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Dean Hamilton
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Visualizing History
Anyone that knows me, knows I have an insidious interest in history.  It weaves in and out of my life, drives my entertainment choices, my reading and my writing. I get genuinely excited about things like the recent 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterl...
Anyone that knows me, knows I have an insidious interest in history.  It weaves in and out of my life, drives my entertainment choices, my reading and my writing. I get genuinely excited about things like the recent 200th ann...
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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BLACK DOG

Hangings were always a good draw.

When the Earl of Worcester’s Men take advantage of the crowds drawn to a mass execution, they hoped for a strong turn-out and a fat payday.  They didn’t expect to run afoul of London’s most notorious prison rooker, the Black Dog. 

Now with one of the troupe facing slow death in gaol or penury in the face of the Black Dog’s threats, the troupe must turn to its newest member for help.  Christopher Tyburn, ex-soldier turned play-actor, must dive into cesspool of London’s back-alleys, pursuing the Black Dog’s secrets in order to turn the tables on the deadly blackmailer.

But you don’t stalk the Black Dog without consequences….
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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Story Competition - Vote Like the Wind!
I've posted BLACK DOG up on www.inkitt.com as an entry into their Fated Paradox mystery writing competition! It's a free read! Take a look, have a read and if you like it, please give it a vote! Votes need to be submitted by July 4, 2015 and the story needs...
I've posted BLACK DOG up on www.inkitt.com as an entry into their Fated Paradox mystery writing competition! It's a free read! Take a look, have a read and if you like it, please give it a vote! Votes need to be submitted by ...
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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★★★★ THE JESUIT LETTER

THE NUDGE IN the ribs was short of a kick, but not by much.

Christopher Tyburn came awake abruptly, his right hand reaching for his absent sword even before his grey eyes snapped open, sweeping his dim surroundings. Four years of mornings in Flanders had bred that habit into his very bones.

Tyburn was wrapped in a frayed woolen blanket, secure under the leafy vault of a large shadowy oak tree that was barely palpable in the pre-dawn gloom. A heavy wooden wagon stood hard by the spreading tree. From the stable in the inn yard drifted a quiet nicker. The air smelled damp and thick, heavy with the scent of the inn’s waste pile. Except for a faint yellow flicker in the kitchen window, the inn was dark. Dawn was a slender promise beginning to eclipse the stars still manifest in the eastern sky.

“Up, you base player, rouse yourself from the muck.”
------

Ex-soldier turned play-actor Christopher Tyburn thought he had left bloodshed and violence behind him when he abandoned the war against the Spanish in Flanders, but fate has different and far bloodier plans waiting.

★★★★ Read the rest of THE JESUIT LETTER:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V44CHQ6
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Hi,

Anyone here have any experience with using BookBub for promotional / advertising purposes?  They cite some specific average responses for their various email promotional newsletters and I would be interested in hearing how those claims measure up to reality from anyone that has used them.

Thoughts?  Does anyone know any other similar programs / services?

Thanks,

Dean
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Multi-faceted -  Husband, father, writer, reader, marketer, dog-walker, and resident cat-wrangler.

Bragging rights
Recently completed my first novel! The Jesuit Letter is a completed 111,600 word historical fiction manuscript, set in 1575 in Elizabethan England. It is intended to be the first in a series set in the years of clandestine war between England and Spain and the Catholic League.
Education
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Politics, History, 1988
  • University of Toronto
    Master of Arts, International Relations, 1989
  • Schulich School of Business, York University
    MBA, 2000
    Marketing, strategy
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A pilot with 20 years of experience provides the best explanation yet on what happened to flight MH370.

Author Survey Results: Expectations of Traditional Publishing and Self-P...
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After six months of speculation, we finally know what's building these mysterious silk structures in the Amazon: A spider. But its precise i

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A social scientist compares the writing income of self-published and traditionally published authors using the 2013 Digital Book World and W

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This video shows the last thing you'll see if you tangle with a grizzly. Warning: It's gross. A GoPro camera captured the inside of a bear's

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Books have changed forever, and that's good. Writers will find readers and make more money going it alone, like me

Kim Stanley Robinson's new novel takes us back to the Ice Age
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Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Red Mars, The Years of Rice and Salt, and 2312, has always vacillated between writing about the future and w

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A Hugo Award-Winning and World Fantasy Award-Nominated Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine.

Explore historic sites with the World Wonders Project
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I've always been fascinated by famous historic and cultural sites from around the world. When I was a child, flipping through encycloped

How I Got a Six-Figure Twitter Following
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I built a six-figure Twitter following by being an early adopter, by being consistent and focused in what I share, and by being a better blo

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A look at papal terms since 32ADTHE post of Bishop of Rome is considered to be a life-long commitment. And with only a handful of exceptions

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.
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The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter

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