Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Practical Advice for Authors

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The Shaman of Neroterra

The Shaman of Neroterra

A Dark Power Lies in the Forest Silas Dermont, Prince of Aldron, has received an urgent summons from the orcs of Neroterra. Bound by a treaty he did not create, Silas reluctantly ventures to the orc city to learn of an insidious plot revolving around an old gauntlet stolen by a mysterious shaman. With only […]

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Thy Kingdom Come

A Deadly Outbreak. A Teen Searching for Answers. A Fight for Survival. In the shadow of the futuristic metropolis of Minneapolis, a biotech virus has ravaged the population and turned the diseased into mindless electricity devourers. Dex Finnegan is one of the few survivors of a virus called Navitas which nearly caused the end of […]

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Latest Blog Posts.

ultimate guide book cover design

The 3 Major Pain Points of Book Cover Design

Are you on Goodreads? It’s a great place to be, not only to get recommendations on books that appeal to you, but also to engage with other readers and authors. I’m part of several writer groups on the site and occasionally, there is an author preparing to release a new book who shares details with […]

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100 Days to a

Ep 12 – 100 Days to a Published Book

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE! Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Writing a book is tough, especially if you’re not a writing full-time like me. In this episode, I share my game plan for knocking out my next fantasy novel in 100 days–from original outline to published […]

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How to Avoid Self-Publishing Book Covers

How to Avoid Designing Self-Published Book Covers that Suck

One of the most popular posts I’ve written on this blog was on book cover design. It’s still the most viewed article since 2014! It seems to me that indie authors really struggle with book covers and graphic design. There is a clear disconnect between visual art and the written word for many writers which […]

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About the Author

Daniel Adorno is a fantasy and sci-fi author who also blogs about the independent publishing industry. Daniel was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the state of Florida at an early age. He earned his Bachelor's degree in history at a private Bible college in Minnesota and went on to earn his master's degree in ancient and classical history. One of his short stories placed him as a finalist for My Faith Radio's 2013 Writer's Contest. Read more here.