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R. Scot Johns

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R. Scot Johns is the author of "I: A Sequel to Ayn Rand's Anthem" and "The Saga of Beowulf," an award-winning 640-page historical fantasy novelization of the epic Old English poem Beowulf. A life-long student of ancient and medieval literature with an enduring fascination for fantasy fiction and mythology, he has given lectures on such topics as the historical King Arthur and the construction of Stonehenge.

An early adopter of digital media, he has also written the top-rated ebook formatting manual "How to Make Kindle Comics & Children's Books" and blogs sporadically on the topic. His website contains free tutorials and templates, as well as a host of other resources.

He lives in Boise, Idaho, and works for Books Are Fun, a distributor o
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R. Scot Johns "I" is a book I've been wanting to write for quite some time (something like thirty years, in fact). Ayn Rand's "Anthem" left me with many questions,…more"I" is a book I've been wanting to write for quite some time (something like thirty years, in fact). Ayn Rand's "Anthem" left me with many questions, which only deepened on repeated readings. The first and most obvious was, "What happens next?" Prometheus vows to return and free his brothers, but how exactly would he do this? How does one free a people who do not even know they are enslaved?

Then last summer my niece was reading the 50th Anniversary Edition of "Anthem" and we began discussing it, over coffee and on long hikes in the mountains. The ideas developed as we tossed them back and forth, and one day she turned to me and said "you have to write that!" So I did.(less)
R. Scot Johns My next project is a fully illustrated novel I've been working on for some time. I have two ideas, both of which are in the works. One is a 4-part…moreMy next project is a fully illustrated novel I've been working on for some time. I have two ideas, both of which are in the works. One is a 4-part adaptation of Wagner's Ring Saga opera, based on old Norse mythology, while the other is an apocalyptic envisioning of the end of the world. Not sure which one will get done first! Stay tuned.(less)
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For those of you who used to read my other blog at rscotjohns.com, I've got it up and running once again. It's been a good long while since I've posted any of my writing online as I used to do, but since I'm not blogging much on the topic of ebook formatting anymore I thought it was high time to get my writing posts back up again.

For those who don't know, the writing blog is a place where I us... Read more of this blog post »
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