The Author

Everything on this website is written by me. Who am I, you ask? I’m just a normal everyday guy by the name of Scott Straughan. I also go by the moniker Clearmadness. Like a surprising number of authors, I’m Canadian.  These days I live in the province of Ontario, and contrary to the rumors I am not actually a goblin.

I started writing because I love world building and reading. I started reading at a young age and never ever stopped. My teachers had to confiscate my books. Eventually all those ideas and characters took root in my brain and I had to start writing myself. The world of the Iron Teeth is just one of many little pocket universes bouncing around in my head. I hope you enjoy it.


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Chapter Tomorrow

Due to a bit of writer’s block and some unexpected happenings the chapter that would normally be released today is being pushed back to tomorrow. Sorry for the inconvenience.  I’m working on it, but there is just no way it will be done.


WorldShift: Virtual Revolution

This post is about the secondary writing project I’ve been working on for the past while. The series will be called WorldShift and the first book is titled Virtual Revolution. As I mentioned in a previous post a while back, I’m working on this novel while I write the Iron Teeth. WorldShift is a LitRPG Continue Reading





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Commissioned from Shane Sandulak at


Alfred Bierstadt, Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California, 1868

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