Darren T. Patrick

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I'm a fan of story. Full stop. Science Fiction & Fantasy, in particular. The ability to create fantastical worlds and explore them through the eyes of heroic or tragic characters has always fascinated me.

The first two books of my fantasy fiction trilogy - The Cloudstone Key and The Peregrine Prophecy - were published in 2013.

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Darren T. Patrick I think the best advice I could give would be to approach the "business" of writing/publishing with the longer term in mind. It isn't a race and (I…moreI think the best advice I could give would be to approach the "business" of writing/publishing with the longer term in mind. It isn't a race and (I think I speak for most of us writers out there) it most definitely isn't a get rich quick thing. It's about the passion... about wanting to tell the story you were meant to tell. In my mind, if a new author sticks to writing what s/he loves, not necessarily what s/he thinks is "going to sell", they will set themselves up for a very rewarding journey.(less)
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Another thing I’ve found about being an author in today's "social media world" is the speed and ease in which you can test ideas with your friends, family and readers. In fact, the title for my second book -The Peregrine Prophecy - was one of four choices that I tested on Facebook and Twitter; it won the day. (less)
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The Kindle Countdown… by the numbers (so far)

Today was the “unofficial” first day of my Kindle Countdown Deal for The Peregrine Prophecy. I say “unofficial” because the Amazon countdown-o-meter actually started “counting down” on January 29 – as I mentionedhere-but today (January 30) was the first day that my co-ordinated ad campaigns kicked in.


And kick in they did.


So in the spirit of the indie author community, I thought I’d give back by...

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“Age is a funny thing. So are appearances. Neither is relevant to what one knows, in my opinion.”
Darren T. Patrick, The Cloudstone Key

“I am a murderer. I simply have not yet murdered. But I will, given time. The good in me is draining away into the dark hole in my center.

My soul is broken. I am broken.

I am my father's son.”
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“As they climbed into their saddles, Myron bowed his head and muttered a soft prayer.
“There,” Hadrian told Royce, “we’ve got Maribor on our side. Now you can relax.”
“Actually,” Myron said sheepishly, “I was praying for the horses. But I will pray for you as well,” he added hastily.”
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