Bonus Content: Reasons for Vengeance!

So another week of toiling behind the keyboard at various writing projects, not the least of which was The Curse of the Goddess and a sneaky little side project called Reasons for Vengeance, a Grim-dark Fantasy. First off - Curse of the Goddess has had its ending...

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Why, you ask…?

Wow, the finale of book 3: Curse of the Goddess is a gargantuan clash, littered with epic confrontations, and awash with titanic struggles! As books go, it’s really dark, certainly the darkest I have personally written. It is said, however, that it is always darkest...

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Inspiration can come from anywhere…

It’s that time of week again where you get to read another newsletter of interest and opinion, and I get to pontificate and opine as if the musings of a man who writes make-believe for a living, carry any reasonable weight! Firstly, book progress; Bad Medicine...

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Court of Fey

Book 2, Book 2, Book 2! Court of Fey is coming! In anticipation of screaming Banzai, raising a thousand victories, and punching excitedly in the air, let me first acknowledge the Japanese adage 'Dan dan jouzu ni natte kuru yo!' - You get better as time goes...

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Which side are you on?

There are loads of things that are awesome about being an author. I get to work from home and I don’t need to justify it to my boss, because, well, that’s me. Also, I get to work my own hours and that basically means I work way more than I ever did in the past,...

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But seriously…why?

So, by the time you get this, Court of Fey (for the newcomers, that's book two in the series) will be completely edited, and in the layout process for publishing. I expect that it will be released over the next two or three weeks, along with an AWESOME and special...

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Are you ready for Book Two?

Wowsers, what a week! I finally finished the edits on Book 2 - Court of Fey, landed the new cover for Bad Medicine (see the in-post image, isn't it grand?), excited to have gotten it all going along with some cool ad campaigns and promos. Also, I finished off a truly...

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Where in the world is Robert Kirk??

Welcome to the Blog.... We all know I’m a history guy, so you need to cut me some slack when I wax lyrical about the lessons of history; the synchronicity of events that string together to form a rope that ends up looping a noose around the neck of some evil tyrant,...

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Have you heard of the Cradle Series?

So…another week flies by at the speed of light…as you get older, weeks get shorter, beards get longer and naps become an essential part of a social schedule! I read the other day that the defining line between chlidhood and adulthood is the fundamental approach to...

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Animated vs Live Action… what’s your take?

Another Newsletter looms, and here I sit, typing away, Bulldog snoring like a lumberjack, Great Dane licking her leg like it's the apocalypse outside and she’s got the very last piece of KFC. Some good news is that I am 38000 words through book three in the Rules of...

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Alternate history, anyone?

So this week, I get to pose a longtime held theory of mine… It’s my blog, so I suppose I get the right, as long as its interesting (I think it is) and related to fantasy (I think it is). So here we go… It is no longer a disputed fact that humanity moved through...

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The forgotten Second Battle of Thermopylae

As we all know, I love history; I have a degree in ancient history and apart from that, I read historical material often because I find it so damn interesting! After all, the best stories often live in our past... So there I am doing research for the third book in the...

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More from Methusela…

After a hiatus while I dropped some travel and training news on you, the inimitable Methuselah Jackson is hustling for a return! In the following excerpt, he talks more about the rules of magic, more specifically, the categories that magic can fall into. Enjoy!...

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Ghent; inspiration takes hold!

My first book promotion went off and I'm happy to say my Amazon sales ranking is climbing! Things are gaining a wonderful momentum too; I have an editorial review coming, arranged a promotional review to help land book two (Learning all the lessons from sending out...

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Why Ghent, specifically?

The trip there was pretty interesting... I first had to fly there via Dubai where I got to buy coffee at four times the price I pay at home, and then fly onto Brussels. On my flight to Dubai, I got hit on by a drunken blonde lady, less than 5 feet tall, but what she...

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Ghent… setting the scene for Book one, Bad Medicine

As mentioned in a previous post, I took another trip into the semi-unknowns of the grey and brown cobbled jungle of Ghent...where cars rush through streets two sizes too small, while dodging bicycles who circle around trams like Remora fish caught in the wake of a...

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The Detour Continues…

As mentioned last week, we've put a small pause on reviewing the Real History of the World with Methuselah Jackson due to my travels in Ghent. Firstly for martial arts training, and secondly because adventures are the breeding ground for characters and stories! I'm a...

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Cartographer’s unit!

So, this week’s blog post includes a Map...  and who doesn’t love an epic, old-fashioned map?  Pirate treasure, long-lost cities of gold, and the birthplace of dragons; maps are the key to adventure – if you’re an Avatar on a flying bison, a Straw-hat pirate crew...

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The Tufhaatan

A weekly ‘Hi!’ to all of you out there, I hope you guys are doing well!  In Hillcrest, South Africa, it feels like Spring got ambushed by Winter, and it still has a grey cloud pillowcase over it's head while Winter keeps smacking it with a heavy baton!  To while away...

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Have you ever read an ancient tome?

First off – thank you to everyone that has bought a copy of Bad Medicine!  Sales in the first week are chugging along and awareness is spreading!  Our social media profiles, blog and newsletters, and a few fun ad campaigns are all up, and I’m getting loads of positive...

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