Desmond Shepherd is the author of many novels and short stories, including the emotionally gripping tale Imaginary Me and the episodic series The Permanent Man. He writes for your enjoyment, to stimulate imagination and to provide an escape from your everyday life. He thanks you for reading the fictional journeys he writes.
He resides in an old farm house in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wonderful wife and three children.
You Have 22 Minutes I awake in darkness. Confused. How did I get here? Who am I? Of these things, I'm uncertain. A voice calls out to me, counting down to what I can only deduce is an inevitable conclusion. It says, "You have twenty-two minutes until the next displacement shift." Episode Titles Episode 1 - ...Until the Next Displacement Shift (free) Episode 2 - ...To Enjoy an Awkward Hot Shower (free) Episode 3 - ...To Avoid Becoming a Tasty Morsel (free) Episode 4 - ...To Prove Yourself a Capable Mommy (35 tokens) Episode 5 - ... Until You Unwittingly Become a Self-Traitor (38 tokens) Episode 6 - ...To Travel Through Ducts to Escape Your Abductors (37 tokens) Episode 7 - ...Until All Your Mistakes Make You a Failure (30 tokens) - Available 7/27/2021 Episode 8 - ...To Successfully Do It All Over Again (35 tokens) - Available 8/3/2021 Episode 9 - ...To Be the Creator of Your Origin Story (27 tokens) - Available 8/10/2021 More to come! Available exclusiv
In my last post, I spoke about "The Second Layer" of designing a book cover, which is making sure you title stands out well. Now we head to "The Third Layer". This one probably will seem obvious and it complements "The Second Layer" . It is your author name. It's important that your author name be positioned and sized correctly. There are a few approaches to this. For well known authors—for instance Stephen King or James Patterson—having the author name prominent and big on the cover is good. The reason is, their names are so popular that the author name sells the book more so than the book title sells it. As a self-published author you could use this thought process for your cover to give the impression that you are a popular author. Of course, your mileage will vary with this approach. The other option is to not allow the author name to dominate the content. So you would want it to be smaller than the title. You could even make it barely noticeable
What's this? A shadow drop release of Fram Gage and The Infinite Ability on audiobook? You better believe it! Originally, I had hoped to release this last fall, but with some unexpected delays, it didn't work out. Then, with the writing, editing and so forth of The Legend of Kyd Lumin added into the mix, I didn't get much of a chance to talk up this release. Voiced by Michel Young , who also read the Imaginary Me audiobook, this adventurous tale follows Fram Gage and his friends as they try to survive a competition gone wrong in The Ability Chamber. This story is fun for all ages and family-friendly. You can pick up your copy now on Audible or iTunes ! Enjoy!