Author: Jamie McFarlane

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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January Giveaway

Winners Announced! Amanda Kerner Gift Card Jennifer Weiner Free Signed Wicked Folk Brad Hickson Free Signed Wicked Folk Nick hoye Free Signed Wicked Folk Bill Moffatt Free Signed Wicked Folk Charles Tillman Free Signed Wicked Folk *** CONTEST IS OVER *** Hi All – In celebration of 1,000 Facebook likes, I’m giving away 5 signed copies of Wicked Folk: An Urban Wizard’s Tale and a $20 Amazon gift card to six randomly chosen contestant entrants. By entering the contest, you’ll be automatically added to my newsletter mailing list. If you have a non-US mailing address, I’ll provide you with a free...

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Blockade Runner Released

Blockade Runner Released January 2nd We’re finally to the end of a busy season of writing, revising and editing and I couldn’t be more excited to finally release Blockade Runner. If you recall, when we last left the crew, they’d just finished up with a particularly nasty fight with the rogue  Belirand Corporation. In Give No Quarter they ended up fighting valiantly alongside Mars Protectorate to free several thousand people from the planet called Cradle, where a nasty bug species, called Kroerak, were keeping humans as livestock. What occurs between the books is that the crew has a run of...

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Wizard Audio Book Auditions

I need your help! I’m working on a project to record an audio production of Wizard in a Witchy World for Audible, iTunes and Amazon. Below, there’s a poll where you can click on my favorites (we had 20 actors audition for this work). Please click on the links and listen to them. After you find your favorite, click on that button. You can actually vote a couple of times if you really want to specify more than one. I’m really interested in a voice that fits with your understanding of Felix, but don’t focus on age. He could be...

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