About JM & Contact Info

Standing over six feet tall, USA Today bestselling author Jonathan Moeller has the piercing blue eyes of a Conan of Cimmeria, the bronze-colored hair of a Visigothic warrior-king, and the stern visage of a captain of men, none of which are useful in his career as a computer repairman, alas.

He has written the “Demonsouled” trilogy of sword-and-sorcery novels, and continues to write the “Ghosts” sequence about assassin and spy Caina Amalas, the “$0.99 Beginner’s Guide” series of computer books, and numerous other works.

Visit his website at:

http://www.jonathanmoeller.com

Visit his technology blog at:

http://www.computerbeginnersguides.com

CONTACT INFO

If you need to contact Jonathan Moeller, email him at jmcontact @ jonathanmoeller.com, or visit his Facebook page.

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111 thoughts on “About JM & Contact Info

  1. Jason Banico

    Hi, Jonathan.

    My name is Jason Banico and I’m a software developer. In a couple of weeks, I am launching two choose-your-own-adventure apps on the Apple AppStore.

    I was wondering if you’d like to publish your books as an interactive app as well. I can convert your text into an app through my customized editor and reader. I offer 50/50 split for the revenue share Apple provides.

    I can send you screenshots of the 2 apps I’m releasing, if you’re interested.

    Thanks!

    Best regards,

    Jason Banico
    http://www.banico.com.au

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Jason,

      I’m interested in the possibility, though I would like to discuss further details before agreeing to anything.

      Thanks,

      -JM

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  2. Heather Norcross

    JM, most of your other series aren’t showing up oh goodreads.com. Just thought you wanted to know. I gave birth to our son, Joseph, exactly three weeks ago and read through the Ghost series and Demonsouled when he’s sleeping or my hubby is taking a turn.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Heather,

      Congratulations on the new baby!

      Thank you for the kind words about the Demonsouled and Ghost books. As for Goodreads, I probably don’t pay as much attention to it as I should, but sometime this coming week I mean to go through and clean up my profile a bit.

      -JM

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  3. Lee Butler

    I was wanting to know how to purchase an autographed copy of one of the demonsouled books. I like to get an autographed book from all of the different authors
    that I like.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Lee,

      Thanks!

      Unfortunately, almost all my books are in electronic format. There are a few physical copies of Demonsouled floating around yet, but they’re all in hardback. If you wanted to mail one to my PO Box, I could sign it and ship it back to you.

      Email me at jmcontact @ jonathanmoeller.com if that’s something that would interest you.

      -JM

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  4. richard peake

    Hi JM, congrats on the books, I came across a recommendation to your demonsouled book, so I thought is download it on the kindle,

    Wow, really enjoyed it, very good very professional and very enjoyable,

    Keep up the good work I look forward to reading more of your work.

    Feel free to read my book Runes Tales, and leave Amy feedback because hey that’s how we improve.

    Rich

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for the kind words about DEMONSOULED, and I hope your own books do well.

      -JM

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Richard,

      Basically, you need to make your book free on Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords first. (You can get it to go free on B&N and iTunes by setting it to free on Smashwords and then letting Smashwords distribute it to B&N and iTunes, which usually takes a few weeks. Now that Kobo has its own self-publishing portal, you can just set it to free there.)

      Then, once the book is free on all the other sites, you go to the “tell us about a lower price” link on the book’s Amazon page and enter the links. It helps if you can get friends to do so as well.

      -JM

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  5. Jonathan Smith

    Hi,

    I am just curious how “Worlds to Conquer” fits into the Tower of Endless Worlds series. Or if they are related in any way?

    Jon

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Jon,

      Basically, “Worlds to Conquer” is the older version of the first book of THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS. Way back in 2008 the first book of THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS was published as “Worlds to Conquer.” Earlier this year I got the rights to the book back and published it (and the three previously unpublished sequels) as ebooks.

      -JM

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  6. Zac

    Hey Jonathan,
    Thanks for writing DEMONSOULED and keep up the good work. I’m reading through Soul of Sorcery now and am amazed at how well the series has come together. Just wanted to drop you a quick line of encouragement – keep up the good work!

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Zac,

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them. I’m also very pleased to report that the sixth book, SOUL OF SKULLS, is almost complete, and will be out before the end of the month.

      -JM

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  7. Nicholas Thome

    Hi, Jonathon. I have read your book DEMONSOULED and loved it more than most books I read. You are one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to finaly finish the series. I am 13 and am wondering if you have any advise for a young fantasy writer. Thank you!

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      Concerning writing advice, I’ll have a longer answer for you tomorrow as part of my weekly Reader Question Day – I’ll post a link here when it’s ready.

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  8. Amber Larson

    Just really wanted to say thank you for some wonderful reading. Your books are more than a little addictive. Thanks again!

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  9. Jade Rivers

    I am almost finished reading the first book in your “Ghosts” series, and I really like it! I was, however, distracted by multiple word omissions, grammar issues, and slight inconsistency of character. It seems you are writing at a speed that precludes the possibility of self-revision, and you cannot depend on your software to catch subtle errors such as these. You have a flair for engaging readers with well-developed characters and provocative storylines, but I fear you will not be taken seriously until you take the time to address these issues. PLEASE, this advice does not come from a negative place, hire an editor to find and correct these mistakes. There is endless potential in your writing, spend the time to develop and perfect it, as your character Caina did in the story. No time spent in pursuit of this goal is wasted.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked the book.

      The typos are indeed a problem I need to fix. My experience with hiring editors has been uniformly negative, and I haven’t found someone reliable I can trust yet. I’m still looking, though.

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    2. Benjamin

      I also noticed this in the demonsouled. Horsenames being mixed up, typos, and once even a character name swap in their dialogue. Not hating here, love the stuff. Wish I could go through and fix it for ya.

      I totally wish I could go through and correct them. But I’ll stand for posting here. Haha..

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  10. kaitlyn eagle

    Hi I’m writing a book report for class on your book child of the ghost and I was wondering if you can answer a few questions like why you began writing ? How long have you been writing? If you have any writing routines? And if there anything else interesting about your writing style that you would like to share. Thank you for your time

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  11. kaitlyn eagle

    Hi JM
    I’m writing a book report for class on your book child of the ghost and I was wondering if you can answer a few questions like why you began writing ? How long have you been writing? If you have any writing routines? And if there anything else interesting about your writing style that you would like to share. Thank you for your time

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  12. Hal

    I have a question about your book, Ubuntu The Desktop Beginner’s Guide.

    I’ve tried various Linux distros for 10 years… and always I finally run into something that no matter how/where/why I search, I can’t get a “usable” answer. For example, Adobe flash for viewing videos clips and such, how to burn a CD, and other things that any computer today should already have on it and ready to roll.

    I have an eBay business where I have to list items to sell on eBay. I need to be able to do that as easy as I still do it on Windows XP.

    I need to be able to download music, access it, and burn it onto CDs, or transfer it to my mp3 player, whether the player is an iPod, or my Android phone.

    I need to be able to connect my Linux computer to a TV and stream a Netflix movie.

    I need a browser that has all the plugins ALREADY installed.

    I need to print some documents, or eBay mailing labels without searching the world for a driver, without reading unintelligible “How-tos.” None of the documents that I would create need anything more than what “Word Pad” can do.

    I need to be able to load photos from my camera to the Linux machine, access the photos EASILY, and then resize them for uploading to eBay, or sending a picture to my kids. For example, my 16 MB camera takes good photos but the photos are 3 MB or larger sometimes, and email programs and eBay doesn’t like some of those BIG files. Microsoft had a simple picture resizer that works slick as a whistle.

    I DON’T NEED to manage users, permissions, create web servers, blogs, etc.

    In the end, I need a Linux machine that works like Win XP does, but since XP dies pretty soon, I need a new OS, and I tried Win 7… sent that machine (a Lenovo laptop) back.

    So here’s the question: Will your book Ubuntu Desktop Beginner’s Guide get me there? I DO have some tech savvy so I’m not a total newbie to Linux or computers in general.

    A quick YES or NO will suffice, with maybe a little comment from you.

    Many thanks… and I’m hoping for the best. Your book might be the way to get me “the best.”

    Hal
    Oregon

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      No.

      “In the end, I need a Linux machine that works like Win XP does, but since XP dies pretty soon, I need a new OS, and I tried Win 7… sent that machine (a Lenovo laptop) back.”

      Unfortunately, I’m afraid there’s no such thing. Whether Windows 7, 8, a Linux distribution, or a Mac, there’s going to be a learning curve and things that work differently than in Windows XP.

      Good luck with your search!

      -JM

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  13. Alethea

    Hi, I was wondering if you would consider doing a map for the Demonsouled world? It’s my favorite series and i have never been able to figure out where exactly everything was supposed to be located, if it was on a map.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about DEMONSOULED! I’m glad you liked the books. A map for DEMONSOULED is in progress, along with some other things. πŸ™‚

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  14. Ed Webb

    Hi Jonathan

    I have read all of the ghost books from the first free one to where I’m now waiting on Ghost in a Maze, in just the past two months or so. Just could not stop! But I do have one major thing I’d like to bring up to you. I hope you have someone proof read your new books before you release them. There are SO many errors (missing or extra words in a sentence or wrong words (see instead of sea)) in all the books it was unreal. I have been helping an other author with his dads books (The Bandworld series) He pays me $100 per book and I’d be happy to help you for the same because I love your books just as much. But even if you don’t want my help PLEASE have someone do it! Just hard to recommend people to buy them with all the errors in them. It’s like they aren’t done yet. Sorry… But not to worry, even if you don’t use me I’ll keep reading your books because even with the errors there GREAT!!

    Thanks for the great books! Can’t wait until the next book is released…

    Ed

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  15. kelly

    Just wanted to say I love the Ghost series. Its nice to have a heroine of her capabilities in books! When I read the first one I had to keep reading and cant wait till the exile 2 comes out! As long as you keep writing, I will keep reading! πŸ™‚

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you have liked them, and if people keep reading them, I’ll keep writing them. πŸ™‚

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  16. Michelle

    Hi, Jonathan!
    I read your book CHILD OF THE GHOSTS and it was really great.
    It was so good, I wanted to present it in our German lessons, because we had to find a book we really liked.
    We had to tell some things about the story of the book , the relationships between the main characters… and the autor as well.
    …well, all I wanted to say is, in the german web, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to find about you. It is to late to find out anything more about you now, and the last thing I want to do is to force you to tell everybody everything about your own private things. But it is very difficult to tell my classmates anything leastways trivial about you (like something you find about Kerstin Gier at wikipedia) when tere is no information published. I also took enough courage to write this now but I should have asked earlier.
    I hope you can forgive me to write this so late and hope you do not think bad of me now.
    I apologise if I seemed rude in any way.
    Also, IΒ΄m german so IΒ΄m sorry as well for all mistakes that might be here. Oh, and one last thing: keep writing some more awesome books!
    IΒ΄m a fan and I will ever be.
    Michelle

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Hi Michelle,

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      No need to worry about being rude. πŸ™‚ I generally don’t write about myself, because my life is fairly uneventful (and I prefer it that way) – I get up, go to work, and drink too much coffee in the process, so it wouldn’t make for interesting reading.

      -JM

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  17. Rebecca

    I hate windows 8 with a burning passion. I like mac but think most of their products are grossly overpriced.I’m considering purchaseing your beg. Ubuntu book. Which Linux distribution do you recommend for a laptop?

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  18. Rebecca

    Also I’ve purchased and read all your ghost novels. I use them as a reward for the end of a busy week otherwise I would get nothing done.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      Concerning Ubuntu and laptops, the brand is generally less important than whether or not there are good Linux drivers available for the individual devices in the laptop. Like, if you get a laptop with an Intel graphics adapter and an Intel wireless card, you’ll probably be in good shape, since Intel’s Linux driver support is typically pretty good. NVIDIA’s Linux drivers are pretty good as well. Avoid laptops with ATI graphics, since the AMD/ATI Linux situation isn’t good, and Broadcom and Realtek wireless drivers are often quite bad on Linux. You can check which devices are known to work with Ubuntu here:

      http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog/

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  19. Liz

    Hello

    I just had a question about the short stories in the “Ghosts” and ” Ghost Exile” series. I was wondering if there is a chance that you might consider putting several of them together into one ebook? Maybe 2 fused ebooks making up all the short stories from “Ghosts” and then when/if you write a few more for ” Ghost Exile” put those into a collective ebook as well?

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      I’m definitely planning on doing a few anthologies of short stories once I’ve built up enough of them.

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      1. Liz

        Yay! That would be awesome! And for the record, I’ve bought all the “Ghost ” and “Ghost Exile” books and I adore Caina and the others. I think you’ve definitely improved as a writer from earlier works as well. Kudos

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        1. jmoellerwriter Post author

          Thanks! Given the amount of practice I’ve had (DEMONSOULED was in 2001), I would hope I’ve approved. πŸ™‚

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  20. Ann

    I started reading the Ghost series this week and I am really enjoying the series. Question, the main books are numbered but the short stories for both The Ghost and Ghost Exile series are hard to determine reading order because Amazon shows them in some instances as either World of the Ghosts or The Ghosts and either Ghost Exile or World of Ghost Exile. Can you provide a reading order list for the short stories in these two collections?

    Thank you.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      Generally, the short stories can be read in any order. That said, here is the complete chronological order of both the novels and the short stories:

      Child of the Ghosts
      Ghost Aria
      Ghost in the Flames
      Ghost Dagger
      Ghost Light
      Ghost in the Blood
      The Fall of Kyrace
      Ghost in the Storm
      Ghost in the Stone
      Ghost in the Forge
      Ghost Claws
      Ghost Omens
      Ghost in the Ashes
      Ghost in the Mask
      Ghost Thorns
      Ghost Undying
      Ghost in the Surge
      Ghost in the Cowl
      Ghost Sword
      Ghost in the Maze
      Ghost Price
      Ghost Relics
      Ghost in the Hunt
      Ghost Keeper
      Ghost Nails
      Blood Artists
      Bound To The Eye
      Ghost in the Razor

      -JM

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  21. Bruce Fritz

    Hello Mr. Moeller,
    I just wanted to say that you are my favorite author I love every book you’ve written. They are the greatest books out there. Thank you for making my days better by allowing me to read these amazing books.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thank you very much for the kind words! I am glad you found the books enjoyable. πŸ™‚

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  22. Chelsie

    Hello,

    I’d like to inquire if it’s possible to purchase advertising space on jonathanmoeller.com

    If there is any space available please let me know and we could discuss further details.
    Looking forward to your positive reply.

    Thanks,

    Chelsie

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      I usually only get about 150 views a day, so it’s generally not worth it to buy advertising on this site.

      -JM

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    2. jmoellerwriter Post author

      I usually only get about 150 views a day, so it’s generally not worth it to buy advertising on this site.

      -JM

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    3. jmoellerwriter Post author

      I usually only get about 150 views a day, so it’s generally not worth it to buy advertising on this site.

      -JM

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    4. jmoellerwriter Post author

      I usually only get about 150 views a day, so it’s generally not worth it to buy advertising on this site.

      -JM

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  23. Jen

    Jonothan, this is an absolute first for me. I’ve never cared to visit an authors page before let alone felt compelled to leave a comment. I am on Book 9 of the Ghost series and am really enjoying it. I would like to know who is proofing for you since I am coming across more frequent misspellings or grammatical errors the further I go I to the series. Aside from that, why in Gods name over the course of 8 books has no one forged a set of ghostsilver throwing knives. She is constantly in need of the distance, they certain have the funds and associations. It’s brought up in each book how the dagger isn’t balanced for throwing, at some point can’t she do something clever like get a set forged? Sorry it’s been a huge peeve, after awhile I would think that would be a natural progression. Really though I am enjoying this and look forward to the exile set

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      I’ve had mixed results with proofreaders, alas, as you have seen. πŸ™‚

      Concerning the ghostsilver daggers, ghostsilver is really, really rare. Like, the entire wealth of a nation rare. The ancient Iramisians knew how to make ghostsilver, but they’re not around any more. So there are only a few hundred extant ghostsilver weapons in the world. The Ghosts have most of them, and they don’t want to lose any.

      -JM

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  24. Luka

    Hi
    this is Luke and I would like to say thanks for writing Ghost in Throne, It is a great book and a great read. And I would like to to ask a question, In one of the other books you said Sliver or some name like that and burns people from the inside. When he tried to burn Caina and she resisted, then when she threatened to kill herself and tike it with her it left here and left some of its power inside Caina. Shouldn’t she be able to use it because it is not and art but a but something now part of her?

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      The part of the Sifter that was left inside Caina withered and died in short order – sort of like when a wolf gnaws its own leg off to escape a steel trap. So it didn’t have any long-term effect on her.

      (In terms of storytelling mechanics, I hadn’t decided at that point if I wanted the Huntress or the Sifter to be Caina’s long-term nemesis, and I eventually went with the Huntress.)

      The important point about Caina’s encounter with the Sifter is that she can be possessed, but she cannot be controlled by the possessing spirit, just like with the Moroaica. That will be important again later. πŸ™‚

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      I hope so. I have another series all plotted out for her and Corthain and Raelum, but I haven’t found the time to get to it yet.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Maybe. Audiobooks are hideously expensive to produce (like, $200 per hour of narration), so I haven’t found a good way to do it yet.

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  25. Georgann Skimerhorn

    I got the first four Frostborn as a free omnibus at Amazon and loved them so much, I bought every one after. When will the next one come out? Highly recommend for everyone!

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you liked the books.

      I’m hoping to start on THE FALSE KING in May, and have it come out sometime this summer.

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  26. Perry

    A couple (or three) of questions for you:

    1. I know it was talked about before, did you ever get around to getting maps done for any of your series – especially Demonsouled?

    2. Which RPG setting would most like to see your books in, not that I am considering trying my hand at it just curious.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      1.) I do have a DEMONSOULED map now. You can find it here:

      http://www.jonathanmoeller.com/writer/?page_id=6516

      2.) I think THE GHOSTS setting would be the best, since it’s the most developed, and you could run the greatest variety of campaigns around it – one in an urban area like Malarae or Istarinmul, or something centering around thieves in the Ghosts or sorcerers in the Magisterium.

      That said, I think FROSTBORN would be the best for a dungeon crawl – the PCs could go to someplace like Urd Morlemoch or Khald Azalar.

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  27. Antonio Small

    How in the world do you write so much and such diverse topics?

    How did you learn both fiction and non-fiction writing?

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    1. Perry

      Practice, practice and more practice. He has several blog posts where he talks about writing 4-5000 words a day, sometimes more. One he mentions starting out at 1000 or 1500, then gradually pushing upwards. He releases a book every 5-6 weeks or so.

      It’s crazy, I like to write but I am nowhere near that amount a day.

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    2. jmoellerwriter Post author

      The non-fiction stuff actually has a really long answer, so watch for a blog post on the topic in a few days!

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  28. Perry

    Have you had issues with books being returned by buyers on Amazon? I just saw a post on G+ with a petition asking Amazon to stop allowing books to be returned after the sample is read.

    I know Kobo has a no return policy.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      It hasn’t been a problem – it’s something like 1 to 2 percent a month, so low I don’t even bother tracking it.

      I do think a generous return policy is a good idea. Yes, there will be serial abusers, but most of them are pirating their ebooks anyway (and Amazon does have a history of banning users who return too much digital media). To be candid about it, I think this is a complaint of newer writers, one who still take a return *personally*. Like, whenever you see a petition demanding that Amazon police Goodreads reviews or 1-star reviews on Amazon, at the root it’s usually either a new-ish writer who just got her first 1-star review and lost her mind over it, or a group of writers that got into a spat with each other and started giving each other 1-star reviews.

      In the end, I suspect a relatively generous return policy goes a long way towards building customer goodwill, which is probably one of the reasons why Amazon dominates online retail so much. A returned ebook isn’t great, but it’s vastly better than a reader who is stuck with an ebook he hates, and will let all and sundry know that he hates the ebook rather than returning it and forgetting about it. πŸ™‚

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  29. Perry

    Just thought I would drop a note here to say thank you for inspiring my youngest son (he is 17) to write! I have given him to links to all the blog posts you have written (or the ones I could find anyways) about self publishing and he has looked into them all. He has been typing away on some dystopian type short stories. Not sure, at this point if he will actually publish any of them but he is happy to be doing it.

    Thanks!

    One question though, do you use Scrivener from start to finish when working on your book or do you use a word processor then use Scrivener to clean up the formatting? Looking into it for both my son and I.

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      Thanks! Hope he enjoys writing the stories.

      I currently use Word 2016 or LibreOffice Writer to do the actual writing and editing, and then to create the ebook file, I use Sigil to create the EPUB file, and Calibre to convert it to MOBI for Amazon. I’ve thought about learning Scrivener, but I’ve never gotten around to it. The process I have now works fine, and Scrivener has a bit of a learning curve. Also, I do my writing on three different computers depending on where I am on that particular day, and it’s easy to keep the files synced with Word/LibreOffice. Not sure how Scrivener would handle it. But I had heard good things about Scrivener.

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        1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

          Nah, I write the whole thing in Word as one big file. Easier to find stuff. Though I do edit and create the ebook chapter-by-chapter.

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          1. Perry

            When you convert in Calibre, is the .DOCX output Smashwords compatible? I won’t likely hit your level of production but I think I have a couple books in me.

          2. Jonathan Moeller Post author

            Actually, no. Smashwords only takes DOC files, so you would have to save the DOCX output as a DOC first.

            That said, the easiest way I’ve found of dealing with Smashwords is a program called Jutoh. It’s not free, but it doesn’t cost much, and it used to take me a couple of hours to prepare a document for Smashwords. Now it’s just point and click with Jutoh.

  30. Theresa Reti

    Hi,

    I left a previous post under the “free ebooks” tab, hope you check there from time to time.

    I absolutely love the Frostborn series.

    I need more.

    Thanks,

    Theresa

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  31. Karen H

    Hi,

    I’m somewhat puzzled. I see that you have written a lot of fantasy books, but you also seem to be somewhat geeky and into Ubuntu etc, plus you are quite sociable online. How does that work? A sociable geek? I mean, I am part of the techy community too and most of the geeky things here struggle to socialise, let alone have sufficient imagination to write fantasy books!

    I have to take my hat off to you sir, I admire how you are able to make the different facets of your life coexist happily.

    Please tell me how you get your inspiration for your books.
    πŸ˜‰

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks for the kind words!

      It is kind of funny to hear that, because I’m really not all that sociable. If I wasn’t a writer, I wouldn’t be on social media at all. I just follow a couple of rules – I set aside a half hour every day to answer emails and tweets and comments, and I avoid personal topics and politics.

      Also, I think it’s important to stay grateful. People who contact me usually have bought one or more of my books, taken the time to read them, and then taken the time to write to me. So I’m grateful for that, and it’s only polite to write back.

      Most of my book ideas come from ancient and medieval history – SOUL OF SORCERY was based on the Thervingi invasion in the Late Roman Empire, and THE GHOSTS series is sort of based on what I think the Western Roman Empire would have been like if it survived to the Renaissance, albeit with more sorcerers.

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  32. Logan

    Hi JM, i’m Logan, I am a massive fan of your frostborn books and I just wanted to thank you for the amazing series. I’ve been incredibly inspired by your writing. keep up with the amazing work and I wish you best of luck for your next books. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the FROSTBORN books, and I hope to have the next one in the series out by the end of 2016.

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  33. Malcolm

    Hi JM
    I am a massive fan I have read every series you have written so far except wizard of the white council which I’m half way through and Destroyer of worlds which is on my Kobo ready to start. Trouble is having now read everything is there going to be any more from the ghosts or demonsouled or frostborn, or cloak games or any of the other brilliant series.
    I’m not looking forward to the prospect of finding a new author to read until your next books are out so will keep my eye out but id be grateful for a heads up of whats in the pipeline so that I know what to look forward too

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you liked the books.

      I’m almost done with the next FROSTBORN book, and I hope to have that out in the coming week. After that, there will be another CLOAK GAMES book in December.

      In 2017, I’m going to alternate between FROSTBORN and CLOAK GAMES until FROSTBORN is done. Then I will start a new GHOST series and a new epic fantasy series.

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  34. Malcolm

    Fantastic. I’ve bought the Next frostborn book and look forward to the new series. I don’t know how you write so much and so many series whilst not losing the quality of the stories. Keep it up and Thank you for the hours of entertainment.

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Many thanks! I am glad you have enjoyed the books.

      I’ve had a lot of practice at this point, so hopefully the books reflect that. πŸ™‚

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  35. Tiffiny Sarradet

    Hi JM,

    I’ve just finished your Third Soul Omnibus Two. I started with Demonsouled/Mask of, then read Frostborn and Ghosts/Ghost Exile, so I’m pretty familiar with your work! I’m also an Amazon top reviewer.

    Obviously, I enjoy your books. Stories which are completely unique, not recycling any other author’s style, characters, creatures, or anything else are fairly hard to find, and it’s always such a pleasant surprise when we come across them. You, however, take pleasant surprise and turn it into pure excitement! Each series you create is entirely original as well as quite lengthy (and as a fan of Drizzt, long series are obviously a personal favorite).

    All of that said, I do have one problem with your writing. Please, for the sake of your fans, consider editing your work. In each of the many books I’ve devoured, there have been literally hundreds of mistakes and typos. A missing word here, extra word there, and other very simple mistakes are everywhere. The stories, characters, plot lines…. everything you write is so wonderful, publishing it with up to six simple mistakes on one page is like shooting yourself in the foot.

    I don’t say this to be critical. I say it because not everyone realizes how much damage simple errors can do to a book. I’m bedridden and terminal. For me, reading is the only way I can truly escape the pain. The ability to lose myself in another world is my only refuge, and I’m infinitely grateful to the authors who create those lovely places. Every time I come across one of these simple errors, it’s like my mind glitches, does a double take, and reality comes crashing back. It ruins the experience for more of your readers than you might think, sir, and it would be such a simple thing to fix.

    Thank you for the wonderful people and places you give to the world, Mr. Moeller. I wanted you to know just how much they can mean to some readers because reading isn’t always about entertainment. For people like me, it’s the only way to stay sane! I sincerely hope I haven’t offended you and genuinely look forward to any and every book you may offer in future.

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the books.

      We’re trying some new things in the book process in 2017, so hopefully that will tighten up the typo problem.

      (I admit I don’t usually respond to or acknowledge criticism, but you did write a nice comment. Thanks for that!)

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  36. Scott Lamb

    I have been an Avid reader of all sorts of books for my entire life, I’m 61 now, a true old fart lol. I really enjoy your Frost born books. They are the only ones I have read so far and only the first 4. I will continue to read them and more I’m sure. I am a business owner and an old gamer. Keep up the great writing,!

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the books. In another week, I think I should be ready to release FROSTBORN #14.

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  37. Scott Kopetski

    I’ve Read all of the Frostborn books so far and I am very entertained. I see the Frostborn short story books detailing parts of the Frostborn “world”. Is there any plan to release them as a bundle?

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  38. Perry

    I was going through some older blog posts, and noted some interesting facts:

    July 2013 – you sold your 100,000th book – so ~2years to sell the first 100k books
    April 2016 – you sold your 400,000th book – a little less than 3 years to sell the next 300k

    I am pretty sure I saw post saying you already hit 600k, but can’t find it! Impressive, keep it up!

    Now a question for you about the creation of the Frostborn plot. Did you write the plot knowing it would be 15 books, or did you write the plot then look at the rhythm of the plot to decide where the breaks are?

    How often do you look at something you just wrote and ask yourself where that scene or dialogue came from?

    Creating that initial plot for me is the most difficult part of the process.

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks! I think as of February I got up to 700k, but I haven’t done the final math yet.

      I did plot out the entirety of the FROSTBORN series back in late 2012, and I did plan for 15 books from the beginning. There were changes during the writing, though. I think the biggest changes were the expansion of Mara’s role, the addition of the Traveler, and the fact that Imaria Licinius and Morigna were originally supposed to be the same character.

      “How often do you look at something you just wrote and ask yourself where that scene or dialogue came from?”

      Not too often – usually something unexpected is a logical result of something I wrote/decided earlier.

      Writing the initial outline is difficult, since it’s sort of the activation energy for the whole process. But I’ve always found that outlining first helps avoid problems later.

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      1. Perry

        The plot work you did for Frostborn had to have been as big an ebook on its own!

        Re-read the way you described your plot writing process in another post and I can see where I can improve my own process.

        Time for me to get cracking!

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    1. jmoellerwriter Post author

      It was interesting to read! My experience meshes pretty well with it. Something like a quarter of my sales came off Amazon UK last year, and about 7% was Kobo.

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  39. Malcolm

    Hi I Know you have just written The finale to the frostborn series and are starting a new adventures for the Ghost series and continuing the adventures in Cloak games but do you have any plans to do anything else with Mazael and the demonsouled world.

    Thanks for the hours of entertainment

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      I do have an outline for another DEMONSOULED series, but I haven’t been able to get to it yet. Maybe in 2018?

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  40. Malcolm

    Hi Just to let you know Kobo beat you too it and emailed about Frostborn The Shadow Prison before your release email arrived, so by the time your release letter arrived I had already bought it and into chapter 1.

    Thank you

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  41. Micki Kuhlmann

    Do you have a list of your books available in an audio format? I did see the first three books in the Frostborn series are available on Hoopla, but I couldn’t find any additional information – thanks.

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      At the moment, the 1st three Frostborn books are in audio. Tantor Audio is going to do the first 5, and the next one should be out on 5/16.

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  42. Sierra Pomeroy

    Hi! I just wanted to say I love your Ghost and Ghost Exile series! I’m obsessed with Caina I absolutely love her. But I was just wondering if the other books are going to come out for the Ghost series. I have the first 3 on paperback and I would love have your other ones sitting on my bookshelf along with them. Please reply when you can on here or you can email at pomeroysierra7782@gmail.com.
    Thank you.

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    1. Jonathan Moeller Post author

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked the GHOSTS books. The next one will be GHOST IN THE RING, and it should come out in June if all goes well.

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