stories published in fourteen separate anthologies. He is enjoying himself immensely and hopes that his stories will bring a sense of joy to those who read them.

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The Dragon TempestAbout Dragon Tempest

The Dragon Tempest offers a collection of short stories in a variety of fantasy genres, including dark, light, adventure, and epic. Creatures from all worlds abound: dragons, angels, centaurs, witches, gods and goddesses, and those lurking below the water’s surface. Whether you’re moved by tales of battle and bloodshed, suspense, humor, or enlightenment, The Dragon Tempest will leave you craving more from each author. Such a diversity of great fantasy tales to enjoy will leave no room for disappointment.

Judges

Allison D. Reid
KJ Hawkins
D.B. Mauldin
Joshua Robertson

1st Place Winners

Christine King
Katie Roxberry
Winter Bayne
Jane Dougherty
Wilson F. Engel, III

2nd Place Winners

Christine Haggerty
Randall Lemon
Deborah Jean Anderson
J. Abram Barneck
Louise Findlay

3rd Place Winners

Samuel Milner
Karen Brown

Randall contributed Tears of Regas in The Dragon Tempest

Being a god isn’t all that easy and it certainly can be far less than fun. Regas has lost his mentor and only real friend recently. This left him feeling oddly lonely. Why oddly, you might ask? Because Regas was the god of solitude one might think that he would be content in his loneliness, but you would be wrong.

Now Regas has decided to find a companion by taking a human and granting her the divine spark. But even the best laid plans of mice and gods oft go astray.

More about Randall

Randall took a sabbatical from writing and that period of rest lasted almost three decades.  At one time Randall was a regular fixture of the role playing community.  He was one of the top ranked players from the inception to the end of the RPGA ranking system.  He also served as a high ranking tournament judge, marshal and coordinator of various events at Gen Con and other gaming conventions.  During that time, he was a frequent contributor to Polyhedron magazine perhaps best remembered for the creation of one of the most beloved establishments in the Living City, “Embrol Sludge’s Eatery and Seashell Shoppe.”  Along with a co-author he created the adventure known as “Eye of the Leviathan.” Randall also wrote articles for Video Review Magazine and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.

Hailing from Northwest Indiana just across the line from Chicago, Randall graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree.  While at Purdue he was a winner of the prestigious Purdue Literary Awards contest.  He then received his Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and did some work toward the PhD at the University of Illinois.  He taught high school for thirty-four years, has two children and a wife, all of whom he loves dearly.

Now Randall has returned to writing.  This time he is concentrating on flash fiction and short stories.  “The Treasure of Freedom” is Randall’s first endeavor with A Good Tale and he looks forward to many more.  Recent publications by Randall include the round-robin novel, Gryffon Master:  Curse of the Lich King, the story, “A Mouser, a Keg of Rum and a Gunnery Mate” in the Anthology, World of Pirates and Randall’s story, “Mercy Killing” in an anthology called Lava Storm:  In the Neighborhood.  He also has two stories each in the anthologies, Dangerous Days and Aspiring Writers 2013.

Randall will have some of his short fiction showcased in a number of anthologies scheduled to come out in 2014 or 2015 and is currently working on a solo attempt at a fantasy novel.

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