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What am I Missing?

Posted in Books, Rants with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2016 by C J Spear

I’ve mentioned on this blog before about how I’m trying to watch as many films as possible, but another thing I’m working on is reading more. I’ve always loved reading, but during my years at college and Uni I barely read anything other than stuff for my courses. When I left Uni, I made a concerted effort to change this, and started searching out lots of classic sci-fi and fantasy novels. It was my favourite genre, so it made sense to start there.

This went fairly well, as I’ve now read quite a few of the classics (Dune, Foundation, I am Legend, Rama, 2001 a Space Odyssey, I Robot, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Man in the High Castle, Lord of the Rings), even if I did basically take a year out to read everything that Asimov wrote because I fell in love with his stories. There’s still plenty left to explore in the genre, especially considering I haven’t read hardly any modern sci-fi, but I figured that it was time to branch out a bit and check out other things. After checking out a few mystery and crime novels, I figured it might be good to start reading the all time classics.

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August Update

Posted in Books, Miscellaneous on August 7, 2016 by C J Spear

Just a short blog post this month to update everyone on my writing schedule. While I was hard at work on the Return of the Dragons sequel, real life reared its ugly head and I’ve had to make some important changes, mainly that I’m now working a full-time job.

In terms of my writing, this means I now have less time on my hands, and so it will be longer before I can complete the book. I’m not particularly happy about that situation, but right now I have no choice, and I wanted to let everyone know that they shouldn’t get their hopes up about the sequel appearing any time soon.

I still plan on creating monthly blog posts (assuming I continue to find things to talk about), so you’ll still see content from me here, and I’ll sure to post the odd update on book progress.

I hope this isn’t too disappointing for anyone, but the reality is that it’s almost impossibly hard to make a living as a writer unless you’re incredibly talented or incredibly lucky (or have good connections), but I still hope I can keep producing fun stuff that people will enjoy reading; it will just appear more slowly.

As always, you can hit me up on twitter @heroicrant or just keep following me here for posts and updates.

Return of the Dragons FAQ

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2015 by C J Spear

Now that my book has been out for a couple of weeks, I figured I’d sit down to talk a little bit about it, and answer some common questions that people might have. If you haven’t read the book yet don’t worry: this post is spoiler free.

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Return of the Dragons

Posted in Books with tags , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by C J Spear

My new book, Return of the Dragons, is now live and for sale!

Available exclusively on amazon, it’s just £2.99/$3.99 for the ebook version or £10.00/$12.99 for the paperback. The price disparity is entirely down to the printing and shipping costs (I make about the same from both versions, so get whichever one you’d prefer!)

You should be able to preview the first few chapters on the amazon page, but I’ve heard some people have had problems with getting it to work, so you can also preview the first chapter here or on Goodreads.

Check out the amazon page for more details on the book, and if you pick up a copy, thank you and I hope you enjoy it!

Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1Mu2igz

Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1MWTQsD

Goodreads – http://bit.ly/1NqZHYH

Also, if you do pick up and enjoy the book, reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads are a huge help for me, and greatly appreciated. If you’ve already left me a review: you’re awesome!

As always, you can find me on twitter @heroicrant, or find me on my new facebook page, which you can find here: http://on.fb.me/1Oy8Cs4