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Marc Secchia

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Writing a little something that involves Christmas and Dragons!

Marc is the bestselling author of over 25 fantasy novels, including 12 rip-roaring dragon fantasy adventures. He's also the author of a bestselling African historical fantasy series set in ancient Ethiopia. All of these books are available on Kindle Unlimited, so come along and try them out.

Marc was born Cape Town but now lives and works in Ethiopia with his wife and 4 children, 2 dogs, and a variable number of marabou storks that roost on the acacia trees out back. On a good night there are also hyenas prowling along the back fence.

When he’s not writing about Africa or dreaming about dragons flying across the moon, Marc can be found travelling to remote locations. He thinks the
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Marc Secchia Hi Shannon,

Thank you for asking! Well, I always wanted to be a writer but it took me a long time to find my groove and courage. When I was young, I wa…more
Hi Shannon,

Thank you for asking! Well, I always wanted to be a writer but it took me a long time to find my groove and courage. When I was young, I was the kid who took the haiku form and turned it into an epic 20-poem haiku story. I wrote several books during my teens, utterly unmarketable, but good practice! After going the rounds of of being rejected by traditional publishers in 2012 I took the decision to self-publish. It took a year to find success but I stuck at it and stuck to my plans.

Choosing ideas is a tough one. I also dream a lot of mine and I have tons more than I could write in the next 10 years. Ideally you want the idea that sparks your imagination, keeps you awake at night, and has a great niche in your genre with a unique selling point. But I'd encourage you to make that choice and just run with it. Don't look back. I still have self-doubts after 13 books and I expect they'll always be there.

Thank you for your encouragement!
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Marc Secchia Hi Nikkole,

The slightly tongue-in-cheek answer is, I'm developing a couple of allied series so the next book to consider reading might be Dragonfriend…more
Hi Nikkole,

The slightly tongue-in-cheek answer is, I'm developing a couple of allied series so the next book to consider reading might be Dragonfriend (available for preorder now, release date April 11th) - which is set in the same world. Also, The Pygmy Dragon ties in to Aranya's story. I'll be working on the sequel of Pygmy Dragon next, and then after that, the sequel to Shadow Dragon. So realistically I'm thinking late autumn, in reply to your original question :-). I hope that's Ok with you!

The other piece of news I have is that the Aranya audiobook is almost complete. I expect it to be released within the next couple of weeks.

Thanks!
Marc


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I am Dragon is now released on all Amazon stores! Grab an epic laugh by the Dragon tail :) in this bestselling humorous fantasy series

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“You think!” cried Mama. “She’s just a-looking after your backside and mine.” But at least her arms let up. Shioni could breathe again.

“It’d take five of her to look after your backside.”

Mama seemed to find his rudeness amusing. A beaming smile lit up her round face like the sun leaping above the hills of Abyssinia in the morning. “Better a plump, well-padded rump, than the rear end of a skinny goat like you, eh?”
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Janice Happy New Year.


Janice Thank you for firending me. I plan to read your books in 2018. Have a great day.


Lazaros Kalogirou Hello Marc! I wanted to tell you that i received your book and i'm very excited. Thank you for the wonderful dedication. I really appreciate it. I'm sending my love and i wish for you to always be healthy, happy and creative.

Laz


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