Welcome to Thaddeus Nowak’s site
Thaddeus (or Ted) is the author of four fantasy series: Snow Cat Series (Snow Cat’s Shadow), Queen of Ista Series (Queen of Ista), Bound Contemporary Fantasy series (Bound), and the Heirs of Cothel series (Mother’s Curse, Daughter’s Justice, Daughter’s Revenge, Daughter’s Search, and Father’s Legacy).
The first book in a new series I have had Snow Cat’s Shadow bouncing around in my head for several years now. My biggest challenge had been scaling this epic story down into novel size chunks. Over the last 12 months I’ve managed to finish the first installment of the Snow Cat Series, as well as start a new series featuring Stephenie (Queen of Ista). Both new books are releasing on the same day! (28/29 Feb 2024 depending on time zone.) The Snow Cat Series will follow Kadia as she decides how she wants to deal with living in a country occupied by southern invaders. While it is set in the same world as the Queen of Ista Series and Heirs of Cothel Series, the lives of the characters are separate. You can pre-order the Kindle version of Snow Cat’s Shadow now through my affiliate link. If you also want a signed physical copy of the new book, I’ll be at Planet Comicon, which takes place in Kansas City this year from 8 to 10 March. It is the 25th anniversary event and there are some great guests. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
A new book featuring Stephenie The last 12 months have flown by, but I’ve not been idle. In fact, I’ve got two new novels releasing on the same day! (28/29 Feb 2024 depending on time zone.) I have a new series, called the Queen of Ista Series which starts with the Queen of Isa. This new book picks up 3 years after the Heirs of Cothel Series ends with Father’s Legacy. You can pre-order the Kindle version of Queen of Ista now through my affiliate link. If you also want a signed physical copy of the new book, I’ll be at Planet Comicon, which takes place in Kansas City this year from 8 to 10 March. It is the 25th anniversary event and there are some great guests. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
A long time ago, a locksmith once told me “Locks are only to keep the honest person honest.” I was in my early teens and don’t remember who it was that said it, but that statement has always stayed with me. It applies to all manner of security, from computers to physical protections. Too much of security has always relied on people not understanding how it works. For those who know, a large part of the key to bypassing the protections is removed. #amwriting #lockpicking #LockPickingLawyer
A little more than three years ago, I started to suffer from burnout. Unfortunately, I didn’t fully recognize it and probably felt a bit too proud and invincible to try and prevent it. As a Gen Xer, my first instinct does not include getting help, but instead to suck it up (an approach I don’t recommend).
In general, habits make up who we are and what we do. They are shortcuts that allow us to function without overwhelming our brains. They make up our personalities and influence our view of the world because they become ingrained in our day to day life. The choices of what you eat in the morning, the types of movies you watch, the genre of books you read, these come from a lifetime of previous choices that culminate into who you are now.
Habits come from the mountain of prior living that lets you function. Disrupt those habits and chaos flows in. The scope of the life changes impact the amount of disruption.