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Ian S. Bott

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Ian S. Bott

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I am a public servant by day, and a science fiction author by night when my dark side emerges to wreak murder and mayhem on unsuspecting imaginary worlds.

I use my lifelong love of both science and art to bring new worlds to life for readers to escape to. Back in the real world, I escaped from Britain in 2004 but still miss proper pubs, pork pies, and real bacon.

I now live in beautiful British Columbia with my wife, two children, and assorted pets.

My website contains information on published books, works in progress, and an insider's view into the various story worlds.

You can also connect with me on my blog, Views From the Bald Patch, where I post about Life, Writing, and Random Thoughts That Enter My Mind.
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Ian S. Bott With two books recently finished, I'm turning my mind back to a project I've been longing to work on for years: a sequel to Ghosts of Innocence. In th…moreWith two books recently finished, I'm turning my mind back to a project I've been longing to work on for years: a sequel to Ghosts of Innocence. In the sequel, all the enemies that Shayla made - those that survived, anyway - return to haunt her.(less)
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Off and on over the years, I’ve looked into ways to make my artwork available as posters. After sitting on the fence for a while, I’ve finally opened a store on Zazzle and started uploading a handful of more recent paintings.

I’m still finding my way around Zazzle. The website is ... let’s be restrained and say ... not very friendly.

Sure, it all looks easy enough, but the site seems to go out of

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Ian Bott Jessica wrote: "Hi Ian, thanks for the add!

In reply to your message, fascination is an understatement. I'm a bit (lot) obsessed. Approximately 110 and counting! I've even been to that one in Toronto ;)

Have you..."


Hey, Jessica, thanks for replying! I'll reply more fully by PM. 110? Wow, I can't match that although I'm not entirely castle-bereft :)


Jessica O'Toole Hi Ian, thanks for the add!

In reply to your message, fascination is an understatement. I'm a bit (lot) obsessed. Approximately 110 and counting! I've even been to that one in Toronto ;)

Have you visited the UK or Europe and seen the fortresses up close? I am always happy to give castle (plus cathedral, and monastic) visiting advice if you ever need it :D


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