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New version of The Vispadjiin

One of the reasons that I’ve been so busy recently is that we have made the decision to rewrite volume one of the jointly written novel. At present it is only published on Kindle and we are hoping to have it published as a hard copy. This has involved quite a lot of rewriting and adding new episodes. Some characters have been deepened and some have disappeared entirely. We think the result is much more exciting and satisfying as a story.

Meanwhile Mick has done a first draft of volume 4 and I am about to start my input. Reading his first shortish draft is always an exciting time as ideas for new episodes flash into my mind and are rejected or developed.

Do take a look at my other webpage ‘The Vispadjiin’ for more details on the fantasy novel and the process of collaboration that makes up Sherwood H Smith.

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The Usurper

Volume 2 of the adult fantasy series Azhad:Elgir is now available on Amazon Kindle!

Like volume 1 The Vispadjinn, I have  co-authored this with Mick Sherwood under the nom de plume of Sherwood H Smith.  This time I’ve had more input at an earlier stage. This volume is much more centred on political intrigue and machination rather than a quest type journey. But don’t worry there’s still plenty of action. You’ll also recognise several characters from the first volume but, of course, many new ones make an appearance.

If you’re interested in finding out more, why not take a look at our website vispadjinn.com.  You’ll find character lists, information about the process of collaborative writing and a synopsis for both books.

Please be aware that this is an adult fantasy series with adult themes.

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**STOP PRESS FREE PROMOTION**

The Vispadjinn  by Sherwood H Smith, the book I have co-authored, is this week on free promotion on Amazon Kindle, until Friday.

It’s a dark fantasy and I should advise that it’s got some adult themes.

We’re really pleased that today we reached 7= for our category on the US free Kindle rankings!

Why not check it out on http://www.amzn.to/1aS0Xlh

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Wearing my author hat

Take a look at my sister website  http://vispadjinn.com which covers themes ranging from thoughts on the creative process to a discussion on types of witches! The website was set up to service the writing partnership – Sherwood H Smith – of which I am half. We also have a Facebook page @ Sherwood H Smith and a Twitter page in our pseudonym. In addition we post regularly on fantasy sites such as Fantasy-Faction, BestFantasyBooks,  GoodReads and the Amazon Kindle Forum.

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Back to tutoring!

After all the excitement earlier in the week with the publication on Amazon Kindle of The Vispadjinn – the book which I have co-authored under the name Sherwood H Smith – it’s back down to earth now as pupils start to return after the summer break.

Just this week I have had 4 new pupils start and many more enquiries for later in the term. Once again this year there are many pupils wanting help towards the 11+ for Reading Boys. I notice that parents are seeking help earlier this year – by which I mean  for years 5 or even 4, rather than year 6. It is good that parents are realising that improvements in English are built over time – it is not a matter of acquiring a body of knowledge.

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