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Posted by Michael O'Brien on 26th Aug 2015

Thursday, August 27 2015 – For immediate release

As part of its new restructuring, the iconic game and fiction publishing company Chaosium has appointed award-winning editor James Lowder as its Consulting Editor for Fiction.

Lowder, the recipient of five Origins Awards and an ENnie Award, has also been a finalist for the International Horror Guild Award and the Stoker Award. He has extensive experience directing novel lines and series for both large and small publishing houses.

Chaosium President Rick Meints said, “We are delighted to have James on the team. His strong and long-standing advocacy for creators is one of his greatest strengths. He knows how to put together a balanced contract and guide projects from start to finish, to the satisfaction of everyone involved.”

Meints said Lowder’s first order of the day is to help resolve any outstanding issues with writers’ organizations, and authors, editors and artists. He is also working closely with the Chaosium creative team planning and commissioning a schedule of new fiction releases, in both print and e-book formats.

A member of the Horror Writers of America (HWA) and Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), Lowder served as executive editor for Green Knight’s Pendragon book line and as line editor for TSR’s Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft, and Dark Sun fiction releases. He has also helmed more than a dozen critically acclaimed anthologies, most recently the Chaosium release Madness on the Orient Express, and is the author of bestselling fantasy fiction, RPG material and comics.

“Chaosium has published a lot of terrific Mythos and dark fantasy fiction over the past twenty years. I know because I’ve been a loyal reader since the first Robert M. Price anthology the company released back in 1993,” said Lowder. “I look forward to working with Greg (Stafford), Sandy (Petersen) and the new management team, as well as the many talented people who have contributed to the line.”

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