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About jthartke

It is well known that J. T. slew several dragons in the pasture near the farm where he grew up. Many other quests, often borne from the classic books of fantasy literature, confounded his days and long nights. Those journeys sprang forth from the pages of Tolkien, Feist, Jordan, and Eddings. J. T. kept his flashlight well hidden under a tent of blankets and pillows, for fear that an ogre might see the light after bedtime. After a long dark quest through a much feared land known as "Q'orp'orate Qubicle", he was cast out to find his own way. He spent some time cooking for an insane master. J. T. then took it upon himself to create his own quest -- and thus was born The Dragonsoul Saga.

Wow. I forgot what year it was.

Sorry I have not posted in a while. I’ve been busy not only getting “Book 2: A Darkness Unleashed” just as strong as possible, but also visiting with a lot of schools, from elementary through College Graduate level.  I talk … Continue reading

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A new Goodreads winner and new good news.

First, I want to congratulate our November winner on, Dorinda from Twelve Mile, Indiana.  Her book is in the mail, and I hope she enjoys it as much as our past winners have.  I think that’s the last giveaway … Continue reading

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We have another winner!

For those who follow on Goodreads, you know that we have had yet a third free giveaway of Book 1, A Balance Broken. This time, Sandy from Los Alamitos, CA won a copy, and it is on its way in … Continue reading

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New winners and new news!

First, I need to catch up on old business. (Surprise!) I want to congratulate Lucinda from Surrey in England on winning our first paperback giveaway on She finished “A Balance Broken” in less time than it took to ship … Continue reading

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Reflections on San Diego Comic-Con 2012 or #SDCC

So one word reviews come to mind like: “Wow.”, and “Wow!”, or even “Wow?”. It was intense, rewarding, exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, and a whirlwind. I met fans, saw famous folks (Anthony Bourdain and I premiered books at the same Comic-Con!), … Continue reading

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Now on to Book Two

The book is typeset and the art is complete.  The cover is beautiful, even the back blurb is epic, engaging, and a real winner.  But what is left…the hard part. Will folks read it?  Will they enjoy it?  Will I … Continue reading

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How quickly half a year passes…

So I was scrolling through my bookmarks, and realized I have not posted here in several months. We’ve been tied up in editing, art production, and preparing our marketing strategy. Oh, and I’ve been writing the books too… It’s amazing … Continue reading

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