My sci-fi murder mystery Ten Little Astronauts is now available following a successful crowdfunding campaign by Unbound! Thanks to the 260 people who made this possible.

Damon L. Wakes was born in 1991 and began to write a few years later. He holds an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Reading. He has at various times taken up archery, fencing and kayaking, and has also learned to weave chainmail armour, ostensibly as research for books but mostly because it’s something to do.

Awkward third person biography out of the way, I may as well say a little about this site. Though I’m active in a few online communities, I think it’s important to have somewhere to post things more permanently: books, links, information, anything that’s useful all the time. That’s what you’ll find here on WordPress. Of course, if you want the latest news you can check my blog posts right here as well, or subscribe to my newsletter which goes out once a month.

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Twitter   In case you didn’t notice the tweets on this very page, yes! I’m on Twitter. Follow me for book-related news and various fascinating retweets. There’s some great stuff out there, and I’m always keeping an eye out for choice things to pass on.

deviantART   It may not be the most obvious place for a writer to hang about, but this is actually my favourite site for sharing work. The literature community there is comparatively small but tightly knit. If you like to write, I invite you to join!

Facebook   To be honest, I’m not a big Facebook user. Still, it’s a huge social network and so it makes sense at least to dabble. It’s also not the worst place in the world to find other writers.

Goodreads   If you love books, this is the place to be. Through Goodreads, I’ve found scores of marvellous new titles and rediscovered a great many that I’d enjoyed and since forgotten. There’s something immensely satisfying about building up a virtual bookshelf here.

Wattpad   More literature-specific than deviantART, this is where I share longer, more polished works. It has a very convenient reading app that’s great for keeping up with things as they’re written.

Smashwords   In my opinion, this is the best place to go for ebooks. One purchase gets you every format you could want, and they’re all DRM free.