Jeremy Brown

Author and Narrative Designer

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Baker Rifles, Bayonets, and Bastards: You Need to Read the Richard Sharpe Series

I want to give you a quick update on Akon’s Mission and recommend a fantastic series of historical adventures. Akon’s Mission has three days left on Kindle Scout, and as of right now it is in the Hot & Trending category. This is great news! We should know within a week whether it will be published by Amazon, and I’ll […]

Akon’s Mission on Kindle Scout

Great news! My next novel, Akon’s Mission has been accepted to the new Kindle Scout program. Here’s the lowdown on Kindle Scout: Akon’s Mission will have 30 days to earn nominations from readers. If it gets enough nominations, and Amazon likes it, they’ll publish it. If they publish it and you nominated it, you get a […]

Map of Ancient Sparta for Akon’s Mission

This is the map I created for Akon’s Mission as a visual guide for the layout of Sparta in 432 BC. Ancient Sparta wasn’t a city like Athens, which had a dense collection of buildings and citizens surrounded by a wall. Sparta was a loose group of five villages inhabited by tribes who worked together according to […]

Pre-Order Anaconda Choke Now!

Anaconda Choke – Round 3 in the Woodshed Wallace series, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. If you loved Suckerpunch and Hook and Shoot, Anaconda Choke will knock you out. I feel it’s the best book in the series, forcing Woody to dig deeper than he ever has to survive and protect those he loves. The […]

Research via Fiction (but it’s Steven Pressfield’s fiction, so…)

So I’m writing the first of hopefully many historical adventure novels about Akoniti of Sparta, and while there is plenty of information out there about the training, tactics, and warrior culture of Sparta, I keep bumping up against questions with elusive answers. For example: Did the Spartans use “sir” when addressing a superior? When I […]

Building a Book Cover Final: E-Book and Paperback Covers for Akon’s Mission

Here they are! The completed covers for Akon’s Mission,  executed by the incredibly talented Dean Stolpmann. There may be some tweaks to the font color depending on how it looks in the Amazon store, but I’m very pleased with the results. The cover does a great job of capturing the tone of the book, an adventurous […]

Advice for New Fiction Writers – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about removing the gatekeepers from your path to book publication. The best way to do this is to self-publish. So, let’s get into some of the finer details of what it takes to self-publish, and why you should do it. How do I know my book is ready […]

Building a Book Cover Part 2: Preliminary Full Cover for CreateSpace Paperback

Here is the latest artwork from the great  Dean Stolpmann for the cover of Akon’s Mission. Dean was very considerate to send the full image as well as how it looks so far on a CreateSpace template, and I am very pleased with how it’s turning out. Here is the preliminary description for Akon’s Mission, and I […]

Building a Book Cover Part 1: Color Rough for Akon’s Mission Cover Art

During my day job I came across the fantastic artwork of Dean Stolpmann, and I knew he was the right guy to handle the cover art for Akon’s Mission, the first book in my new historical adventure series. His Spartan Hoplites have a very dangerous, brooding look, and that’s exactly what I have in mind for […]

Advice for New Fiction Writers – Part 1

With the revolutionary upheaval going on in the publishing industry, it’s more confusing and terrifying than ever for an aspiring author. It’s scary enough to commit to your art and prepare it for release into the world–now we have to deal with the system breaking down too? There’s all the noise going on about Amazon vs. Hachette. The […]