Art Of The Ninja: Earth

Art Of The Ninja: Earth
First Book in the Shadow Legacy Series

Friday, November 18, 2011

Balticon 2012 - Exciting New Workshop Conducted by TJ Perkins and Maria Snyder

May 25-27 Balticon 2012 Hunt Valley Marriott Hotel. TJ will be conducting a Workshop with Maria Snyder - using characters from Celtic/Norse lore and myths, implementing your Gods/Goddesses and breathing reality into them. Pathworking to 'meet' your special deity and fun/challenging writing exercises. Space limited. Sign up early!

I must say I'm extreemly excited about this and who better to share this experience than with my friend and NY Times best selling author Maria Snyder.

In the search for new fantasy material and characters, writers are dipping into these very ideas and ideals and breathing new life into them. Take Kevin Hearn for example. He's laid the ground work for a new type of fantasy that will flouish over time. This will be a fun workshop and I look forward to sharing what I know with Balticon participants.

Upcoming Events

Doing a reading/signing at the BSFS/Balticon meeting at the BSFS clubhouse 3310 East Baltimore Street, Dec 10th from 8pm to 8:30pm. Get your copy of Shadow Legacy at a special price. A signed book makes a great stocking stuffer!

Nov 26 & 27 joing me at Constellation Books for their 2nd annual author fest.  Get Art of the Ninja: Earth at a discount.

 B&N Dec 17, Baltimore Inner Harbor, signing/appearance

Monday, September 19, 2011

Book 2 Accepted

Silver Leaf Books has accepted book 2 in the Shadow Legacy series.  Projected release date to be sometime in September 2012.  Title is not to be disclosed until closer to month of release.  Cover art and book trailer already in the works!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

UK Interest Grows in TJ Perkins

Here is a link to a new interview with TJ Perkins.  Morgen Bailey hosts a wide range of authors on her wonderful blog.  Since this interview went 'live' UK sales in TJ's books have increased.

Coming soon.....TJ does a guest blog coving how to write manga!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Your Feedback - I listen to my fans!

I'm fishing for good feedback on Art of the Ninja: Earth.  Tell me what you like, don't like, would like to see more of, etc.  Books 2 and 3 are finished, but I can still improve the remaining 2 in the series.  I really do take into consideration the opinins of those that like my books.

Don't have Art of the Ninja just yet?  That's OK.  You can get it cheap at Amazon or B&  It's available in all E formats now or you could just order it through your local bookstores and have it within 3 days!

Read a sample chapter on my website.  See the book trailer on my publishers website under my author page.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Classification Changed and Otakon Weekend is Hot!

TJ Perkins to be at B&N inner harbor Baltimore the weekend of Otakon on July 30th from 1pm to 3pm.  Just 4 blocks from the convention center, B&N is always jammed packed.  TJ will be on the 2nd level in the center of the manga/anime and Teen sections to promote Art of the Ninja: Earth (Shadow Legacy series).   Reviewers and readers alike have proclaimed that this book is a cross-genre of fantasy/manga for teens.  What started out as adult fantasy has now been changed.  Silver Leaf Books hears you readers and has complied - woo hoo!

Actually, this has come as quite a surprise.  Neither TJ or the publisher would've thought this would every happen, but it did - cross-genre with fantasy/manga.  Wow!  Who'da thunk?

Monday, May 30, 2011

The Balticon Experience

Balticon is now over, but the experience was wonderful.  This was the first time presenting myself as a fantasy author. Mostly people recoginzed me as a YA mystery author, but soon after made the connection. 

Networking, making new friends and meeting such creative people was a blast.  I now have connections for authors looking for amazing editors, proofreaders and cover designers.  Feel free to inquire.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ninja Mania is taking hold!

The book lauch for Art of the Ninja: Earth may be over, but sales are climbing.  Reviewers are saying it reads like a good manga or anime.  The book trailer has caught attention and is quickly making the rounds as people are getting excited about this new series and want to tell their friends.

book trailer  click on authors, then click on SLB author spotlight, then click on book trailer.

Read chapter 1 at

Get on the ground floor now and join the spread of ninja mania!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Book Trailer for Art of the Ninja: Earth

Tradition and the modern world collide in a marriage of fate and wisdom, death and life, survival and being a teen ninja - a modern day killer.  With a flare for telling a visual tale, TJ Perkins will take you through a story following Duncan and his team on life's journey of ninja magic, the Dark Ninja Arts and discovering a secret so dire it could cost him, and his village, their lives.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ratings are Going up!

Shadow Legacy is now available on B&  It already has a 4 star rating and several reviews!  It's easy to find my books, just pull them up by my name.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

First Year at Balticon

TJ will be at Balticon 2011 held at the Hunt Valley Marriott in Hunt Valley, MD on May 28 & 29.  Come listen to a reading from Art of the Ninja: Earth, puchase your own copy, meet and speak with the author and get an autograph.  TJ will also be involved in panels throughout the weekend.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Shadow Legacy now Available on Kindle!

Now Available on Kindle. Go to:    and be the first to own book 1 of the Shadow Legacy series. - Art of the Ninja: Earth.

This is adult alternate reality fantasy for ages 16+

Be the first to own it, read it, and post a review!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Launch

Book Launch Party for the first book in the Shadow Legacy series will take place at Constellation Books, 303 Main Street, Reisterstown, MD  21136 410-833-5151.  May 7 from 3pm to 5pm.
Constellation Books is taking pre-orders.

you can also go to

Can't attend? No big. Just follow the link and tell Lauretta you want a signed copy shipped to you.  It's just that easy!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ninja Magic

OK, what is ninja magic?  Realistically it's a form of trickery a ninja uses to intimidate their oponent, to strike fear or to manipulate the situation to their advantage.  The ninja in Shadow Legacy do the same thing, but their magic is within as well as without.

We all have great inner strength and inward magic.  How we use it is up to us.  To achieve great control and focus is a must for projecting magic.  It will enable you to  project a sound, forcing your oponent to look away; project a vision for only a split second to confuse them; or to actually make them feel like time is standing still.  With their movements sluggish and the feeling of being overwhelmed and controled, your oponent will begin to succumb to their own demise.

The achievement of ninja magic takes years of practice, patience, focus and lots of meditation - something Duncan hates.

But beware the Dark Ninja Arts.  For centuries, debate has been tossed around as to exactly what is ethical to use and what is considered unethical to use.  The goal of the ninja is to win - no matter what - so some say it doesn't matter how you kill your target.  Still others feel that there is no honor in killing through horrific trickery.