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John Booth

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When I joined Authonomy back at the dawn of time I had written a few novels, but didn't think they were ready for publication.

I learnt a lot about writing on the way to getting a gold star for Shaddowdon, but mainly I met people who thought my books should be out there. Eventually they persuaded me and now a lot of my books are out on Kindle.

Good is a relative term in writing. In two and a bit years I've sold 9000 ebooks and if you count free downloads that goes up to 24,000. Some people like my books enough to buy some more, and my best sellers have never been free.

You will see me on the forum from time to time as I like to stay in touch with my fellow writers.

If you want to know what kind of writers Authonomy turns out, buy one of my books and judge for yourselves.

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Bob Heinlein, David Weber, Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Terry Pratchett, Clifford Simak, Peter Beagle, Joanne Rowling, Agatha Christie, PG Wodehouse, Janet Evanovich, etcetras

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Shaddowdon

John Booth

Old secrets emerge and evil threatens from all quarters as a brother and sister use their magical powers to investigate the disappearance of their mother.


Sharing an ancient living mansion with ghostly servants ought to be cool and some of the time it is. Living up to your family's expectations isn't so easy if you happen to be a Shaddowdon and your younger sister is incredibly smart.

Set in an alternate England where magic and science have coexisted since records began, when Tim finally decides to talk to the pretty girl he sees down by the brook he sets in motion a chain of events that will change his life forever.

Tim's mother vanished mysteriously 11 years ago and he is going on a quest to find out why. Secrets, hidden for hundreds of years, are about to be revealed. Things everyone believes to be true are about to be turned on their head.

His search will bring him face to face with evil in human and ghostly form. It will lead to death and destruction as well as the righting of many wrongs.

 

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Stellula wrote 7 days ago

Hello John, How are you? Remember me? I have returned here with th....

Tonia Marlowe wrote 14 days ago

Wow John, you lovely man! Thanks so much. Tonia x

JustinSirois wrote 107 days ago

John, I thought you might be into this new novel about an app that....

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I want to thank everyone for their concern. Meant a lot. I hope every....

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I wrote 108 days ago

I've had a look. Structurally this book is a mess, you have a three or four chapter prologue, when even a short one is often a mistake. Prologues are usually tasters that set a scene that will be explained later in the book. Sometimes authors use them to put in some action that otherwise would b... view book

I wrote 784 days ago

Hi Tonia, There are no available spaces on my shelf right now, but when one comes up this will be on there. On a technical level 'two days and nights' seemed overkill in the prologue, use 'days' or 48 hours if the timing is important. You have already told us in the short pitch who they are (and... view book

I wrote 938 days ago

Hi Barbara, This is great stuff once it get going. I loved the fencing scene and the interplay of the kids conversation. Took me back to my own childhood. You could improve the first few hundred words by getting rid of virtually all the speech tags. (he said, she said) They are all pretty obviou... view book

I wrote 1078 days ago

Hi Simon, First question: What's the first chapter for? If this was my story I'd strip it out. After all, all you need in chapter 2 is that Liam wants to see what's over the wall and a ladder gives him a chance. This solves the major problem that arises with chapter 1, the death of Liam's ... view book

I wrote 1338 days ago

Good stuff, Jo Backed, Naturally view book

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