Enter the Book Art Contest Now!

Enter the Book Art Contest Now!

Enter the Book Art Contest Now!

Do you love to draw? Do you love fantasy? Then you should enter the Book Art Contest for Shadow World Beginnings. We are looking for new artwork for inside the book and would love to see your concept of what each book section represents. In this book, there are only two sections. The titles for those sections are, “The Stuff of Legends” and “As Darkness Spreads“. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for some possible images to draw.

If you enter this contest, you are agreeing that the artwork is original and belongs to you. With your entry, you are hereby granting us permission to use it in promotions, on the website and in the book.

The winner(s) of this Book Art Contest will have their artwork included in the book, along with credit given on the copywrite page. The winner(s) will also receive an autographed copy of Shadow World Beginnings once it is released.

This art contest will end July 23 and the winner will be announced on July 30. We will also contact the winner(s) personally prior to the announcement.

To enter the art contest, share the link to your artwork and your contact information in the form below. When we receive your submission, we will notify you of receipt. If you do not receive a message within 24 hours, please resubmit, again.

We look forward to seeing your entries for this Book Art Contest.

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Author Q & A

Author Q & A

Author Q & A

Martin Golson - Author Q & A

We are starting a new event, an Author Q & A. To submit questions you would like to have answered, go to my Facebook Page and submit your questions by July 5 for the next event on July 8. Up to five questions will be answered from those submitted. To get things started, here are a few questions that were asked and answered on Goodreads.


Q:   If you could travel to any fictional book world, where would you go and what would you do there?

A:   Naturally, I would choose to go to Shadow World. Specifically, I would go to Pelantaria. It is a beautiful city, and the people who reside there are united behind a purpose that is greater than themselves. If I was not allowed to be trained as a warrior, I would ask to be trained as a weapon smith.


Q:   What’s the best thing about being a writer?

A:  Communicating with people who have read your book. A book becomes very personal. To you, the characters are living creations, formed from your imagination. Conversing with someone else who has learned of them and appreciates the wonder of the world they live in is a joyous experience. My readers have commented about the passion I show as I talk about the characters in my books. Because to me, it is almost the same as talking about my children. I love to share their adventures.


Q:   What’s your advice for aspiring writers?

A:   Recognize that creating a book is work. First, you have to have an interesting story to tell. If you have that, get it down in writing. Then, gather people you trust to provide honest feedback, and ask them to read what you have written. Take their advice seriously, but never sacrifice the essence of your tale. You know the characters you are portraying. You should know how they think and what motivates them. Be true to the characters you have created. Never allow yourself to be persuaded to change the book in a way that goes against the nature of your characters.


Q:   How do you get inspired to write?

A:  Writing is actually the easy part. The hard part is revising and editing. I tend to have several stories whirling around in my head at any given time. I allow them to stay there until I feel I know the people involved. Then, I simply tell their tale.


Q:   What mystery in your own life could be a plot for a book?

A:   While deployed in a foreign country, one of my soldiers bragged about hiring a person to kill me. I had to work with authorities and a good friend to determine if an assassin was hunting me and stop the contract on my life. Some of the inspiration behind the character, Dannock, in my books, came from my friend who stopped at nothing to get to the truth.

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