Carl Hackman


After serving eighteen years in the British Royal Navy, Carl was medically discharged with a broken back and started his first novel. He had almost completed it when he had to put it aside to earn a living wage. He taught himself Visual Basic and became a computer programmer. Although it paid enough to live on he felt unfulfilled and be-came unhappy with the rat race. He and his wife decided to move to the Dominican Republic for a slower pace of life.
He started to write GERALD, his second novel. The first draft was completed within six months and went through revision after revision until he had it shining like a new penny. James Wymore saw the novel and championed it through a few more revisions and it was finally be published by Immortal Works as his debut novel in May 2017.
Since finishing GERALD, Carl has completed JAGUAR, the first novel he started, and has completed the second in the GERALD series. He is now half way through his fourth novel about an Anglo Saxon boy. They are all very different and say a lot about his interests in life. Fantastical worlds, animals and medieval England. When
Carl is not writing he paints animals and some of his art can be seen on his website.
In Carl’s ideal world he would be writing novels and painting magical creatures such as Dragons, Unicorns and Phoenixes.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, without them it would be harder to continue to write. I listen to their suggestions and welcome their thoughts on my writing. I hope that in return I can build worlds for them to explore and characters they will enjoy reading about, whether good or bad.
What are you working on next?
I am currently writing my fourth novel which is set in medieval England and follows the story of an Anglo Saxon boy as he moves into manhood.
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Carl Hackman, humorous fantasy author, talks about what is going on with his writing and his second passion, art. My art can be seen on Fine Art America, Deviantart, Art Station and on the art page of my website. Don't forget to subscribe and follow my social media to see what else I'm working on.

Gerald and the amulet of Zonrach - Trailer
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The tales of an up and coming wizard trying to make it to the top of his profession when height is the method of promotion or demotion. The most powerful wizards are not necessarily the oldest, but the tallest, and when each mistake can cost you inches, getting it right can be the difference between being a wizard or not. Gerald likes to take shortcuts, the results of which can be disastrous; not only for him, but for everyone and everything around him. And, as he is relatively new to the wizarding game inches are a precious commodity. GERALD BECOMES A WIZARD is the prequel short story to the series of novels about our erstwhile hero. It also contains the first chapter of GERALD AND THE AMULET OF ZONRACH, the first in the series, which was published in May 2017.


Gerald Becomes A Wizard
Series: Gerald. Price: Free! Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Life as a Royal Equine Poop Coordinator isn't the life for Gerald. His family business revolves around the rear end of horses, and as far as he is concerned, that is something he's not destined for. The life of a great wizard is on the horizon and Gerald is sure that when he reaches four feet eight his wizarding gene will kick in, and he will reach his dream of being a wizard. What could go wrong?

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fantasy    humor    magic    wizards   

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