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New Book Sale!

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, October 19, 2014, In : Books 

I've got a new book out from Black Stump Books The Cult – the Kindle version is on sale on Amazon from Monday 19th October.

Ritual murder, aerial combat, torture, chases, magic, and mystical trials – The Cult has got it all. This fast-paced steampunk thriller takes you across the deserts of North Africa and back as Joseph tracks a renegade priest determined to overthrow the Empire and bring about the final apocalypse. 

Joseph d'Bethel, Diviner of Great Ma'at, is a man with a troubled ...

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Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, In : Books 

Battle Pits of D'nur is now on Sale on Amazon as part of the Countdown Deals. Get it at a reduced price this week. Sale ends on Sunday 21st September!

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Cover Reveal

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, August 3, 2014, In : Books 
Just got the cover for my new book that is going to be released on August 15 (ebook only for now).
Artwork was done by a talented guy from Peru, Carlo Neira. I'm really looking forward to seeing this up on Amazon.

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Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, In : Books 

I have just started an Indie Publisher called Black Stump Books in order to get my books out. 

The first book I am releasing is titled, Reaper Hawk: Battle Pits of D’nur. It is a Sword & Sorcery fantasy novella in which a young barbarian warrior leaves his home in search of a name and on a quest for his vanished friends and clan mates. His search for the truth takes him into the Battle-Pits of D'nur where he is forced to fight humans and beasts. His quest leads him into conflict with some o...

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SpecFic Writer's Research Library

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Books 
A (relatively) short list of books that provide information about magic, weapons, culture, and clothing, amongst other things, along with a couple that provide hints of how best to weave all of this together to craft a 'realistic' fictional milieu. 

Alberto Manguel & Gianni Guadalupi, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, Harcourt Brace, 2000
— a traveller's guide to the imaginary places on Earth, taken from the literature of the world. A great book to inspire the imagination.

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2012 Writer's Market

Posted by Derek Chamberlain on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Books 
My 2012 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition turned up in the post today. It is, yet again, a massive brick of a book. On first glance through, I see several interesting articles and probably about 700 pages worth of markets. On first browse I also see that the vast majority of those markets are North American. That's only to be expected, I suppose, from an American publisher, but you'd think they'd put something on the cover to indicate that, a tag saying 'North American Edition' would be good. Th...
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I'm a writer, editor, indie publisher, and dedicated Magic Spreadsheet user. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, I've been living in Japan since 1995. I've had a life-long interest in writing and in speculative fiction. My first book was published in mid-2014.
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