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Starcrossed

Posted by Marc Johnson on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Starcrossed Christina is on the verge of an incredible scientific breakthrough—one that will affect all of mankind. She’s sacrificed everything for her work, including her relationship with the only man she’s ever truly loved. Booker’s life is empty without Christina. She keeps saying it’s over, but he can’t help reaching out to her one more […]

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What Once Was One (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 2)

Posted by Marc Johnson on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

What Once Was One (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 2) In the land of Northern Shala, the dark wizard Premier raised an army of foul creatures from the Wastelands and led them against the ancient guardian city of Alexandria. Hellsfire, a young farmhand turned apprentice wizard, defeated Premier and saved Alexandria, but not before the […]

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Catalyst (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 1)

Posted by Marc Johnson on Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Catalyst (The Passage of Hellsfire, Book 1) For centuries, the kingdom of Alexandria has protected Northern Shala from the monstrous creatures lurking in the Wastelands. Now, a dark force threatens that fragile peace. Far from home, Alexandria’s princess is abducted. When a young villager named Hellsfire stumbles upon her and her captors, he rushes in […]

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Maturity

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 - Writing

Recently, I had to skim/re-read my first book, CATALYST, for something I’d love to talk about, but won’t come out til next year so I won’t. There was something that immediately struck me as I read the words I had written years ago. Hellsfire is young. I don’t mean that he’s young in a chronological […]

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Top 5 Influential Childhood Authors

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - Reading

Like many, many writers, I grew up reading a ton when I was a kid. T It saddens me that I stopped reading their books as I grew older, but their impact still stuck with me. Without further adieu, here is my top five influential childhood authors. 5. BEVERLY CLEARY While I eventually read Cleary’s […]

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Locked Into Amazon

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Saturday, September 20th, 2014 - Publishing

As a consumer, I am a HUGE Amazon fan. I love their cheaper prices, fast shipping, and excellent customer service. Yet despite all that, when it comes to being a published author, I’ve never much cared for them. Sure, I love their extremely generous royalty rate, monthly payments, price adjustments, sales reports, and pre-orders, but […]

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My Top 5 Greatest Cartoons

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - Random

I’ve come to realize that I have grown up in a golden age. Whether it be video games, movies, TV shows, music, or cartoons, I was there through it all as some of the best stuff was ever created during that time period. I love cartoons. You’ll often find me tweeting about them, which means […]

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Update on Book 3

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - Publishing, Writing

Lately, I’ve been hearing from people through email, Facebook messages, tweets, and the like. I’m grateful for it because I actually know that people are out there reading my work. Since I don’t hear from most people, I have no idea how many people are actually reading my work. While I can kind of judge […]

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The Real Voting Power

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Friday, June 20th, 2014 - Random

I don’t vote in any sort of traditional sense. I don’t go to voting booths and choose who I want to get into office or what proposition I want passed. Since I don’t vote people say that I shouldn’t be allowed to have a say in what goes on. Why would I vote in a […]

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The Jealously Monster

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Monday, May 26th, 2014 - Publishing, Writing

There have been many things I’ve learned since I’ve published my books. I’ve most certainly become a better writer and I’ve become more comfortable with promoting and talking about my work (though I still could get better at that). Sadly, one thing I’ve learned is that writers are insanely jealous of other writers. It’s human […]

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Planting Seeds

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Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 - Writing

Writing a series is hard work. I knew that going in but decided to write one anyway probably because I’m a fool. One of the hardest things about writing a series is making sure the books are interconnected. That mostly has to do with plots and subplots and carrying those from one book to the […]

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Top 8 Things I’ve Learned from Last Generation’s Video Games

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Sunday, March 30th, 2014 - Random

I love the video games! I’ve grown up with them for most of my life. This past generation was the longest one in video game history. Video games have woven their way into my writing and I’ve learned a lot from them. 8. OPEN WORLD GAMING Open world gaming has exploded this past generation. When […]

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Writing From a Different Place

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 - Writing

Having just rewritten the first half of my third book, Reawakening, I’m going over my editor’s notes again before I move on to the second half. As wonderful as she is, she tends to repeat things a lot, probably to hammer in the lessons I need to learn and skills I need to acquire. While […]

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