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Rhonda Carpenter

Author of The Mark of a Druid

Fractured Horizon

A SciFi Novel by Heather Roulo

Blue Falcon Editing

Home of the talented Andrea Howe

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Paranormal authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

This is a list of people who are involved with the paranormal and are on Twitter. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have suggestions, please email me: brian@brianrathbone.com or use the contact form below.

***Warning*** My categorizations are sometimes questionable. Please let me know if I’ve gotten it all wrong.

Free Fantasy ebook - Call of the Herald

List of Paranormal Authors

Paranormal authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

This is a list of people who are involved with the paranormal and are on Twitter. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have suggestions, please email me: brian@brianrathbone.com or use the contact form below.

***Warning*** My categorizations are sometimes questionable. Please let me know if I’ve gotten it all wrong.

Free Fantasy ebook - Call of the Herald

Fantasy authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

Fantasy authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

This is a list of people who work in the field of fantasy fiction and are on Twitter. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have suggestions, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

***Warning*** My categorizations are sometimes questionable. Please let me know if I’ve gotten it all wrong.

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Free Fantasy ebook - Call of the Herald

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Frequently Asked Questions

What inspired you to write fantasy fiction?

My love of fantasy fiction goes back to my childhood. I didn’t love to read until I read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This was my first foray into speculative fiction, and I was hooked. Soon after, I read The Chronicles of Narnia, The Dragolance Chronicles, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (I had a chronicles thing going on for a while), The Belgariad, The Sword of Shannara, only to name a few. No genre could hook me like fantasy. I also spent much of my childhood training horses and working on the family farm. Sometimes it felt like I lived in another time, and those experiences inspired me. Several years ago I reached a crossroads in my life, and I decided to follow a long-time dream of writing a fantasy series. I wrote the first draft of Call of the Herald for myself, and it was not terrible. It was littered with minor issues and sometime self-indulgent but not terrible. Working with a talented editor inspired me to new heights. I stopped writing entirely for myself, and I began to write my story for everyone else. Now, as I look back on the result of the efforts of so many, I find myself inspired by what we have created.

In what year does The Dawning of Power take place?

This is subjective. The World of Godsland is a fantasy realm, a place whose timelines do not necessarily correlate to our own. The best answer I can give is that the timeframe would be similar to what we would call the Medieval Ages.

Who published The Dawning of Power?

In 2008 I formed White Wolf Press, LLC to publish my creative works. The Dawning of Power is printed on a traditional offset press and is also available through new technologies such as: Print-On-Demand, eBooks, and iPhone / iPod applications.

Why did you self-publish?

I reached a point where I knew I had a quality product, but I also lacked quality credentials. When I tried to look at myself from an agent’s point-of-view, I realized that I would be a risky acquisition. After all, publishing is a business and agents are in business to make money. No matter how good the writing, there are other factors to consider such as the lack of existing readership and no proof that I could promote my own work. Authors can’t expect their agent, publisher and publicist to do all the work. A great deal of book promotion comes from the author.

I had confidence in myself and my work, and I knew a market existed. I did some pre-press research and gauged the markets that were within my reach. Armed with this information, I went to press with confidence. Leveraging my technical skills, I began to build my author platform, as well as leveraging new delivery technologies and emerging markets. My author platform and readership are steadily growing, and I feel confident that when I next seek an agent, I will be able to present a solid business case backed by real statistical data. When looking for an agent, I believe it is important to think like a business person and not an artist, or you are bound to get your feelings hurt.

Feral, Book 5 of Godsland, Series 2 the Balance of Power Trilogy

Feral, Book 5 of Godsland, Series 2 the Balance of Power Trilogy By Brian Rathbone
 

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Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Feral

Book 5 of The Balance of Power Trilogy

Series 2 of Godsland

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I promised myself I wouldn’t cry…the dragons are having a good laugh at my expense.

 

The World of Godsland

New Fantasy Series

The World of Godsland

The much anticipated continuation of The World of Godsland fantasy series is here!

The Dawning of Power

New Fantasy Book - The Dawning of Power

The Dawning of Power, the debut trilogy in The World of Godsland fantasy series, is now available.

Book One

Call of the Herald

Call of the Herald book cover

Book Two

Inherited Danger

Inherited Danger book cover

Reviews, Interviews, and Guest Posts

The Dawning of Power

Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook

“…like a cross between Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings…”

Guest post at Cheryl’s Book Nook (Magic in the real world)

Review at Melissa’s Bookshelf

Review at I Heart Monster

Review by Michaela Sefler

Reviews at Amazon.com

Guest post on Ink and Paper Fantasy Book Reviews (The Making of The Dawning of Power cover art)

Call of the Herald audio book

Review by Bryen Story