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Patrick Samphire

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Patrick Samphire is the author of the adult fantasy novel SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD, as well as the middle grade novels SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS. He has also published around twenty short stories and novellas.

Patrick has been writing stories since he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of avoiding having to sit through English lessons at school. He was absolutely convinced that he would be famous by the time he was eighteen, but sadly, even infamy has eluded him.

He lives in Wales, surrounded by mountains, with his wife, their sons, and their cat.

When he's not writing, he designs websites and ebooks.

He will now stop talking about himself in the third person.
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I must admit, I don't know why this book isn't reaching you. I've actually sent it twice now, once on the day you won the competition and again…more
Hi Ana,

I must admit, I don't know why this book isn't reaching you. I've actually sent it twice now, once on the day you won the competition and again when Goodreads told me the first one hadn't arrived. I don't know what is happening to the books I'm sending. Do you have any tips as to what works best for the Argentinian postal system? Do I need to use some particular type of mail?

I will send another copy in the next week, although I'm afraid I no longer have any advanced reader copies left, so I will have to send a finished copy instead.

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Vote for SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD!

SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD has made it through to the final round of the 2020 Booknest Fantasy Awards in the self-published category. It’s up against some of the biggest names of self-published fantasy, so if you enjoyed it, please give it a vote and let’s see if we can keep up with them!

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