Percival Constantine

Biography

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times.

In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of Pulpwork Press.

He currently resides in southern Japan, where he continues to work on future projects, both as a writer and letterer.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It varies a little from project to project and I'm always experimenting with different methods to see if something might work better for me. To begin with, I try to keep a notebook with me as often as possible, where I take notes and jot down ideas as they come to me. I start to bang out some rough plot outlines in there and then I take them into a mind-mapping program on my computer and start typing them out.

From there, I go into Scrivener and create some documents for the outline. Sometimes I'll outline specific scenes, other times I'll just have some basic beats written down. The nice thing about Scrivener is that it makes it really easy to skip around in the story and just write what I feel like writing, then reorganizing documents in the program binder is very simple from there.

Once I have the first draft, I print it all out and go through it with a red pen, correcting mistakes, making notes on things to revise, etc. After I input my revisions, I send them off to an editor.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is very important to me, since I believe a terrible cover can quickly turn off a potential reader. So I spend a lot of time trying to find the perfect image or images to use for the layout and once I find them, I manipulate them in Photoshop as needed, then import them into Illustrator to handle the logo design and text layout.

If I can't find the necessary images, I'll look to hiring an artist, but I'll still do the layout myself. I do have some experience as a cover designer, and I do design work for an independent publisher, but I highly recommend that if you don't know what you're doing, then invest the money in a good cover.
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Books

Luther Cross, Volume 1: The Reckoning
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Luther Cross has been through Hell—literally. Born of a mother he watched die, conceived as part of a demonic ritual, and raised by monks after being saved by a mysterious, murderous individual, Cross now makes what living he does through confidence schemes…and the death of demons.
Fallen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,730. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In the future, the forces of Heaven and Hell threaten all of existence. And the only one standing between them and the souls of mankind is a fallen angel, dedicated to destroying both sides...
SoulQuest
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,220. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a world of magic and monsters, a ragtag group of pirates, ex-soldiers, mystical beings and creatures of the night must seek out powerful artifacts to prevent a twisted sorcerer from gaining godlike power!
Dragon Kings of the Orient
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Series: The Myth Hunter, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,530. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Centuries ago, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, was imprisoned for trying to make himself a god. Now, he’s been released and he’s out for revenge on the beings responsible for his long exile--the Dragon Kings of the Orient! Standing in his way is Elisa Hill, the myth hunter. And the stakes have never been higher! Because if the Dragon Kings are destroyed, the oceans of the Orient will fall into chaos!
Outlaw Blues
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Series: Infernum, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,490. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Carl Flint was once an assassin for the shadowy organization called Infernum before a mistake led to disastrous consequences. Now he has the chance to make up for that mistake, but only if he comes out of retirement for one final job, a job that leads him into a conflict with a relentless government agent and a Colombian drug cartel. From Percival Constantine comes the follow-up to Love & Bullets!
The Lost Continent
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Series: The Myth Hunter, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,670. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Ancient civilizations. Gods and monsters. All the legends of the world have elements of truth to them. And to track down those legends, there are the myth hunters. Some of them, like Elisa Hill, are explorers, trying to learn more about the world we live in. And some are soldiers of fortune, whose only goal is to profit off them.
Love & Bullets
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Series: Infernum, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 34,850. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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When Agency operative Angela Lockhart goes rogue, it's up to Christian Pierce to bring her back into the fold. But Angela has her own reasons for joining the ranks of the international syndicate called Infernum. And its leader, the mysterious Dante, isn't willing to let his prized assassin go without a fight.

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