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The Fettered Flame Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign for the next book in the Shkode trilogy is live through the end of February.

Visit the campaign here.

Release Day Reviews for The Banished Craft

To celebrate the release today of The Banished Craft, we thought we would share some of the reviews so far:

“A wonderfully delightful and deeply imaginative tale of struggle and the quest for knowledge, set in a well-developed and complex high fantasy setting.” -G.S. Jennsen, author of Science-Fiction saga Aurora Rhapsody

“I love Bell’s sensitive and insightful exploration of compassion, connection, and relationships. The Banished Craft provides layers of thought-provoking ideas as well as good old-fashioned escapism.” -Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, bestselling author of The 30-Day Vegan Challenge

“epic fantasy that is definitely epic”Candace’s Book Blog

“If you enjoy epic journeys, this is a book for you”Girl of 1000 Wonders

“fun, different and exciting. Definitely a book worth reading.”Maureen’s Books

“a layered masterpiece of epic fantasy”Cover2CoverBlog

“a truly epic fantasy with a sprawling world and a twisting plot. It was lovely”Bibliobibuli

“my first 5 star in over 2 years”@TerryGeneAuthor, Matryoschka Heritage

The Banished Craft Hardcover Dust Jacket

As we’re waiting on the printing of The Banished Craft, we thought we’d share the final dust jacket with you. We are really excited to have endorsements on the back cover from authors G. S. Jennsen and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

G.S. Jennsen is the science fiction author of the Aurora Rhapsody saga. Space is vast and untamed, and it holds many secrets . . . When faced with its greatest challenge, will humanity rise to triumph or fall to ruin?

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is the award-winning author of seven books including The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. A recognized expert on all aspects of living vegan, Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs, including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and Fox, and is a regular contributor to National Public Radio.




When They Come Calling

A Modern Ghost Story Romance by Sarah Fleming Mountford

Pre-order via our Kickstarter Campaign through the end of May and get some unique rewards.

K.J. Quint

kj_quintK.J. Quint believes everyone has a story to tell. Quint was born and raised in Woodbridge, Virginia, and has always had a passion for writing tales of adventure, and particularly: humor. Humor is his weapon to conquer life’s challenges. He loves a funny story, the sort you can get lost in. He views laughter as essential to life. Not just because something is funny, but just to express joy about life. We all go through trials and challenges, but laughter lets you enjoy life that much more. It gives you that wonderful, big feeling, you can only get through loving life, no matter what comes your way.

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Sarah Fleming Mountford

sfm_profileSarah Fleming Mountford lives in the Midwest with her family, two rescue dogs and three inherited cats. When she isn’t traveling, Sarah is a runner, the family chef and a reluctant soccer mom.

Sarah has a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College.

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The Banished Craft Cover Illustration

We are excited to reveal the cover art for The Banished Craft by Anna Rettberg. The cover depicts a scene from Chapter 3: “The Way Things Are”



The Banished Craft

We Did It!

The Banished Craft: A Fantasy Tale of Dragons and Wizards -- Kicktraq MiniThank you to everyone who backed our Kickstarter project!

A successful Kickstarter campaign ensures that The Banished Craft will be completed next Spring.

If you did not make it in time to back us via Kickstarter, you can now pre-order The Banished Craft here. We are offering some of the same packages as were available as Kickstarter rewards.



Shkode Book One: The Banished Craft

We are excited to announce the title of the first book in the Shkode Trilogy!

The Banished Craft – Preorder via Kickstarter Crowdfunding

The book’s trailer has been released as part of a Kickstarter crowdfunding project.  Please check it out and consider pre-ordering your copy today!

Shkode Book 1: The Banished Craft

TheBanishedCraftStruggling to solve the mystery of her parents' murder, Cor comes across a mystery much deeper—a secret society who predicted that someday their world would be devastated. That time is now. In a world where women are not allowed to read, live alone, or pursue knowledge Cor presses forward, discovering a new magic and the power to wield it. A world away, Atesh works in the Imperial Labs, devoting his study to the turmoil destroying his home and endangering dragonkind. Instead he discovers a long-hidden truth. Humans are real.

A quirky and modern take on dragons and wizards, The Banished Craft begins the genre-bending Shkode fantasy trilogy about a split world, exploring themes of identity, prejudice, violence, compassion, and the ways we are all connected.

The Shkode trilogy is written for adults but is suitable for mature young adults.

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