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by Phill
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

I'm still me

Having just finished the rough draft on yet another book "Legacy of the Skytouched", I figure it's time to talk about the goings on in my life. Generally things are going. There are ups and downs. The downs first: My cat isn't doing well, and I'd be surprised if she lasts til the end of the month. B...
by Phill
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Legacy of the Skytouched
Topic: Legacy of the Skytouched - Description
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Legacy of the Skytouched - Description

Into each life, something unexpected falls. For Grebek, the son of the village shaman out gathering essential herbs for medicines the shaman uses to minister the villagers of their tribe, that something unexpected was one of the Skytouched, smashing into the soft ground not far from him. He raced ov...
by Phill
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Legacy of the Skytouched
Topic: Legacy of the Skytouched - Backstory
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Legacy of the Skytouched - Backstory

Not very long ago, I was listening to some music and, oddly, the title song from the movie Brave made me think. It sung about stormy seas, tall mountains, flying and touching the sky. The latter phrase "touching the sky" struck a chord (no pun intended) in my head and I started turning that around u...
by Phill
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: SHADES
Topic: SHADES Description
Replies: 0
Views: 161

SHADES Description

Humanity is on the brink of extinction. The world is uninhabitable south of the thirty eighth parallel. The is no persistent ice anywhere on the surface of planet Earth. The glaciers and ice caps have long since melted away. Mankind lit the fuse, and the Earth reacted, creating a wasteland. And that...
by Phill
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: SHADES
Topic: SHADES Backstory
Replies: 0
Views: 109

SHADES Backstory

Oddly enough, there really is not much of a backstory to this book. It sort of came out of nowhere. I'd been considering a post-apocalyptic novel - one which incorporates certain real-world realities. Climate Change was one of the ideas I'd incorporate into it, but it's pretty universally accepted t...
by Phill
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Guardians of Destiny
Topic: Guardians of Destiny: Backstory
Replies: 1
Views: 316

Re: Guardians of Destiny: Backstory

For now, this trilogy is on hold. While it got me back into the writing game again after a too-long hiatus, it's probably not something very publishable. It doesn't have quite enough conflict or action. When I get bored, I may finish it, then dress it up a lot more. But for now, I'm rather burned ou...
by Phill
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Messages from P. H. Campbell
Topic: Being P. H. Campbell
Replies: 16
Views: 3994

Re: Being P. H. Campbell

For the record, the Guardians of Destiny, currently a trilogy with 2 3/4 of the books written, have been taken off the "likely to publish soon" list for a variety of reasons. The chief reason begin, it really wasn't that interesting. It had moments, but it didn't 'grab'. In flavor and style, it sort...
by Phill
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Seren: The Secret of Magic
Topic: Seren: The Secret of Magic Book Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Seren: The Secret of Magic Book Discussion

This will be unlocked eventually - to discuss the book
by Phill
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Seren: The Secret of Magic
Topic: Seren: The Secret of Magic Book Description
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Seren: The Secret of Magic Book Description

Serendipity Tarsus had a big problem. She desperately needed to find a decent life. She was a very odd-looking, very tall, nine year old orphan living underground in a society that endured a never-ending battle between two races. Consisting entirely of outcast half-breeds of the two pure bred races ...
by Phill
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Seren: The Secret of Magic
Topic: Seren: The Secret of Magic Backstory
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Seren: The Secret of Magic Backstory

This book has almost no backstory at all. It wasn't even on my radar. I had a dream about a steampunk airplane with a Victorian era luxury suite in back that was shaped like a bird and flew with a combination of magic and tech. It got me thinking about a book based on that kind of world. A few days ...