Hi, I'm J. I. Rogers - Sci-Fi Author & Artist.Do you want more? Excellent; I've prepared a monologue!
Well, the biography on my website starts off like this - "I am a green-eyed, ginger-haired, caffeine addict who is currently working on ‘The 942 Series’ of science fiction novels. When not acting as a conduit for the voices in my head or pursuing something artistic, I'm a poster child for Gen X and the Queen of most boondoggles that lead to eye-strain and tinnitus."
It’s all true.
In my life leading up to this moment, I’ve studied film animation (pre-CGI), earned my papers as a Montessori preschool teacher, and run a hap-hazard but reasonably prosperous computer tech business with myself as my sole employee. I've had a family, herded cats, read voraciously, and played many RPGs (both old school and computer). “The 942 Series” is my first foray into writing science fiction.
Describe My Writing Style?
I blend dystopian elements, hard science fiction themes, and multi-dimensional characters to create a unique mix that has been compared favorably to a gritty hybrid of modern Battlestar Galactica and classic Star Trek.
Book one, "The Korpes File", claimed first place in the 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest - Science Fiction Category
. I've received multiple 5-star reviews on Amazon
, and on a variety of highly-regarded book blogs. For a complete listing, check out the drop-down menu under "Interviews & Reviews
" on my website. It's been a great year.
Book two, "The Interview", is due out later this year. For updates on the rest of the series, visit: jirogers-author.com/
I'd like to give people the opportunity to contribute to my creative process... and send them unique loot for doing so.
I've contemplated becoming a Patreon Creator for over a year, but I held off; I didn't know if I could generate enough content to keep people interested. You'll note that I went with the 'per creation' payment option instead of monthly to allow for my muse's fickle nature.
What do I need the funds for?
I'd like to produce another nine books, an atlas, bestiary, more maps, a series of graphic novels and eventually an animated feature using "The 942 Series" as the source material. These ventures are costly, both financially and in the amount of time they'll take. As a patron, you'll be making it possible for me to take these concepts from drawing table to reality. This brings us to...
Do I have samples?
Yes. There is a tiny selection of my digital and traditional art below. I dabble in illustration, digital art, photography... I may even do a limited run of figurines at some point.
This map also appears in the first three books. Nash X. Korpes - main protagonist in books one through three. Mhmmm. Anything Else?
I'll be adding to the reward tiers and stretch goals as time goes on (note the positive attitude I'm demonstrating - I hope that's something that'll encourage you to sign on and become my patron).
", my newsletter/zine, is a free way to get to know my work. Each issue contains necessary updates, appearances, etc., as well as a short story set in my world. It is released every October, January, April, and July.
That's it for my opening spiel. As far as posting creations go, I won't spam you; you'll see one a month. Thanks for reading this, and I hope it's enough to convince you to sign on.