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GC: Ancients Dustjacket

It's been a very long wait. Too damned long. But here it is: the dustjacket for your very own copy of Garaaga's Children: Ancients.

We expect to send the book off for proof print the first week of September. If all goes right, we'll start shipping in earnest come end of the same month or the beginning of October.

In the meantime, the audiobook should be hitting the backmybook.com store by the middle of September. The FiendMaster and crew have been working their collective asses off to bring this to you and my apologies for its tardiness. My only excuse? LIfe gets in the way when you're working two jobs and trying to manage a publishing career.

Again, thank you for your patience and patronage. I hope to hell you love this book.

Cheers.

Balticon47--Historically Uncompromised

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Panel from Balticon 47 on the subject of writing historical fiction. Enjoy!

Garaaga's Children--Marker-02

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Marker: Part Two. Live reading from Balticon 47 (2013). 

This presentation is copyright 2013 by Paul Elard Cooley. 

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Garaaga's Children: Marker-Part One

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Marker: Part One. Live reading from Balticon 46 (2012). Yes, you may have heard this before, but I edited out all the whooping and hollering from the fiendlings. So perhaps your brains will be spared. Then again, perhaps not...

 

This presentation is copyright 2013 by Paul Elard Cooley. 

Visit shadowpublications.com for more free stories as well as my rant casts.

    Contact me at: 

        * stories@shadowpublications.com

        * twitter: http://twitter.com/paul_e_cooley

        * facebook: http://facebook.com/paul.e.cooley

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

 

Ama--Ebook Cover

One of the delights of being an author (and completely hopeless in the visual design department) is watching how someone consumes your ideas and then creates a visual representation for them.
Nearly all the Garaaga's Children:Ancients covers were created by Starla Huchton. She does a hell of a job and I really enjoy the theme she came up with for the series. Ama is the last installment of the Garaaga's Children: Ancients volume. Just getting the cover together feels like the completion of two years of work. And yet, there's so much more to write.
In the meantime, feast your eyes on this sucker and hopefully it'll whet your appetite for what's to come.

The Gates of Hell

We've often heard the phrase "The Gates of Hell," but did you know the Greeks and Romans actually located it? Not only that, but built an acropolis around it?

A recent discovery in Turkey uncovered the legendary site of the "Gates of Hell." When it was discovered by the ancient Greeks and Romans, certain philosophers tested the legend by tossing doves over the gas vent. The doves flew into the air, encountered the vapors emanating from the vent, and dropped dead. Why? Because the vent spews an extremely high concentration of Carbon Dioxide.

But imagine if you had no knowledge of science and saw wild animals expire when they got near a hole in the earth. How would you rationalize it? This is yet another example of how a kernel of truth spawns a legend. Ancient humans didn't understand all that they saw and experienced in their lives. Legends and stories often grow out of the need to explain the inexplicable.

The "Gates of Hell" is just another example of how a legend can be tracked back to an actual fact and then studied to determine what gave birth to the legend. In this case? Mystery solved.

New Discoveries in Ur?

The world is a strange place, folks. When I was writing "Keepers," a Sanskrit text was discovered that might be one of the eldest ever recovered. While writing "Scrolls," new information regarding the Library of Alexandria was mentioned in the news. And now? As Ama goes to the editor and right before Garaaga's Children: Ancients is released, they discover what appears to be a new building in Ur. Yup, can't make this shit up, folks. Garaaga's Children just keeps surprising me, as does how much of our past we are still recovering.

Garaaga Poetry

 Because I have loyal and talented fiendlings, I must showcase some of their creative endeavors.

The lovely and talented Kate Sherrod produced this sonnet in worship of Garaaga. Garaaga was NOT amused.

In the near future, I might have to let Garaaga's response flood the podwaves. Regardless, there WILL be consequences.

Infocast--2013-03-25--GaraagasChildrenPreorder

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In today's infocast, I tell you all about the preorder, what you're going to get for your $35.00, and engage in atrocious pro-Garaaga propaganda.

Garaaga's Children Pre-Order Promo

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Here it is. The promo for the April 1 pre-sale of Garaaga's Children:Ancients. Enjoy and spread the disease.

Garaaga Sigil--First Render

Cuneiform is the oldest known written language. When I first started writing the Garaaga's Children series, the glyph you see on the left was always in my mind. Coming up with it was a free-form exercise. I needed something recognizable on sight that would also make sense if rendered using just text.

After exhaustive searching, I managed to find a cuneiform font that I liked. What this allowed me to do was to actually render the glyph as I originally saw it in my head.

The cuneiform that makes up the sigil, for right now, is only one word: Garaaga, and it's hardly correct according to the rules of cuneiform construction. Since it's a first render pass, it will have to do, but ultimately this will be a prayer to the deity. 

If you have read/listened to Keepers, Interlopers, and Scrolls, you might remember the description of the symbol that covers both the backs of Garaaga's worshippers as well as inscribed in the ancient text.

This should give you a better idea of what I had in mind and how I saw it in my imagination. I'm hopeful that I can make it look a bit more organic in the second pass. Although I have to say, this sucker would make an AWESOME tattoo.

Cheers.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-11

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Here it is, fiendlings, the final episode of Scrolls. 

There will be a Q&A episode at the end of November, so get your Garaaga's related questions to me via stories@shadowpublications.com, on twitter, facebook, or by carrier pigeon. I'll also take audio comments/questions so send those too.

 

Be sure and take a gander at John Mierau's "Walk The Fire" series.

 

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

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Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-10

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Here it is, fiendlings. Scrolls, episode 10. 

There will be a Q&A episode at the end of November, so get your Garaaga's related questions to me via stories@shadowpublications.com, on twitter, facebook, or by carrier pigeon. I'll also talk audio comments/questions so send those too.

 

Be sure and take a gander at John Mierau's "Walk The Fire" series.

 

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-09

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Here it is, fiendlings. Scrolls, episode 9. 

Be sure and take a gander at Scott Roche's Kickstarter Project "Way of the gun"

 

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-08

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Here it is, fiendlings. Scrolls, episode 8. 

Be sure and take a gander at Scott Roche's Kickstarter Project "Way of the gun"

 

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-07

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Here it is, fiendlings. Scrolls, episode 7. 

Be sure and take a gander at Scott Roche's Kickstarter Project "Way of the gun"

 

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-06

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Here it is, fiendlings. Scrolls, episode 6. 

Be sure and take a gander at Scott Roche's Kickstarter Project "Way of the gun"

 

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-05

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Yes, it's late. My apologies. But here's Episode 5 of Scrolls!

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-04

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Hello, fiendlings. This is episode 4 of Scrolls.

Be sure and check out John Mierau's book "Subversion: Enemy Lines Book 1".

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Purchase the Garaaga Ebook bundle from BackMyBook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-03

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Hello, fiendlings. This is episode 3 of Scrolls.

Be sure and check out John Mierau's book "Subversion: Enemy Lines Book 1".

 

Scrolls:

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-02

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Hello, fiendlings. This is episode 2 of Scrolls. This means, of course, it's time to get back to Herodot and Alexandria. Enjoy!

 

Available as a full, unabridged audiobook at Backmybook.com.

Download Promo

Buy the ebook now from:

Amazon.com

BN.com

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls-01

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FIENDLINGS! This is episode 01 of Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series. Visit ancient Egypt in the year 48 BCE during the Ptolemic war. The story takes place at the Library of Alexandria and will tie up some "loose ends" from the previous stories ("The Last Hunter", "Keepers", and "Interlopers"). I promise it's going to leave you asking even more questions. Why? Because I have a plan and you're just going to have to wait until it's done, dammit.

Scrolls is already available via ebook at Amazon.com, BN.com, and Smashwords.com for $2.99.

The unabridged audiobook will be available later today at BackMyBook.com. Ebook bundles will also be available there. If you're interested in the bundles, please do not purchase the ebooks until they're available at the store. If you do purchase them and want to purchase the bundle later, I'll accept a receipt from ya and give you a discount on the bundles.

As always, comments, threats, and etc are welcome here at Shadowpublications.com. Hope you enjoy!

Cheers.

 

Scrolls, book 4 of the Garaaga's Children series, is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley and is protected under a Creative Commons, attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives 3.5 license.

 

 

Infocast--2012-08-22--Scrolls Release!

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August 30th 2012, Scrolls, the fourth book in the Garaaga's Children series goes on-sale at Amazon.com, BN.com, Smashwords.com, and Backmybook.com. On August 30th, visit shadowpublications.com to find the links to purchase the audiobook or the ebook.

STAY TUNED!

Garaaga's Children: Yes, I have a LOT of work to do...

Some of you have been asking about the overall plan for Garaaga's Children. In response, present you with this graphic from my Scrivener project.

Garaaga's Children--Scrolls Cover

Cover for ScrollsTake a look at this, Fiendlings, and tell me it's not f'ing beautiful.

 

Starla Huchton did an excellent job on it and I can't WAIT to put this puppy out as podiobook, audiobook, and e-book. Will be fantastic.

 

Thanks again, Starla for a great job.

A Call to Fiendlings! Write Reviews and Get Something Special

This is a call to arms! For all you Fiendlings that have listened to my free podcasts, enjoyed them, bought and read the books, I ask you to help me get some traction in the ebook markets. Here's what we need to do to spread the gospel of the Fiendmaster far and wide.

I need you to write reviews for Closet Treats, TattooFiendlettes, and the Garaaga's Children series. Now here's the thing. I'm going to reward you. For each book review you write, send me a link to the review to storiesATshadowpublications.com. For each review, you will get that ebook, personalized and autographed via MyWrite straight to your in-box.

You read the book. You know better than anyone else if you liked it, or didn't, and what you'd tell someone to get them interested in it. If you liked Closet Treats? Write a review for the ebook and you'll get the autographed ebook in your in-box FOR FREE!

Now, I want you fiendlings to be honest. If you didn't read the book, don't review it.

In addition to getting those books for FREE, I'll also send you a personalized copy of Garaaga's Children: Legends. Legends was just released so I doubt many of you have purchased it yet. But I also need your help to get that one on track.

I'll sign/personalize these ebooks any way you want (within reason) and it'll be a nice thang for your e-reader to have. In addition, I enccourage you to SHARE your e-books! Help others find the gospel according to the Fiendmaster.

I appreciate everything my readers/listeners have done for me. Don't want to participate? No harm, no foul. Any help you can give me in getting some  traction is greatly appreciated.

Take care. Your Xmas gift is in being written right now...

Cheers.

 

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Smashwords.com July MADNESS!

 It's July and in conjunction with a special Smashwords.com offering, I've made all my ebooks 50% off. That's right, you go here, select any/all of my ebooks you like, and use the code "SSW50" to save 50% off the cover price. So if you've been waiting to get your grubby little claws on ebook copies of any of my works, go to Smashwords.com and getcha some.

Cheers.

Scrolls--Progress Report

 It's time for a little update.

Those of you who listened to the "Marker" reading from Balticon know that I hoped to have "Scrolls" done in June. Well, I've finished the first draft and I'm doing my best to get the tome ready for professional editing by the end of the month. As soon as it's somewhat put to bed, I'll start working on the last of the Garaaga's Children: Ancients volume with "Ama".

I expect "Ama" will write itself fairly quickly and it should be a treat for those of you familiar with The Fiends universe. I will keep you up to date on progress and I promise to get back to podcasting on a more regular basis assuming I get my voice back under control.

My offer for free e-book copies of my work in exchange for reviews is on-going. And, in fact, this will probably be the norm from now until doomsday. Bascially, I'll always show my appreciation for your time and patronage. If you have other ideas for contests and giveaways, please leave comments in the blog. Also, if you have questions about what's going on, feel free to add 'em. I'll respond to them best I can.

In the meantime, try and take care of yourselves. We'll talk again real soon.

Cheers.

2012 Balticon Reading of "Marker"

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Fiendlings! Please find enclosed 30 mins of insanity. Oh, and you're welcome.

This presentation is copyright 2012 by Paul Elard Cooley.

Visit shadowpublications.com for more free stories as well as my rant casts.

    Contact me at:

        * stories@shadowpublications.com
        * twitter: http://twitter.com/paul_e_cooley
        * facebook: http://facebook.com/paul.e.cooley

          

          This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.

 

2012 Parsec Awards

Well, it's that time again, Fiendlings. The 2012 Parsec Awards are now taking nominations. If you don't know what the parsecs are, they are essentially the Academy Awards for speculative media podcasts. This includes fiction, spoken word, music, and etc.

In 2012, my novella "Tattoo" was a Parsec finalist. Last year I didn't make it to finalist but I'm hopeful to return to that state this year.

If you feel Shadowpublications.com should be in the running, here's the stories that are eligible:

  • The Last Hunter (small cast short story)
  • Keepers (small cast short story)
  • Lovers (small cast novella)
  • Interlopers (small cast short story)
  • Deep Fried (small cast short story)

 

Now here's a cheat sheet to help you fill out the form:

  1. Podcast email:  storiesATshadowpublications.com
  2. Podcast Title:  Shadowpublications.com
  3. Website:  http://shadowpublications.com
  4. RSS Feed:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/shadowpublications/lpUb
  5. Author:  Paul Elard Cooley
  6. General Category:  Story/Magazine
  7. Choose 1 or more stories from the above list.

Here's the most important thing. I KNOW you listen to other podcasts, you slut, so make sure you give them a shoutout. If you enjoy someone's podcast fiction, the Parsecs are another way to show your love for the tireless work these folks do.

Thank you for your attention, Fiendlings. Now...GET TO WORK!

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