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Captain Caleb sails again….and this time it is for Charity!

Captain Caleb is now available for a limited time

Captain Caleb is now available for a limited time

I have been wanting to release Captain Caleb for a while as a lot of work went into it and I am rather impressed with what I did. I created it for my nephew though and wanted it to be special. However something happened that made me think I could release the book on Kindle and still keep it special. My nephew’s dad, Sam Edge, has decided to take part in the The Great Northern Paddle 2013 and in the process raise money for the Calvert Trust who help make disabled people’s lives better by offering outdoor activities. To help him I am releasing Captain Caleb as an ebook for a limited period of time. All royalties I make from this will be donated to Sam Edge for his challenge and thus go to the Calvert Trust to help their excellent work. I have got a lot of positive feedback from the book so it is an absolute bargain at only £1.98. I will make about £1.30 off of every book and 100% of this will be donated. You will also be doing me a favour as it will raise my profile as an author. That’s three great reasons to buy then, raise money for charity, get a great book and further my career. You can buy it from the UK Kindle Store or American Kindle Store. If you are one of these cynics who thinks, ‘I don’t want to raise his profile but I do want to give to charity,’ then just head straight to Sam’s Just Giving page and donate there. Go on, you’ll feel good about yourself!

James Camp (or how I got into writing)

I stole his picture from his Kindle profile, hope he doesn't mind!

I stole his picture from his Kindle profile, hope he doesn’t mind!

Now I have a book up on Smashwords (which has already been downloaded 26 times and has a review!) and a twitter account as well as work on Wattpad and using this blog to promote my writing amongst other things I felt I should do a shout out to the reason I am doing this. In previous posts I have said ‘my author friend James Camp this’ and ‘my author friend James Camp that’, providing the odd link, but I do not every really promote him. Of late (and actually before that) he has had a few publishing problems (one of the reasons I am not looking to get a publisher, another being that I do not have a finished book!) and I hope this goes some way to making him feel better.

Right then, where should we start. James Camp is an author of Sci-fi and Fantasy. He is particularly good at a comic yarn and his Pirate Camp short stories are a particular favourite of mine. He decided some time ago to quit his job and try to become a full-time author, a brave move indeed! From then he has been writing two books set in the world of Lepodonia called The Ritual and Black Magic, these come under the series name Death’s Daughters. Hopefully if publishing issues get solved these should be out some point this year or early next. Camp (as I call him) started a site called The Story Network where you could send him your work and he would post it online, this is what made me start writing my novel. Due to funding he had to shut it down but it led me to find Wattpad and then go on from there. He has also helped me with hints and tips as well as getting me to join twitter for more exposure. It was even the fact that he has work on Kindle that I decided to pop a story up there recently (couldn’t give it away for free so took it down but will be putting some more work up there which will not cost you much money!). More than all this, Camp was my best man at my wedding. So basically here is the shout out to my friend and a fellow author (even though I am doing it more as a hobby so probably don’t really count as an author!).

So what I implore you to do now is check out his work (the stuff on Kindle is only £0.77 so a bargain), here are some useful links…

Cover for Pirate Camp in The Great Captain Rescue

Cover for Pirate Camp in The Great Captain Rescue

James Camp’s website

James Camp on twitter

James Camp on Facebook

Kindle edition of Pirate Camp in The Great Captain Rescue

Kindle edition of The Destruction of Lathaven

Right, all that remains to be said is, Camp can I have a signed first edition copy of your first book for free?!