About Shad Brooks
As well as being a passionate writer Shad is also a very popular internet personality. His first YouTube channel, Shadiversity, has over 1.3 Million subscribers as of April 2022, where he examines and celebrates fantasy and medieval subjects as well as the occasional instructive video on creative writing. Shad's second channel Knights Watch has over 80,000 subscribers as of April 2022. Shad and his Knights, Nathan and Oz, are guardians of Pop-Culture and fandom. Here you will find reviews, news, breakdowns and discussions, skits, gaming and Tabletop Role-playing. Shad's third channel is The Shadlands. It features more of Shad's family including his wife and children. It will showcase the development and building of castles on their property as well as other projects undertaken by Shad and his family.
Shad grew up in the country of Victoria Australia where he was free to make wooden swords and play in imaginary fantasy worlds to his heart’s content. This love of fantasy and swords has been with him his whole life and he loves bringing the worlds of his imagination into greater reality through illustration, playing tabletop roleplaying games, and writing.
Shad decided to be a novelist in 2007 and begun a dedicated endeavour to learn how to be one to the best of his ability, participating in top creative writing courses and learning from some of the most successful fantasy writers in the world. Over the course of fifteen years Shad married, had five children, launched a highly successful YouTube career and wrote the equivalent of nine novels. Most of these books were preparatory works to give Shad the practice and ability to write at a professional level, the last book being the one he set out to launch his writing career with; Chronicles of Everfall, Shadow of the Conqueror. Following a successful Kickstarter Shadow of the Conqueror now has a short film being made. Filming has been completed, with Shad making a guest appearance. It is now in post-production. Shad is currently working on his next novel.