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The Free Copies

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2012 at 11:49 am


One of these will land you a free copy of Another Broken Wizard

One of these will land you a free copy of Another Broken Wizard

Good news for all of you who received a Kindle over the Holidays. For the next three months, Another Broken Wizard will be available for free in the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. So if you own a Kindle or are an Amazon Prime member, pick up a free copy.

Although it costs you nothing, each free copy you borrow helps Another Broken Wizard in Amazon’s system, and makes the author some money. So even if you’re not sure you’d like it, or already have a copy, please pick up a free one, and tell your friends.

If you don’t have a kindle and aren’t an Amazon Prime member, the e-book is a hair under five bucks and the paperback is a shave under ten.


The Harvard Connection

In Uncategorized on December 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

If you’re in the Boston area, the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge is selling newly-printed copies of Another Broken Wizard using its state-of-the-art Espresso Book Machine. A new paperback edition of Another Broken Wizard is a perfect gift for the reader or New Englander in your life. So be sure to stop in and pick up a copy. It’s a great way to do your holiday shopping, check out a nifty machine and support a forward-looking book store in one quick visit.

Check it out here:

Also, I’ll be on the Jordan Rich show on WBZ Radio to talk about Another Broken Wizard on January 28, at 2011 at 1 AM. So, if you’re in Massachusetts, tune in!

The Shirt in Action

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

abw shirt

The Holiday Write-Up

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

If you’re in Worcester, be sure to pick up the latest issue of The Pulse, which has a nice write-up of Another Broken Wizard. It’s a follow-up to the wonderful review it published before the book came out.

The Fresh, Warm Copies

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2011 at 12:27 pm

If you’re in New York, pick up a copy of Another Broken Wizard at McNally Jackson Books. They will print you up a fresh, warm copy using their state-of-the-art Espresso Book Machine.

It’s a great way to do your holiday shopping, check out a nifty bit of machinery and support a unique, forward-looking bookstore in one fell swoop.

The Jack O’Connell Blurb

In Uncategorized on November 29, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Jack O’Connell, the Worcester-based author of The Resurrectionist, Box Nine and several other novels, has written the latest blurb for Another Broken Wizard.

He writes: “Another Broken Wizard is a terrific coming-of-age tale that rings utterly true. Dodds has a gift for conveying the sounds of his people and their world. He can make highway hypnosis as fascinating as a gang brawl. And he has a natural radar for locating the perfect detail to evoke the sense of what it feels like to be caught between the past and the future, between loyalty and logic, and between the security of the known and the impulse to evolve. Though I came of age in the primordial mists, it somehow felt like he was giving me a tour of my own past. Another Broken Wizard is compulsively readable. I’ll be giving this book to some of my friends.”

I met Jack at the Worcester County Young Writers’ Conference in 1992, when I was fifteen. Although he was talking to a room of us kids with just a few short stories to our credit, he spoke bluntly about the difficulties inherent in, and discipline required for a writing life. He made a lasting impression on me, and I am glad Another Broken Wizard has given me the chance to get in touch with him again.

The Reviews Keep Coming In

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

The latest review of Another Broken Wizard, from, is up!

Here’s an excerpt: “All the interactions are so realistic and empathetic, every character is flawed but deeply relate-able. And there’s a sadness that permeates the story of so many characters who are struggling to make life different from how it’s turning out, all in their own flawed way, and none of the issues are forced. It’s great… it kept me nostalgic for something that isn’t my story, isn’t my town, and I got really emotionally involved. I may have shed a tear at the beautifully foreshadowed climax, and I do not cry easily! Seriously. Give it a read.”

Many thanks to Bridget Kulakauskas at illiterarty for her thoughtful and thorough review. You can read it here:

Also, Amazon is selling the ebook of Another Broken Wizard for $2.50 now:

The paperback is just $9.95, in a handsome edition that will make a wonderful gift for the reader or New Englander in your life.

The Party, the Movie and the Reading

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Another Broken Wizard launch party over the weekend. It was a delightful evening of conversation, drinks, food, book signings and light archery.

Because of some technical difficulties, we couldn’t play the movie trailer in its entirety. You can see it here:

If you couldn’t make it out, you can still pick up a copy here:

In other news, I’ll be doing a reading with a few other authors at the KGB Bar in Manhattan on October 27th, at 7 pm. I hope to see you there.

The Two Month Mark

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Another Broken Wizard has been out for two months now. And so, until the end of October, I’m doing a giveaway on Goodreads. Pop by and enter to win a free paperback:

Also, I hope you can make it to the Another Broken Wizard Launch Party on October 9, in Brooklyn. It should be a blast. Drop me a line for details.

Lastly, I’m happy to announce that Another Broken Wizard has more than 20 reviews on Amazon. So, if you haven’t, go see what people are saying:

Thank you all so much for your help and support.

The Party

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

We are throwing a somewhat belated party to celebrate the launch of Another Broken Wizard. So if you’re in Brooklyn, or can get to Brooklyn by October 9th at 7pm, you should come by. There will be fine liquor, barbecue, conversation of all varieties, archery, a bonfire and even some books for sale. It will be a monumental time. We hope you can make it.

To check out Another Broken Wizard, and see what people are saying, just visit: