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Derek Siddoway

Here’s to another year in the books and the unwritten chapter ahead of us! November 2023 marked my ten-year anniversary as a published author. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since a young indie author first uploaded Out of Exile to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Reflecting over the past decade of my […]

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Intro It’s becoming a standard line in these posts for me to exclaim how fast the year has gone. With 2022, it was probably because the year was such a fantastic one. I’ve got many things to be grateful for in my author career and amazing readers are at the top of the list. In

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Does anyone else feel like 2020 and 2021 blended together into a weird mega year? Certainly many amazing things happened in 2021, but much of the stress and anxiety of the previous year held on like a guard dog grabbing a burglar’s leg. As I reflect on the past twelve months, I have a greater

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I’m thrilled to share this recording of the Beast Mage description and announce the narrator for the Mana Beast series. Travis Baldree is one of the most talented sci-fi/fantasy narrators around and I knew at once he was the narrator for the job. I can’t wait to hear his full rendition! Recording begins in March

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I think enough has been said about the wild ride that 2020 was, so I won’t linger on it. I was no exception to the craziness of the year which affected my author productivity on several projects. Between the global happenings and the vastly expanded time the two MythRune Online books took to complete, I

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Intro My, what a year! Once again, the State of the Siddoway is the only blog post up on ye olde website. But that doesn’t mean I’ve gone silent! If you want to keep up with everything I have going on, be sure to JOIN MY NEWSLETTER. I send out two emails per month (plus

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Blows cobwebs away and wipes off dust Anybody there? Man, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated the blog (if you want to get the most current news and updates about my books, you should sign up for my bi-monthly newsletter) but I’m a sucker for tradition and nothing is more traditional around here than

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Whew. This year passed by in a crazy, wild blur of words. I’d be lying if I said I’m not a little glad that it’s over but I wouldn’t change the experiences I gained writing the Gryphon Riders Trilogy for anything. The series is doing really well so far! The majority of feedback has been

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Pre-order your copy of Windbreak here! Get an uncut first look at Windbreak, the concluding title in the Gryphon Riders Trilogy, below: Before anyone could stop her, Eva joined the fray. The complete chaos of her first pitched battle nearly topped her in her tracks. There appeared to be only twenty to thirty of the

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Like the rest of America, I woke up Monday morning and found myself speechless and stunned at what had transpired the previous night in Las Vegas.  Just three week prior I’d seen Jason Aldean in concert here at USANA and couldn’t fathom the living hell that descended upon that crowd of 22,000. Even though I

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