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THANKS TO YOU FIRE BRINGER IS BACK IN PRINT VERSION

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Thanks to the Crowd Funding team who have made Dragon In The Post possible too, which comes on apace, filled with strange mythical animals and the wild adventures of Garth Madfall, the classic fantasy Fire Bringer is now available for Christmas, in hard copy print once more, as well as in eBook format from Phoenix Ark Press. You can get a copy directly by CLICKING HERE. It is also available via Amazon US and in Germany, Italy and France.

But for the Dragon In The Post team who backed the project and David’s work at £25 or more, before the perk price was lowered during the campaign, there will of course also be a free copy of Fire Bringer winging its way to you soon. Thank you all again.

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THE DRAGON ENDS AT INDIEGOGO, AT 102% FUNDED, BUT CONTINUES AT PHOENIX ARK PRESS

A very big thank you to the Street Team and everyone who supported me and the campaign!  It’s over on Indiegogo but now the adventure begins at Phoenix Ark Press.  So most of the perks available there are now available here and also linked to the project that stays up online on Indiegogo, with all our fun, talent and hard work.  People interested in still supporting, in being part of something, can go there then or be redirected to the page above here at Pre Ordering Dragon In The Post

Meanwhile it would be nice to raise some more for blind people and the 100 mile South Downs Way walk by clicking the button

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DRAGON IN THE POST HITS THE BBC AND THE KATIE MARTIN SHOW, IT MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENCE, SO DCD CHEERS UP AND GETS BACK ON THE SOUTH DOWNS!

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WELL,  there you go. Picked up from Storrington today and drove back to Southampton with Alex for a slot on the Katie Martin Show on BBC Radio Solent. Which made me absurdly nervous and forget most of the things I wanted to say. Katie Martin is very nice, and certainly onside, besides, celebrity media likes positive, but I guess you always feel you’ve a bigger story to tell! Not only that but with one contribution today, perhaps it ain’t about a Media rush at all, but me! Hey oh. You can hear it all, here and now, which exactly like the project is up On Line only for the next seven days:

GO HEAR DCD ON THE KATIE MARTIN SHOW! BUT TO ADD, YOU HAVE TO START AT 1:11:50

Which is partly why it was so great to walk it all off again and rejoin the South Downs Way, at the Chanctonbury Ring beyond little Washington. I’m afraid I owe the way a few miles. If you can find some dragon of storytelling here though it’s at these strange, rare ring mounds, and the track that winds up through knotted, tangled and ancient forest, back to the escarpment and the effort to rise above it all. They are either barrows, hill forts or just strange eruptions that curl up the land itself and in them you can see all the power of ancient myths and storytelling, like Mary Stewart’s dragon in The Crystal Cave. But after scrubby Southampton it was a joy to get back up there, under sun and cloud and set off again. Only a two hour straight walk, with no breaks, but always more surprises. So now you realise you’re getting closer and closer to the sea, after that clear, straight chalk path, with such beauty around, and quite a shock then to come over the brow and look down all the way to Brighton. Like the huge scar of a chalk quarry, that looks like a vast, white and unattended bowling alley, Brighton from the hills is frankly a blot on the landscape. Just because it’s man made and the memorial up here to someone’s “beloved South Downs” is so true, all about a love affair with the Downs growing in me too. Oh why, oh why though, did the song just before my little spot have to be Hewey Lewis and the bloody News, with The Power of Love – “makes one man cry and another sing.” If only they knew! That’s it though, it don’t take money, it don’t take fame…what will this take?

It was the stiff sea breezes gusting over the tops, in a glowing early evening, that made me feel I was already on a beach, or the downy, blowsy gentleness of it all, touched of course by the threat of power plants and Brighton Pleasure Pavillions that made everything seem at sea. But then, when the light moves and the clouds are high, when beetling track suddenly tumbles into mown pastures, these Downs not only become beloved, and feminine, and gentle, but you see entirely why England was always a part of the sea beyond and all is one. To get more real, I thought of Orwell and Animal Farm, as I came through a piglet farm, with sweet new snorters nudging the mud, then huge sows squealing in the wind, as crows lined the fencing and got a bit depressed again. So to another tip into a river valley, as the river Arun follows the Downs to the East, the strangely unnerving sight of a sign saying Eastbourne only 40 miles.  I was making for The House of The Rising Sun!

So here I sit, amazed by the beauty of the hills and light above the wimpy homes, across the car park in Upper Beeding, at The Rising Sun pub, bemused that Miss Martin’s show hasn’t made the breakthrough either, pleased by the warmth of my hosts Sue and Barry, who are preparing for their three day beer festival, in the most popular of the three pubs here, because it’s all about people, and wondering why a posh bloke like me is chatting to a geezer about selling kitchen units, next to saucy postcard wallpaper, courtesy of a certain Dupenny down in blousy Brighton. Still, with all I know since coming to the country about real pub life, I must just have more fun. They’re a nice lot here, salt of the beeding earth, tattooed and all, and I am turning to comedy, as I chat to a guy with a cocktail business in Brighton called Mixology and try to mix it up. I have mucked up the route tomorrow, having travelled further than I thought, so will keep you posted. Sue does a cracking walker’s breakfast and the son of the house, going on about writers, how he isn’t educated or a reader, but loved The Shadow of The Wind, thanks to his ex girlfriend, may have saved my life in reminding me what it’s really about – writing and weaving inspiring stories. A girl at the bar who had gown home for a bit to watch a Bake Off moved me too in talking about Children’s Books and how people just don’t read any more.

You can crowd fund Dragon In The Post, right now, pronto, by going to Indiegogo.com and looking it up!

You can also sponsor my walk for the RNIB at JustGiving.com/David-Clement-Davies

The Rising Sun pub does good value pub grub and simple b&b, singles at £35 and £70 a double, with ensuite bathroom. Telephone 01903 814424

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THE SOUTH DOWNS WAY CHARITY WALK GOES INTO THE HAMPSHIRE DAILY ECHO TOO!

Splendid, just found out that after The Hampshire Chronicle ran a very positive little story, although only about the Dragon In The Post book project, now The Hampshire Daily Echo are running something on the charity element of The South Downs Way walk next week. It felt lovely to get a first independent donation of £50 today, that you can add to in sponsoring a writer by clicking

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Remember there is also a charity element in the book campaign that ends on August 27th if you take the £50 perk, whereby £10 will be donated to the RNIB too – BY CLICKING HERE AND PRESSING CONTRIBUTE NOW

Many thanks

DCD – Phoenix Ark Press

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PHOENIX ARK PRESS TURNS TO PRIVATE EYE!

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It won’t come out until there are only five days left to run of the heroic Dragon In The Post campaign, but you never know, so we’ve now turned to the funniest newspaper in the land, Private Eye, and placed an add in the back which reads as follows:

We’re nearly there, with a week to go! Help annoy nasty mainstream publishers
by crowd funding a once best selling author’s kid’s novel at
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dragon-in-the-post/x/8028980

Well, after being ticked off for words about ‘humdrum’ by The Hampshire Chronicle (shurely shome mistake – Ed), what can you do but chuckle and be creative? By the way, did I tell you about the school magazine I helped do in the age of the dinosaurs called ‘Private Parts’, that one of those donnish fellows at Westminster School called the best he’d ever seen? No? Thank God for that.

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The image and the cover of Private Eye is from the Wikepedia entry on the paper

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DAVID CLEMENT-DAVIES’ CLASSIC BOOKS RIDE IN TO SUPPORT THE DRAGON!

SONY DSCAt a thrilling 69% funded a very special new perk has just been put up at Indiegogo.com! It means that if you contribute at £45 to the project you’ll receive a signed copy of Dragon In The Post, with your name in the front, a copy of Claire Bell’s Ratha’s Creature but also be able to purchase a package of David’s classic Ebooks, worth up to $29.94 for under $5.95. Those eBooks are Firebringer, The Sight, Fell, The co-edition, The Telling Pool and The Terror Time Spies.

Since even we are in Amazon’s hands that discount has to be run as a Countdown Promotion, after the project closes, but only old and new backers at that level and above will be directly informed of when and the promotion time limits too. We cannot make the same mistake of just running promotions to support the project, since the last time it brought no new project contributions and nearly 8,000 free eBooks were downloaded!

To help us start that grass roots fire, break through in crowd funding and cross our finishing line by August 27th, please take advantage of this Super Promotion and take the £45 Perk by CLICKING HERE

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A NEW EXCERPT FROM DRAGON IN THE POST

At 69% funded and over £3,100 DCD publishes another except from Dragon In The Post you can read on WATTPAD or listen to the audios in blogs below.

You can join the adventure and contribute too by going to DRAGON IN THE POST IN INDIEGOGO

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A MEMORIAL, STEPHANIE JACKSON AND THE DRAGON STREET TEAM

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You know crowd funding feels a bit like fighting the first war, at times, and with Dragon In The Post a little stuck at 69% funded is sometimes like wading through mud, and perhaps just as futile trying to make a key breakthrough! But when you heart is at its lowest there come the Street Team again to inspire and surprise and, for yesterday’s Memorial for the opening of the First War, commemorated so extraordinarily beautifully in a river of poppies outside The Tower of London, 20 year old Stephanie Jackson’s lovely poem:

Upon the bloodied fields of red,
Above the canon roar,
Among the gathered soldier men,
‘Up and over’
Comes the call
‘Those who turn back you shall shoot’
No cowards will survive,
And into no man’s land
They fled
Upon the battle cry.
And now the fields are green again,
Where bodies fell and lay,
Oh so many years ago,
Upon this fateful day.

Stephanie Jackson August 2014

Whether we win or lose this fight I am so proud, so why not come and share your own work too, your ideas, passions, photos and paintings? Most especially we need a great push now and your interest and contributions by SUPPORTING DRAGON IN THE POST HERE

The photos are of the WWI river of poppies flowing around the walls of The Tower of London. The memorial remains there until November 5th.

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DAVID CLEMENT-DAVIES READS AGAIN FROM DRAGON IN THE POST

Agrings_of_Nyra_by_MoundfreekWonderful that we are 68% funded already, to crowd fund and send out the first edition book DRAGON IN THE POST. So DCD does another reading to encourage you all to please come on board now and back the project too. You can get a signed copy, in the post, Clare Bell’s Ratha’s Creature, support a 100 mile walk along The South Downs Way and receive many other perks by clicking here and BACKING THE DRAGON NOW

To hear the audio just click the arrow below. To hear the first reading too just CLICK HERE Thank you.

The picture is a painting for her own Dragon novel by one of our main backers and great member of the Street Team, Kelly Baker, up at the indiegogo gallery now

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WOAH, THE DRAGON JUMPS TO 68% FUNDED AND POLE POSITION AT INDIEGOGO SMALL BUSINESS

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Tremendous and thank you all, the Dragon In The Post project has just jumped to over 3K funded and is at 68%, while, with the time extension to the maximum 60 days allowed, it is now in pole position on the Indiegogo Small Business section at https://www.indiegogo.com/explore?filter_category=Small+Business

We also got into the Indiegogo Newsletter last weekend and are going to appear in the Hampshire Chronicle. A great meeting with the Street team just now and many more merriments to come. But now we really want to start a grass roots publishing fire, something truly authentic and remember this is not just for one book but many others, sent to you in the post.

If you would like to get all the Indiegogo updates direct, enjoy the wonderful gallery of fan art and films being done, get special perks, hear an audio reading and own a First Edition copy too, with your name in the front for supporting, then why not go to Indiegogo.com right now by clicking SUPPORT THE PROJECT NOW

You can also hear the audio reading by clicking the arrow below.

Many thanks.

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