Category Archives for "The New Druids Series"

Jun 21

Quick Update

By donald | Marketing , Stoc Volume Three

So I have stopped my review request campaign. Turns out that this is rather rude. It’s like telemarketing. Luckily, one of the first people I sent an email to is an author who has a rather acerbic wit. She led me to her website that deals with authors who would spam others. It had excellent advice and I am in the process of implementing the advice.

On a more positive note, I have now included a widget on my website. It’s on the right-hand side and it is a graphic from Pacemaker that shows how many words I have written in my novel Stoc. I need to write about 50,000 words to finish the novel. I finished Part One yesterday at around 48,000 words. That will bring the novel to around 100K words which is the right number of words for my novels, I think. 120K words is a little too much.

Anyway, now you can track my progress!


Feb 09

Valentine’s Day Special – Free Novel

By donald | Leaf and Branch , Uncategorized

valentine's day special

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is coming? It is. Before that, I want to apologise. It has been a while since my last post. Real life is simply getting in the way and I am trying to make a significant career change. None of that is important right now.

At the moment I want to let everyone know that in a sudden act of generosity I have decided to offer Leaf and Branch for FREE just in time for Valentine’s Day. The novel will be free from February 10-14th, inclusive. That’s a pretty sweet deal! It’s like me giving you $5 USD!

leaf and branch 3d coverWhy? Because books are wonderful things and fill me full of warm fuzzy goodness. And I’m a sucker for romance. I want everyone to have that feeling for a little while. So get a hold of Leaf and Branch while it’s free and send it to your significant other! I can’t promise they’ll love you more, but they sure will be appreciative!

Since I am here writing things I should update where I am with the world. For those that do not know, the story on me in the Royal Canadian Navy’s Crowsnest was picked up by Vanguard magazine; which is the oldest military magazine in Canada. I have also now been approached by Military Family Magazine for an Avid Reader article that I hope to see published soon. I’m pretty pleased with the sudden interest. I love to write and I love to have people read my novels. Hopefully, this helps get the word out.

Stoc is progressing albeit very slowly. I have a good friend providing excellent Alpha feedback. Not bad feedback for an American, actually. I’m going to have to keep this engineer physicist around… I still plan to publish this summer.

As always, please leave reviews on my novels.


Dec 09

Compilation Novel: Leaf and Branch Pre-order

By donald | Leaf and Branch , The New Druids Series


I have compiled my first two novels into one novel called Leaf and Branch and it is now available for pre-order exclusively on The release date is December 19, 2016. I have taken Duilleog (Leaf) and mashed it together with Craobh (Branch). It is a rather large ebook. It will be available in trade paperback soon (at over 600 pages). Pre-order your eBook today!

It’s only $4.99!


Dec 06

Leaf and Branch

By donald | Leaf and Branch

eBook Cover

Greeting readers.


I have decided to release my first two novels in the New Druids series as one combined volume. I am calling it “Leaf and Branch”. I will have it out for purchase within the week. Until then please have a look at my cover design and let me know what you think. I have deviated from my normal covers in order to make it stand out a little more.


Paperback Cover