A R Shellnut


A R Shellnut is a woman that was unable to decide on one career path. With a BFA in graphic design, too many half filled sketchbooks to count, and now a published novel, she’s battling the odds to becoming the professional creative she always wanted to be. When not focusing on her latest project, she likes to play the violin with mediocrity, and dream of dusting off the second degree black belt in her closet while watching fighting anime.

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Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always had a more DIY mindset, and I like to have more control over certain things, especially anything related to my works. By self publishing I have no doubt in retaining full rights and ownership of my novels, from the content within to the artwork on the cover.
I was also deterred by the catch-22 of getting through the door of traditional publishing. Most large publishers will give little time to unknown authors, but to become a known author one must be published. I have also grown a wariness of vanity publishers, again relating back to the idea of retaining full rights to my works.
What are you working on next?
The Legend of The Downdraft series is my first series to make it to publication, and is planned to consist of 6 books.
Evasive Winds is the first book, and I'll soon start official work on the sequel: Sweltering Sands.
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The Legend of The Downdraft
Follow the blood stained adventures of the pirate ship The Downdraft, captained by notorious Bloody Anne Cash and her first mate Sea Salt Sam. The unlikely duo take on the skies as they battle other air ships, other pirates, and the unforgiving air force in a never ending quest for freedom, gold, revenge, and rum.

Evasive Winds

Price: $2.99 USD.


Evasive Winds
Series: The Legend of The Downdraft. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,580. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Samantha was a quiet barmaid until the mutinied pirate captain Bloody Anne Cash smashes into her life. Swept up in Anne's quest for revenge, Samantha can merely hope to survive as the unlikely pair hunt down the most feared pirate ship of the sky and sea: The Red Nightmare.

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