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R.T. Kaelin

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R.T. Kaelin grew up in Cincinnati and now resides in Columbus, Ohio with his beautiful wife and the two best kids ever. For years, he worked in information technology, but felt there was something more waiting for him. He always had an active imagination, so one day he decided to do something with it. R.T. Kaelin's son and daughter are too young to grasp it fully, but they are the reason he writes. His favorite place in the world is any barely-occupied, tucked-away corner of Tuscany.

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HEROES! Anthology Information

In a couple weeks, I will be at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH (June 12-16, 2013), the theme of which is “Superheroes.”

The author list at The Library this year is an impressive one:

Patrick Rothfuss (Yup. Him.)
Michael Stackpole
Timothy Zahn
Aaron Allston
Bradley P. Beaulieu
Maxwell Alexander Drake

I’ll do a post tomorrow detailing The Library, the full list of authors you can meet, and my panel sc... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: The Terrene Chronicles are a series of short stories inspired by past events only alluded to in R.T. Kaelin’s high fantasy novel, Progeny. Reader response to the novel prompted me to write and publish a set of standalone short stories inspired by historical events referenced in Progeny. Fans of the first volume in the Children of the White Lions have stated their desire to know more about the expansive world of Terrene and its rich history. The Terrene Chronicles will give old and new readers alike a chance to see what shaped the people, countries, and events of the world of Terrene.
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Description: The opening of Progeny, the new novel by R.T. Kaelin. The 655-page novel tells the tale of two young siblings - a brother and sister - whose home is destroyed, friends and neighbors lost, and lives are forever changed after a vicious attack on their village by a stranger. The event spurs the pair into a strange world where they discover their heritage has little to do with being the children of simple farmers. Swept up by myth and magic, they discover their destiny is much more than they could have ever imagined.
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"Great, unputdownable! Second in series, and bringing the tale further on and adding more well rounded characters too. Can't wait for the sequel."
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"Awesome! The Progeny are starting to grow up. This story is so epic. I need a map of tereen. I'm hooked on this series for the long haul. "
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"Thoroughly enjoyable, but the ending was too quick. This series needs a third book."
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message 5: by Terah

Terah Edun R.T. wrote: "You know, I'm not sure. At that point, I was trying anything and everything.

Did it help? It didn't hurt. And as I did it myself, it was free minus my time.

I'll say this: I'm not going to be d..."


Hey yes, that helps! Honesty always does. I've noticed a minor debate online about the usefulness of creating a Book Trailer. I don't really see any direct sales connections that it could provide. I also almost never watch book trailers and don't assume that a book has one. If I did decide to do one I'd love one as awesome as 'The Black Prism' by Brent Weeks and I know that cost a pretty penny.


message 4: by R.T.

R.T. Kaelin You know, I'm not sure. At that point, I was trying anything and everything.

Did it help? It didn't hurt. And as I did it myself, it was free minus my time.

I'll say this: I'm not going to be doing one for Prophecy, book 2 in the series. I've found I get more out of investing my time into trying to secure book reviews at various blog sites.

Does that help?


message 3: by Terah

Terah Edun Hi R.T., I saw the book trailer for Progeny. Do you think creating the trailer was worth it from a marketing stand point?


message 2: by R.T.

R.T. Kaelin Linda wrote: "I just caught your interview on The Author Show - very nice! Congratulations on a great interview!"

Thanks - I was afraid to listen to myself talk. Reminds me how I used to hate to read my writing.


message 1: by Linda

Linda Ash I just caught your interview on The Author Show - very nice! Congratulations on a great interview!


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