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J.R. Karlsson

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J.R. Karlsson was born in a small Northern Irish town to a loving set of parents right slap bang in the middle of the 80's.

He is the owner of Fictiongarden.com - a curated online retailer and community of independent authors, artists and editors.

He is also the author of "Escana", the eponymous first volume in an ever-evolving epic fantasy series. For fun, he also writes a sword and sorcery compendium known as "El-Vador's Travels" set in the same universe and a science fiction comedy series called "The Extraordinary Adventures of Phil Jones".

He started writing fantasy at the tender age of nine after being introduced to a battered paperback copy of 'The Hobbit' by a school cafeteria lady.

Before taking up writing full-time, Karlsson invigilate
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Those of you who keep tabs on this blog have probably been wondering if I've died or something.

Fear not! I am still very much alive and functioning, I've just been mired with so many things to be getting on with that I haven't had time to write a blog post.

I had a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, one full of cheer and festivity and a January to celebrate in addition to that. Not as mu... Read more of this blog post »
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El-Vador's Travels
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