DONALD D. ALLAN is a Canadian author of fantasy and science fiction and a retired Royal Canadian Navy senior officer.
He is the GOLD winner of the Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards 2016 for the category Fantasy/Other Worlds for his debut novel Duilleog, the first novel in his New Druids series. His second novel, Craobh, is the BRONZE winner of the same award and category for 2017.
Donald lives with his wife Marilyn, son James, daughter Katherine, and dog Woody, in Ottawa, Canada.
Donald is currently working on Cill Darae, the fifth volume in the New Druid series, and a sci-fi novel involving nanobots from 3 billion years ago.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been reading my entire life. The conversion over to eBook was a difficult one for me but I saw the utility of it taking public transportation and during business trips. By converting over to eBooks I soon discovered a veritable treasure trove of tremendous tomes by many terrific indie authors I would have NEVER have been exposed to. So Indie Author was the logical place for me to start.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
To early to say. I like that it supports so many formats. A true one stop shopping location.
The world sees the return of druids to the land after being decimated by the Church of the New Order. A young man, the last of a long line of druids emerges with new found powers to challenge those who would strike harmony from the earth.
In a land where the druids have been eradicated and Gaea stands on the brink of wiping out mankind, awakens the last hidden druid. Will Arbor awakens his legacy of druidic powers and begins a journey of self-discovery.
Enter the world where the Church of the New Order seeks to destroy this last druid, remove the Lord Protector, and regain their control over the lives of the people of the Realm.