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Posts Tagged "The Shadowed Path"

First Edition Trade Paperback of The Shadowed Path now available!

»Posted by on Oct 21, 2011 in Blog | 26 comments

Click the link below or to the right to view the print version of my debut novel.


This is a 6″x9″ Trade Paperback First Edition

To celebrate the release of the First Edition Trade Paperback of my debut novel I’m giving copies away at Goodreads!

This will be the first of several promotions coming up within the next month, so take advantage of it, it’s completely free to enter and.

If you win, all I ask is that you write a short review of the book and post it online.



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My first novel is available to buy!!

»Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

So while I trundle through the morass that is the kindle direct publishing experience, the incredibly user-friendly Smashwords has my book, The Shadowed Path, ready for purchase. You can find it here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/90405

And you can read a sample for free to see whether you’d enjoy the rest of it or not. I plan on putting a sample up on my website soon too, but for now you can just get it from Smashwords.

And, if you want to buy it DONT!!! At least not until you’ve used this coupon number to get 20% off the list price!!

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Cartographical evisceration

»Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Blog | 9 comments

So, a day later, about four hours worth of learning curve, and a paper cut (second only to hard plastic wrapping in deadliness) and my map is finally done! Well, I say done… what I mean is it’s good enough until (read if ever) I have the wherewithal, time and money to invest in a professional artist to make one up. But I gotta say I’m happy with the result. I’ve done two versions, one with a plain background that will go in the print edition of the novel and the other on parchment that will go on the website here. I’m just a bit worried the dimensions might not be right for the print edition and some of the fonts too small… we’ll see.

Following the web-guide I linked to in the last post (very helpful),

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To map, or not to map…

»Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in The Shadowed Path | 0 comments

I love fantasy, love writing it, love reading it, love playing it (not that I have time for that much these days). It’s a very visual experience for me, whether the visuals are imagined or watchable or tangible, being able to picture the surreal situations and step outside of reality for a while is as much a part of reading fantasy and sci-fi as engaging with the plot and characters.

So… while I’m putting the finishing touches on my plan for global domination I’ wondering whether I should make a map for my fantasy book or not. Firstly, it’ll be fun to do, I love anything artistic. Secondly, I already have a rough draft in the back page of the proof copy of my novel just to make sure cities and points of interest don’t decide to emigrate to more scenic locations. Thirdly, I always like it when a fantasy novel has a map included, and some (Martin, Tolkien, Jordan etc etc) really need them. So yes, I think I’m going to give it a try. It won’t be included

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