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Hedge King in Winter Amazon Kindle Giveaway Winners!

Last week, in anticipation of the launch of The Wedding of Eithne: Fourth Tale in the Matter of Manred, I sponsored an Amazon Kindle Giveaway of the book that started it all: The King is Crippled! Can his brother, Lord

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Hedge King in Winter Amazon Kindle Giveaway!

The King is Crippled! Can his brother, Lord Eowain, hold the kingdom together against the machinations of their rival cousin? See where it all began! Join the growing cult gathering around the Matter of Manred Saga and read it from

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Happy Birthday to the Hedge King! #Bookiversary

Today is the one year anniversary of Hedge King in Winter. Yes, believe it or not, one year ago today, my first fantasy novella, Hedge King in Winter, saw the light of day as a commercial publication. It was a

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Write Where You’re From

One of the most exciting things I’ve done recently was to collaborate with Will Hughes, a voice-over artist from Carrsboro, North Carolina. It’s always great fun to collaborate with another artist to explore one’s own creation in new ways. The

Posted in Creativity, Fiction, Hedge King in Winter, Setting, Writing craft, Writing Life

Announcing the Goodreads Giveaway Winners!

Without readers, a writer is just a lunatic crying out in the wilderness. Without someone to read and appreciate the words, they’re just black scratches on wood pulp. So it’s always an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity

Posted in A Merchant's Tale, Announcements, Fiction, Hedge King in Winter, Self-Publishing, The Business of Writing, Writing Life

Update: Hedge King in Winter

On Tuesday, I unveiled this amazingly beautiful novella that is being called “nuanced, lyrical and absorbing.”

Posted in Authoring, Fantasy, Fiction, Hedge King in Winter, Indie Publishing, Publishing, Self-Publishing

Hedge King in Winter: The Matter of Manred Begins…

Get Hedge King in Winter, the complete 13 episode novella. Now Available in Print and for Kindle. “The king is crippled…” Set in a grimly realistic, medieval dystopia, Hedge King in Winter opens on the tense days following the grievous

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Hedge King in Winter: The Matter of Manred Begins…

Get Hedge King in Winter, the complete 13 episode novella. “The king is crippled…” Set in a grimly realistic, medieval dystopia, Hedge King in Winter opens on the tense days following the grievous wounding of a king with a shaky

Posted in Announcements, Authoring, Fiction, Hedge King in Winter, Indie Publishing, Self-Publishing

Hedge King in Winter Is Here (or, Authors Are Selfish)

I’ve been in the publishing business a long time, but I’ve never launched my own work. So I asked a friend for some book launch advice. “The problem with book launches is this,” she told me. “It’s a selfish moment.

Posted in Author Platform, Hedge King in Winter, Self-Publishing, Writing Life

Hedge King in Winter: The Thorp of Maladarach

Note: On October 4, 2015, I will be releasing a free serialized novella on Wattpad called Hedge King in Winter. Below is an adapted excerpt from Episode 6, plus the never-before-seen map of the Kingdom of Droma and the Surrounding

Posted in Fiction, Hedge King in Winter, Self-Publishing

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Michael Dellert is an award-winning writer, editor, publishing consultant, and writing coach with a publishing career spanning 18 years. He is currently working as an independent freelancer. He lives in the Greater New York City area.
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