Author has written 3 stories for Harry Potter.
“Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.”
"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one."
"The editor is always right. The corollary is that no writer will take all of his or her editor's advice; for all have sinned and fallen short of editorial perfection. Put another way, to write is human, to edit is divine."
"I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops."
Hi, I'm D.B. Shaw, you can call me Brody or D.B. or whatever you like really it's not like I have any control over it.
My main fandom is Harry Potter in which I ship Draco/Hermione, Lucius/Narcissa, Aberforth/Goat and Dumbledore/Sherbert Lemons. Ok those last two might not have been serious... I can write for other ships if I want to, I don't have shippers goggles permanently attached to my face. I felt like Deathly Hallows was a bit of a let down and because HBP takes most of the characters out of Hogwarts my fics will either fall into the AU HBP timeline or post Hallows AU, possibly ignoring some of the underplayed deaths (Lupin/Tonks was appauling.)
I am a published poet (under a pseudonym) and soon to be published co-author and illustrator in the first of a series of children's books. These are aimed at very young children, we've got a fairly small advance and it will probably be a limited print run but if the first run is successful then we will receieve an invitation to publish more. Again this will be published under a pseudonym and I won't be listing my titles in this space.
UPDATE: Our kids book has been withdrawn from it's former publisher because we were getting screwed over royally, so we're taking it elsewhere. It's probably going to take a while to get this sorted and I'm probably going to end up dropping my name from the project entirely as my co-author wants to put my real name on the cover and since I refuse to use my real name professionally I'm not happy.
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