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Amelia Smith
Writer, housewife, etc.
Writer, housewife, etc.
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Hey folks, I was on a podcast!

Tune in to hear me rambling on about writing, publishing, and what I've been reading lately.

Itunes: http://apple.co/2fdPO2V
Webplayer: http://bit.ly/2eQU7UP

Hosted by Nadine Matheson of www.spectrumbooks.co.uk

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While my novel revision was stuck on page one, I did this:
http://www.ameliasmith.net/2016/10/09/tinkering-or-everything-but-writing/

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https://www.instafreebie.com/free/wgI5G Free, now through Monday 3 October.

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Today's big news is that The Defenders' Apprentice is live and on the ebook shelves today (except Nook, where it should be coming along shortly), with a special launch price of 99 cents.

This book has been a long time coming. I know that I started it in 2002, because I workshopped the opening chapters at Viable Paradise in 2003. At the time, I'd just gotten my sho dan in aikido, and was taking some time to do other things that I hadn't been able to make time for during my years of obsessive martial arts practice.

I did another draft or two of the book in the mid-2000s, then set it aside (and basically stopped practicing aikido) when I had children. Now, with both kids in school, I've gotten back enough mental space to work on this series again.

As for the book itself, it took on a life of its own quite independent of my original vision for it, which was that it would be a sort of kohai-sempai relationship story, modeled on romance but not a romance. That thread remains, but you'll have to read it to decide whether or not that's still the main story.

I hope you'll check it out.

Thanks!
--Amelia

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Amelia_Smith_The_Defenders_Apprentice?id=tJxADAAAQBAJ&hl=en
All store links at: http://www.ameliasmith.net/book/the-defenders-apprentice/
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Our neighborhood hard sci-fi guy on a podcast.

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In my quest to figure out where The Defenders' Apprentice fits in the grand scheme of fantasy literature, I'm composing lists of books which may or may not have influenced my writing. In today's post, I mention some recent books most of which feature interesting mentorship relationships of one kind of another. http://www.ameliasmith.net/2016/06/20/recent-fantasy-novels-ive-enjoyed/

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