Author: Jamie McFarlane

Swapping Stories

Swapping Stories I receive a fair bit of email from readers and I enjoy all of it. Recently, I received a note from Nolan, who appreciated the selection of music in Privateer Tales. If you’re new to the series, Captain Liam Hoffen (our hero) has a peculiar appreciation for ancient music which happens to correspond with the music of my teen years. Nolan went on to share a memory of his from Vietnam that was sparked when I offhandly mentioned AC/DC would be making it into Corsair Menace. There’s no lesson hidden here, just an amazing memory from one...

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Witchy World Giveaway

Buy Wizard in a Witchy World - Free Buy - Wicked Folk - $0.99 through April 1st Wizard Unleashed on Amazon It’s a full moon, Wizard Unleashed (Witchy World #3) is released and we’re getting crazy around here. Between now and April 16th, you can sign up for a paperback giveaway. The lucky, first-place winner will receive free, signed paperback copies of the entire Witchy World series. The next four runner-ups will receive free, signed copies of Wizard in a Witchy World (Book #1). Click to Enter Contest You can increase your odds of winning in two ways: Sign...

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Starting with a Blank Sheet

A Blank Sheet Yesterday, I completed my first, serious edit of Wizard Unleashed, Witchy World Book 3. In the lifecycle of bringing a story from inception to delivery, this is the second most critical milestone in the project’s life (first being when I release to publishing). At this point, I’ve dreamed all that I will dream about the story, fought with the characters, torn out the junk and simplified my ramblings. For me this IS the product I’m trying to produce. It turns out, I’m not a fantastic editor. It’s not that I have poor grammar, spelling, or really any big...

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Marque Restored

Marque Restored On February 3rd, in my newsletter, I’ll publish a new Privateer Tales short – Marque Restored. If you’d like to receive a copy, sign up for the newsletter at: fickledragon.com/keep-in-touch/   And, just because I’m a terrible tease, here’s the first chapter. Chapter 1 – Nothing Ventured I lifted the battered, boxy, gray ship Fleet Afoot from the loading platform of Loose Nuts corporation’s hastily assembled shipping yard. It was only a day since my crew and I returned to our new home in the York settlement, having barely survived an alien attack on planet Earth. “Never...

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