J. Porteous

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J. Porteous lives in the South West of England. He was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by trees, fields, and greenery of all types, providing ample inspiration to feed his imagination. A love for Lord of the Rings meant that many a day were spent pretending to be Aragorn or Gandalf.

He grew up on a diet of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and various other science fiction. When it comes to reading, he will happily devour anything science fiction or fantasy; good plot, great characters, and a dash of frenetic violence are his weaknesses.

Having spent years writing on and off, he finally sat down and actually finished something. He mostly writes science fiction, but has ideas in the works for dark fantasy.

You can find him on twitter @jpscraw
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Sometimes, if I really loathe to close the laptop lid, I'll write something completely different. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Think of it as a palette cleanser, if you will.(less)
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Free eBook Saturday 23-24

Hello everyone!

I'm having a bit of a celebration at the moment due to some good news relating to my day job - so I've decided to run a free giveaway of the eBook version of Traitors of Sol.

The eBook will be available completely free of charge over the weekend of the 23-24 September, so get onto Amazon and get yourself a copy

Traitors of Sol (Part One of the Sol Series) by J. Porteous

Until next time,

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