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Chris A. Jackson

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From the sea to the stars, Chris A. Jackson’s stories take you to the far reaches of the imagination. Raised on the back deck of a fishing boat and trained as a marine biologist, he became sidetracked by a career in biomedical research, but regained his heart and soul in 2009 when he and his wife Anne left the dock aboard the 45-foot sailboat Mr Mac to cruise the Caribbean and write fulltime.
With his nautical background, writing sea stories seemed inevitable for Chris. His acclaimed Scimitar Seas nautical fantasies won three consecutive Gold Medals in the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards. His Pathfinders Tales from Paizo Publishing combine high-seas combat and romance set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Gam
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Chris A. Jackson I think 35 years on the ocean has added a certain authenticity to my nautical fantasy that most authors don't have. No amount of online research can…moreI think 35 years on the ocean has added a certain authenticity to my nautical fantasy that most authors don't have. No amount of online research can give you the feeling of a thirty foot wave slamming into your ship and knocking it flat. The sea is powerful beyond imagining, and she cares not for these insignificant toys we build to traverse her... I've also spent a lot of time underwater, and started out my post-graduate education in Marine Biology, so there's some authenticity below the waves as well. It helps that my wife is a PhD marine biologist, too...(less)
Chris A. Jackson Not as a co-author thing, but Anne is my first line editor, and has more input in my novels than any conventional editor would. She does some scene…moreNot as a co-author thing, but Anne is my first line editor, and has more input in my novels than any conventional editor would. She does some scene restructuring and outright re-writing if it's necessary, so you're actually seeing a lot more of her work than you might think. She is the reason my other editors like me...
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“Here’s a little mote of wisdom: Not everyone who claims to be an expert, is indeed an expert. Please note: I have never claimed to be an expert on anything except perhaps making the perfect omelet, and if you don’t like spicy, you’d probably argue with me on that one, too. In fact, anyone claiming to be an expert on anything, in my opinion, should immediately be viewed with suspicion, or be able to produce a PhD Diploma on the subject he or she is professing to be expert in.”
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Chris Jackson Glad you liked it, Debra... Kind of a one shot book, but I wanted something that ended differently than the basic fantasy novel. See you at DragonCon. We're in booth 11I in the dealer room.Debra wrote: "Chris,

I just finished reading Deathmask and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it! I got a slow start reading it because of my daily obligations, but once I got hooked I plowed thru..."



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Debra Chris,

I just finished reading Deathmask and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it! I got a slow start reading it because of my daily obligations, but once I got hooked I plowed thru it. I was up till 3 a.m. this morning because I couldn't wait to finish it.

I'll see you at DragonCon this week. Looking forward to chatting with you and your lovely wife!

~~Debra~~


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Chris Jackson Hi John.

If you liked Weapon of Flesh, you would also probably like A Soul for Tsing. You can get a free taste here: http://jaxbooks.com/novels/a-soul-for... First two chapters are posted, just look to the right hand of the screen for links.

There is a sequel to Weapon of Flesh coming out this summer. I'll announce it here on Goodreads, or, if you wish, you can subscribe to my updates on the same page linked above. Just look to the right again for "Subscribe".

All the best, John!


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Chris Jackson John wrote: "CHRIS,
JUST WANTED TO SAY WEAPON OF FLESH WAS AMAZING! IM A MARINE AND IM 25 YEARS OLD AND I JUST STARTED READING. AND WEAPON OF FLESH WAS THE FIRST I READ AND MY JAW DROPPED. I CANT WAIT FOR WEAPO..."


Thanks for enjoying the story, John! Weapon of Blood will be out this summer... I'll announce here, of course. Keep your head down and keep on reading!

Chris


Dianne AWESOME BLOG! You have become amazingly successful! WHICH YOU ARE!!!

LOVE AND ADMIRATION, Dianne


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Chris Jackson Brandon wrote: "Loved Scimitar Moon. If you ever need reviews for the other two books (or any of your other work)...you just let me know ;)"

Great that you enjoyed the story, Brandon! If you get the chance, I would love another Amazon review for Scimitar Moon! The more the better! Also, there are now three more novels in that series: Scimitar Sun, Scimitar's Heir and the culmination, Scimitar War, which has just come out. We are releasing the last of the series at GenCon this weekend in Indianapolis, IN.

Great to have another fan! Enjoy the stories!

Chris


message 6: by B.C.

B.C. Loved Scimitar Moon. If you ever need reviews for the other two books (or any of your other work)...you just let me know ;)


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Chris Jackson Alya wrote: "Mr. Jackson, i finally came around to Scimitar Moon and WOW ! didn't finish it yet, but still WOW !
very inspiring since i'm a wanna be novelist and i'm writing a novel a little bit similar to cyn..."


Thanks Alya!

I always love to hear from a new fan! If you're enjoying Scimitar Moon, you'll love the next three in the series. When you finish the first novel, drop by www.jaxbooks.com, to read the first few chapters of Scimitar Sun, the next in the series.

Have fun, and keep writing!

Chris


message 4: by Alya

Alya Mr. Jackson, i finally came around to Scimitar Moon and WOW ! didn't finish it yet, but still WOW !
very inspiring since i'm a wanna be novelist and i'm writing a novel a little bit similar to cyn's story

anyway, just wanted to say thanks for making such a good book

good luck and i wish more success =)


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Chris Jackson Don't miss the Scimitar Moon giveaway! Sign up now for a chance to win a free copy of the award winning first book of the Scimitar Seas novels!

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Chris Jackson Jamie wrote: "I'm writing a post tomorrow about literary crushes, and Feldrin Brelak is on it. Total nautical hotness!!!"

Awesome! Send me a notification by e-mail and I'll post it!


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Jamie Hughes I'm writing a post tomorrow about literary crushes, and Feldrin Brelak is on it. Total nautical hotness!!!


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