I'm best known for my debut Thread Slivers, book one of the Golden Threads Trilogy, which became the #1 best selling fantasy for over a month in 2013 and has remained on the top 100 bestselling classic fantasy bestselling lists ever since. In 2016 I started releasing an extraordinary steampunk blend of science-fiction and fantasy serial titled Endless Horizons Sagas. In short, I'm a proven bestselling author who delivers adventure epics that blur the lines between science-fiction and fantasy.
My stories are not fluff; they are detailed requiring years of writing and research to complete. The Golden Threads Trilogy had over 130,000 words per book weighing in over 500,000 words with chapters large enough to qualify as novelettes. With three editors, cover artists, proofreading, and formatting it takes a long time to push 130,000 word novels through the publication pipeline.
I regularly get emails asking when my next book will be completed. As an author I'd be nothing without people like you who want to read incredible science-fiction and fantasy books. My only goal as an author is to publish high quality stories as fast as possible. I wanted to publish new books faster than one every three to five years, but not compromise quality.
I've found a solution! Growing up I loved reading pulp fiction novels. These were between 20,000 and 50,000 words. Just long enough to give a great story to enjoy. I'd save my allowance and check the five and dime every day for the next Asimov's Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, or Analog Science Fiction and Fact. When I got a new one I'd read it for days. I loved being transported away, and thanks to these wonderful monthly magazines I didn't have long to wait for something fresh and new to read.
I've created a new kind of pulp. While adventure arcs are not new, ones that tie together across predictable boundaries are. I'm combining my large epic story telling skills with the pulp short novel style. This style transformed my epic tales into independent serial novels, novels that when put together cause a larger story to emerge. Each novel is detailed, action packed, and a complete story. But, put four of the novels together and they transform into a larger adventure book. Finally combine those adventure books together and like one of those incredible pictures made of other pictures an entire new epic comes into focus.
As an added bonus, all of my series, books, and novels also fold together onto a single historical timeline. My timeline passes cleanly, and logically, through our world today, and yet, there will always be a soft touch of fantasy with science-fact tweaked by a bit of science-fiction.
I'd like to believe the magic is real, and something we may yet learn to use.
I have four blended science-fiction and fantasy series in varying stages of publication:
- Endless Horizons Sagas - the tales of Janali Jedalor, a female researcher on the order of Da Vinci, Galileo, and Newton battling for her crew's lives, and her own, with the church after an amazing discovery on an unique world. Five seasons, sixteen episodes each planned out with the first two seasons rough drafts completed.
- Dagger Tales - the on-going stories of Ticca of Rhini Wood and Lebuin of the Argos Guild of Mages after they finished saving the world in my Golden Threads Trilogy. These will also have guest appearances by other major characters from the world of Niya-Yur. One season of twenty episodes is plotted out. More to come.
- Duianna Chronicles - the adventure stories of a young space marine as he moves up through the ranks of the Duianna Imperial Marines. This is a grand space opera series with everything you'd expect along with some of my characteristic twists. Three seasons.
- Forgotten Dynasty - an historical fantasy series revolving around a lost dragon and the boy that found, healed, and befriended it. Together they create a vast empire alters the future of two universes. Six seasons planned.
As a patron you get to peek behind the curtain at the magician as he works. You also get to see the works before anyone else! As my greatest fans, you also have a chance to kibitz (offer input) on the outcomes and may even get cameo appearances in the stories.
I wish my favorite authors would give me a chance to chat with them about their stories. I have many ideas and questions I'd have liked to discuss, maybe even give them some inspiration. Hence, I'm giving you that incredible power. Abuse it as you will.
I want to take you on grand adventures to amazing places with people you'll fall in love with. By pledging your support to my Patreon campaign, you'll help me devote myself entirely to putting out books you'll want to read over and over again. There will be laughter, strange concepts, kibitzing, and fun!
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