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    Swan con here I come.

    Am I Doomed to begin with?  With a Post apocalyptic theme I believe I can not go wrong.  Thinking up the worst scenario and running with it is a speciality of mine, or is it a flaw in my personality? Doom con looks like it may just proove to be an awesome event.  I know my kids are excited, they have some things in the art show.  They are also coming to see my on Friday I have a book launch, three panels I will help on and many other things that I am sure will pop up throughout the convention. Any-ways, enough of this, back to preparing.  As usual I am leaving everything to the last moment… If you would like to Join us at the Pan Pacific hotel for the celebration of the end of the world as we know it, jump in on Friday for gold coin entry day and say...

    The joys of being published

    I must admit, I am more than pleased to have been picked up a publisher that has loved my work enough to publish my book.  But man.  If an author tells you being published is easy, they either have an awesome publisher, or an insanely good agent. Between the promoting, organising events, publishing material and trying to now sort out facebook and my web page, I have barely had a second to write.  A few tid bits here and there but nothing substantial.  Then again, who am I to complain? Today is a new day.  Time to clean up all the posters, shirts, hats postcards, magnets and various other promotional material and put them to the side.  Set my laptop up in a comfortable location and then write… Life is full of challenges and I reckon this is one that I have set that I am more than comfortable to attack....

Character profiles

Gunnery “Like taking candy from a baby.”
The Gunnery is like his brother. He has one person in his life that matters. Himself, just don’t stand in his way.
Lord Dragoon “Do not disobey me!” The head of The Company, he has enjoyed many advantages throughout his long life. The Councill is his direct report in theory, though he more then manipulates them into doing what he requires. He has an evil agenda and I pity all that stand in his way, even his son…

About DC Daines

It’s not a man’s thoughts that make him evil.
It’s what he does with those thoughts..

The world of “The Star Crystal” was something that I did not make up. Rather it came to me in a time of need. After many years working in the same job, I turned up to work, got myself stuck in a drum heating oven. Just imagine a massive, double-door steel box. Freaked out with mass claustrophobia and phoned my partner in crime. I can still remember those words, “I know that we have only been here for fifteen minutes, but I really need to go for a break.”
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