Daniel (Danny) Lance Wright, Author

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Last Radiant Heart Debut

Last weekend, I debuted my new novel, “The Last Radiant Heart”, at a book signing at Hastings in Lubbock, Texas and the next day thirty miles down the road in Brownfield.

Two reasons for these two locations: Part of the setting and plot in LRH are near these two towns and, secondly, I grew up there. Both were successful and I want to thank everyone for caring enough to stop by, visit and buy my book.

I hope everyone within the scope of this blog will pick up a copy today. I invite you to go to where you’ll be able to read the first four chapters. I’m positive you’ll find it entertaining and invite your comments about it at .

Daniel (Danny) Lance Wright
Author of
"Paradise Flawed"/Dream Books LLC/2009
"Six Years' Worth"/Father's Press/2007
"The Last Radiant Heart"/Virtual Tales/August 2010
"Where Are You, Anne Bonny?"/Rogue Phoenix Press/ ebook available now 2010
“Trouble”, short story/CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology, Vol. IX

Monday, September 20, 2010

Press Release - "The Last Radiant Heart"


Now in Print & eBook: THE LAST RADIANT HEART by Texas Author Daniel Lance Wright

Vancouver, WA (USA) — September 17, 2010 — Virtual Tales, a privately held publisher of trade paperbacks, eBooks, and eSerials spanning a variety of fiction genres and styles, announced the paperback release of the science fiction novel THE LAST RADIANT HEART by Waco, Texas author Daniel Lance Wright. This enthralling time-travel novel tells the story of Jack Dane, a reporter who would have preferred insanity to the truth about his family. But the unwanted power within him can be invoked whether he wills it or not, and will take him and his friends on a paranormal adventure that will shatter his ability to believe.

Ask for THE LAST RADIANT HEART at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Virtual Tales website,, Barnes & Noble and many other outlets. It is available in most eBook formats through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Books on Board, Diesel eBooks, eBookMall,, FictionWise, the iBookstore, Mobipocket, Powells, Kobe (ShortCovers), the Sony Reader Store, Virtual Tales, Waterstones, WHSmith and many other outlets worldwide. It is also available as an eSerial exclusively through the Virtual Tales website. Interested readers can view the first four chapters of THE LAST RADIANT HEART for free by visiting the Virtual Tales website, or by sending an empty email to


Genre: Science Fiction


Paperback: 218 pages



Library of Congress Control Number: 2010935467

Retail Price: $13.95 USD


ISBN-13: 978-1-935460-40-4

ISBN-10: 1-935460-40-4

Price: $6.95 USD

Virtual Tales is a privately held partnership founded in 2006 to publish original works of general and genre fiction in multiple formats, including print, eBooks and eSerials. Trade paperbacks are available through, Barnes & Noble and other outlets throughout the world. eBooks are offered in a variety of formats, including ePub, MobiPocket, Microsoft Reader, Amazon/Kindle and Adobe Acrobat. eSerials are delivered through email as Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files suitable for reading on a PC, Mac, PDA, eReader, mobile phone and other devices. Virtual Tales is based in Vancouver, Washington, just north of Portland, Oregon on the west coast of the United States.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

No Time For Negativity

I’ve given considerable thought to the sequel for a novel that, itself, remains unpublished as of this writing. That creates an interesting conundrum: How much effort and thought time do I invest in such an endeavor before the first one finds a publisher that will take it on?

This is where I could allow negativity to cloud my forward thinking on the matter. The questions are like buzzing mosquitoes around my ears. I keep swatting them away, but they keep coming back: What if the first one is never published? Will I have wasted weeks and months? Will a sequel be the equivalent of pouring good time after bad?

No matter how upbeat and positive one may be, I think it’s impossible to prevent such questions from assaulting the creative process, maybe even stopping it altogether.

I once heard a wonderful line by an Italian actor in a ‘70s vintage movie called “The Gumball Rally”. He was sitting in the passenger side of a sports car and offering instructions to the driver on how to win. As he spoke, the driver began adjusting the rearview mirror. The Italian fellow abruptly stopped talking and broke the rearview mirror from its bracket and tossed it out of the car. He then said, “You wanta to winna the race? Then you no worry what is behind you.”

I believe this to be perfectly applicable to writing novels. If the desire to write something is strong enough to consume ample thought time, then all the negative thoughts in the world shouldn’t matter. Just do it!

You want to win? Then don’t look back. Forge ahead. The quality of your work will be evident when you act on the fire within you to write it and not cave to pessimistic perceptions that may or may not be valid.

This is as much to reinforce my own resolve as it is advice.

Daniel (Danny) Lance Wright
Author of
"Paradise Flawed"/Dream Books LLC/2009
"Six Years' Worth"/Father's Press/2007
"The Last Radiant Heart"/Virtual Tales/August 2010
"Where Are You, Anne Bonny?"/Rogue Phoenix Press/ ebook available now 2010
“Trouble”, short story/CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology, Vol. IX

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just Bragging

SANTA FE, NM – Danny Wright, from China Springs, Texas, has won an honorable mention from the CrossTIME Short Science Fiction Contest. His story, “Trouble”, will be featured, along with stories from fourteen other authors, in the CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology, Vol. IX.

Wright is a native Texan freelance writer and novelist. He has published three novels (Six Years’ Worth, Paradise Flawed, and The Last Radiant Heart) and one eBook (Where Are You, Anne Bonny? ), and is in contract negotiations for another title.

“Having spent the first nineteen years of my life on a South Plains cotton farm and the next thirty-two in the television industry,” says Wright, “I’ve seen the world from two distinctly different angles. This divergent perspective on the world helps add depth when bringing together characters from different backgrounds.”

The CrossTIME anthologies feature science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy stories of under 7,500 words that demonstrate the best of the human spirit. This year’s submissions were received from around the globe.

Friday, September 10, 2010


To anyone within the listening area of 89.5 FM in Weatherford, Texas, tune in tomorrow morning (Sat. 9/11) for the program "Books 'N' Authors, hosted by Linda Blackwell of Weatherford College. I'll be visiting with her about my latest release "The Last Radiant Heart" and whatever other topics she wants to discuss.

It should be interesting and I know it'll be fun for me.