Changelings on Tour: Dean Kealy

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I love the artwork Dean created for his header. It’s just awesome!

Last, but certainly not least on the Changelings Blog Tour is Dean from It’s a Wee Bit Wordy and Dean’z Doodlez.

Dean is an Irish student, artist and writer, who not only beta-read Changelings, but offered some editing tips on the line of Irish dialogue (Google Translator, it turns out, isn’t a fabulous idea!). I gave Dean the early draft with some trepidation – after all, it’s been a few years since I lived in Ireland, and given that self-doubt is a second skin I wear, I wasn’t sure it would measure up. Imagine my relief when Dean gave that early version a thumbs-up! Dean and I have traded guests posts over the two years I’ve known him – we were first introduced through The Community Storyboard, first through his art, and then through his writing. I’ve enjoyed reading and watching him hone and expand his talents in both areas! Not only has he published a short story, Quentin Hide and the Evil Lord Twigton (buy it!), he also runs an online store selling his artwork!

Dean is one of those bloggers who really gives us a picture into this life – many things on Dean’s Doodlez are drawings and his projects-in-progress, but over at Wee Bit Wordy, he opens up and allows us into his world, either through his goal posts for Building Rome or just general musings. It’s always a pleasure to see and read what’s happening with Dean’s life, and I am so pleased that he’s showcased Changelings on both his sites! Thank you so much, Dean!

Dean’s World

A Week in the Life: Building Rome, Week 20

Doodlez: A is for Abe Sapien

Musings: August Blues

Adventures: Luke Jensins Day from Hell


On Sale Now!

On Sale Now!

Six Geese A-Laying

On the sixth day of NaNo, my true muse gave to me

Six books a-writing,

Five Syllables!

Four pumpkin cakes

Three cough drops

Two cuddly cats

And a family that’s dear to me.

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D: Really, A?

A: What? I am writing six books in the Changelings compendium . . . or four. Depends on how Series 2 turns out.

D: That is not what I’m talking about – and if I know you, that number will change next week, too—

A: No, I’m pretty sure this time—

D: I mean the “a-writing” part A. Is that really what is happening here?

A: Um . . . theoretically.

D: What happened to 500 words a day?

A: Does blogging count?

D: No.

A: Oh. Then I guess under those conditions, no, I haven’t been writing, per say – wait, no, I had a few words written on Monday.

D: . . .

A: Don’t give me that look – it totally counts. And I have a brilliant idea to help me get inside Jenny Mallory’s character (she’s a tough one, even for a secondary character). Add in the three scenes I need to write for Book 1, and I’ll be done with edits.

D: Done? Really?

A: Okay, when I say “done,” I mean there’s the last read-through and edit run before it goes to beta readers, but that’s cleanup. The bulk is almost done.

D: So what are you still doing here? Hm? Time’s a-wasting, A.

A: Are you really tapping your foot at me?

D: Maybe.

A: I’m still here because there’s some fantastic news we need to share.

D: Oh you mean–?

Me and Billy the Kid by Briana Vedsted

Me and Billy the Kid by Briana Vedsted

A: About Briana – and her book, Me and Billy the Kid? Yes, indeed I do!

D: I’m so excited that her book is out! You have to read it, A and give a review.

A: I fully intend to – although I should perhaps leave that to you?

D: If only it were so easy to convince you to do that in all things.

A: Not bloody likely, D.

D: (Ungrateful wench) Did you know that Charles did his first audio interview?

A: (Overbearing Scot) I did – and Dean is looking for some feedback on his latest cover.

D: (Pict) Plus, there are some great reviews over at Green Embers’ Recommends.

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A Lich’s Tale and Other Stories by Bradley Corbett

A: (Same difference) And that hilarious conversation on Readful Things with his alter-ego to let the world know about his new novella, A Lich’s Tale and Other Stories.

D: (Heathen) Is Bradley the alter-ego, or is it Green?

A: (Thank you) I think it depends on one’s perspective.

D: And you know what my perspective says?

A: I don’t think I want—

D: It says that you should toddle off to bed so you can recover enough energy to finish those edits you keep talking about, woman!

A: There is no distracting you, is there?

D: Not unless—

A: Not unless, what?

D: Not telling.

A: D, come on, you’re killing me! What?

D: Get the book in the hands of beta readers and I might just tell you.

A: Now he gives me incentive. Sheesh! I guess that’s all tonight folks. Thanks for reading!

This is the sixth in a series on my own brand of NaNoWriMo – or rather, my Non-NaNo. One day D’s story will be told, and then what is he going to use to torture me? Stay tuned for what tomorrow will bring in our 30 days of NaNo.

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Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

Adventure with us: At Deanz Doodlez

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A: The talented Dean at Dean’z Doodlez was kind enough to invite me to be a guest for his Guest Blogger Sunday feature, where Dean asked his guests to tell the tale of their journey into self publishing or writing itself.

D: So, have you really been writing for 20 years?

A: Yep.

D: Wow, you really are old.

A: This coming from the 1300 year-old Pict.

D: Indeed. I know from old, A. Say, is that a white–

A: Well, I think we’re done here. Head over to Dean’z Doodlez, read my guest post, check out his new book and peruse his great artwork!

Author News – Quentin Hide and the Evil Lord Twigton

deanbookA: Hey D, Check this out!

D: A? What are you doing back here so soon? Wasn’t there supposed to be coffee in your future? Aren’t you still recovering?

A: Coffee can wait—

D: Who are you and what have you done with A?

A: Very funny, D. No need to call the authorities – the coffee is brewing.

D: Well all right then. That sounds more like my overly-caffeinated author.

A: Some days, D . . .  As I was saying, indie author, Dean Kealy – of Deanz Doodlez – has released his first novella, Quentin Hide and The Evil Lord Twigton on Amazon for $0.99. Check it out!

 From the Author:

Young Quentin Hide has just graduated from the Dragon Academy of Knights and Warriors, and with a new quest in his pocket, he’s off on his first adventure, but little does Quentin know, this may also be his last!

Quentin Hide and The Evil Lord Twigton was first seen on the blog: deanzdoodlez.com but you can get it on Amazon in all its glory with never-before-seen illustrations included!

New Header for the Community Storyboard!

The Editors of the Community Storyboard have been immortalized as Superheros!