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Omnibus #56

podcast icon Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009. Total length: 13:51

In this episode, Dowling student Karl August Ekstrom discusses his book Ravencroft: The Artifact War. Envisioned as the first in a series of four novels detailing an epic struggle between good and evil in the world of Ravencroft, the book is a mixture of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling with a bit of Arthurian legend thrown in. Karl discusses these and other influences, including George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Karl also discusses his use of Publish America as the vehicle for getting his book into print, along with the ensuing challenges of promoting and selling the work in an age of Internet marketing and publish on demand technology.

" It's dark. I will admit that it is dark. "
Karl August Ekstrom

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