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.


Author’s Blog

A Goblin’s Tale is On Sale

So Amazon decided to put my first book on sale at quite the discount. It is selling for 99 cents. I gave them permission a while back to include it in special site wide sales, but I don’t have control over the discount or the timing. Not a huge fan of such a steep price Continue Reading


Book Two is Out!

So, City of Daggers is now live on Amazon! It is the second book in The Iron Teeth series, and it details Blacknail’s journey to Daggerpoint. Getting my second book out is a huge milestone, and it took a lot of work and organization. I’m glad I sort of knew what I was doing this time, Continue Reading





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Cover Art:

Commissioned from Shane Sandulak at


Alfred Bierstadt, Among The Sierra Nevada Mountains California, 1868

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