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aois21 publishing signs new author Paul Dickinson Russell

Author will develop first novel and cohost monthly podcast about the publishing process.

MOUNT VERNON, VA – aois21 publishing, LLC announced today the signing of Paul Dickinson Russell as an aois21 Creative. Russell is working on his first novel, the fantasy story, The Will of the Magi. Though still in the writing phase, Russell will be part of an experimental podcast series following the publishing process and the first aois21 Creative to use a Pubslush crowdfunding project.

The Will of the Magi is the story of Aiden, one born to fire, his father a peasant, his mother gone shortly after his birth. Born with the ability of the Magi, to channel and control one of the great elements; Fire. Born to a small, insignificant village, far away from the politics and realities of the kingdom he has been thrust into. His journey through this world will allow him, a man thought to be of no destiny, to have one greater than those of Kings and Magi. If only he can survive the perils of blood, flame, and magic.

This is Paul’s first novel, though he has been writing his whole life, having self-published a collection of short stories and poetry when he was in high school. Now in his late 20’s, Paul lives in the backwoods of New Jersey, making a living educating and entertaining children.

Paul has been developing his story over the past year with the guidance of aois21 Editor in Chief Corey Parker. Now with his manuscript coming closer to completion, his experiences will become a guide for other authors as part of the new podcast series, Publish Me. This monthly podcast, hosted by aois21 Executive Officer Keith F. Shovlin and Paul, will follow the process step by step from writing, to editing, to cover design, to market strategy, to release. In concert with the podcast, aois21 will conduct a campaign through the literary crowdfunding site Pubslush to help cover the costs of production and wide release of this new fantasy tale.

"Working with Paul will be the experience that makes this whole enterprise worthwhile," said Keith F. Shovlin, aois21’s executive officer. "We know that his book has the potential to be a success so we are giving him every chance to get the attention he deserves. The podcast and the Pubslush campaign just come together as a natural fit."