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Dean Hamilton
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Kickstarter Patrons - Thanks!
This page is small attempt to acknowledge the impact and assistance that everyone listed below provided through their kind donations and support for my publishing Kickstarter. They truly helped to bring  The Jesuit Letter  to life. For that, they have my pr...
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It's Here! Launch Date April 23, 2015! Pre-Order via Amazon!
My book has arrived! Ladies & Gentlemen, meet my first published novel, The JesuitLetter (hint: it's in the box guarded by the intemperate cat).  The Jesuit Letter  is  available now for  pre-orders on Amazon ! Please place your orders now and on April 23rd...
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The Jesuit Letter Cover Reveal
Well, here it is.  Let me know what you think!
Well, here it is.  Let me know what you think!
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Time for the official book cover reveal for The Jesuit Letter...Let me know what you think!

Now back to ebook formatting!
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Time for the official book cover reveal for The Jesuit Letter...Let me know what you think!

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From Editorial Hell's fiery depths, I stab at thee...
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Jesuit Letter Cover Drafts
Everything happens at once.

No sooner do I receive the edited version of The Jesuit Letter back (laced and scarified with editor's cuts, slashes & corrections), then my designer drops the new cover concept drafts into my hands.

I was expecting maybe 3 to 5 concepts, and she came back with 15!  Admittedly a number of these are all variations on a specific concept but still, it was a cornucopia of concepts.

In the interest of aiding my decision, I thought I would throw these up on the Interweb and social media for direct feedback and commentary.  Let me know favorites, what you think, what works, what pops and what doesn't.  Any preferences, thoughts or helpful comments would be greatly appreciated! 

By way of background, The Jesuit Letter is historical fiction, with a bit of mystery/thriller mix, set in Elizabethan England in 1575.

Here are the concepts:
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It's Here! The Jesuit Letter.

Launch Date April 23, 2015! Pre-Order via Amazon!
My book has arrived! Ladies & Gentlemen, meet my first published novel, The Jesuit Letter (hint: it's in the box guarded by the intemperate cat).  The Jesuit Letter is  available now for pre-orders on Amazon! Please p...
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Wanderers
This is a fantastic video by Eric Wernquist , combining narration from Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" with a superlative, speculative visual tour of the solar system and humanity's spread across planets.

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This is a fantastic video by Eric Wernquist, combining narration from Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" with a superlative, speculative visual tour of the solar system and humanity's spread across planets.
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Time for the official book cover reveal for The Jesuit Letter...Let me know what you think!

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Time for the official book cover reveal for The Jesuit Letter...Let me know what you think!

Now back to ebook formatting!
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Your cover page looks amazing and attractive.
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Hey Hollywood, this is the #WaroftheWorlds film we need to see!  

There is too much awesome in this vid to even itemize..
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Covers (Blurbs, Marketing Text, Design, Art)  - 
 
Jesuit Letter Cover Drafts:  

Everything happens at once.

No sooner do I receive the edited version of The Jesuit Letter back (laced and scarified with editor's cuts, slashes & corrections), then my designer drops the new cover concept drafts into my hands.

I was expecting maybe 3 to 5 concepts, and she came back with 15!  Admittedly a number of these are all variations on a specific concept but still, it was a cornucopia of concepts.

In the interest of aiding my decision, I thought I would throw these up on the Interweb and social media for direct feedback and commentary.  Let me know favorites, what you think, what works, what pops and what doesn't.  Any preferences, thoughts or helpful comments would be greatly appreciated! 

By way of background, The Jesuit Letter is historical fiction, with a bit of mystery/thriller mix, set in Elizabethan England in 1575.

Here are the concepts:
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#1 then #4 in order of preference.
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Calgary - Regina - Brandon, Manitoba - Winnipeg
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Introduction

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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