I grew up on a free range diet of science, fantasy, science fiction, horror, and historical adventure. Some writers become focused experts in a given niche. I'm not that guy. I'm drawn to big what-if concepts that span genres. Sometimes, this makes my life (and marketing) difficult. It also helps create some incredibly fun, challenging story ideas.
What I've Done, Where I'm Going...
You know how some people always build self-assemble furniture backward before they figure out how to build it correctly? That's me. I've now unpublished far more material on Amazon than I have up for sale, including tech industry interview compilations, short stories, and even a book of poetry. All gone -- poof.
Why? Because I want to publish fantasy and science fiction. Just that. And I had to plow through a lot of false starts and practice runs before accepting what I want to be when I grow up (again). Rather than confuse readers, I removed everything that wasn't what I want to be known for years from now.
Today, you can buy my sci-fi trilogy, the Winston Chase series, which I previously published under the name Bodhi St. John. (Long story, built it backwards, etc.) It's a buddy adventure for all ages, filled with snark, action, drama, and time travel.
Soon, you'll see the fruits of my first collaboration: another sci-fi adventure called Extinction's Edge. Written with bestselling author Brandon Ellis, Extinction's Edge leans more into action, weapons, and tech, but still with a strong central character desperate to find his wife and a new place for himself in an alien-ravaged world. And there's time travel.
After that, my attention turns to another collaboration project: an 11-volume epic fantasy saga that's been slowly building through outline stages for almost a decade. We have well over half a million words written so far -- all of it in outlines and world-building reference docs. I'll be hammering out the first five "short" prequel novels (probably 80,000 words or so each) in 2021 before digging into the main six-book series in 2022. If you want Tolkein with real characters and a fast plot, but without the grim "I hate all these people" nihilism of Game of Thrones, you will love this.
Ready for the Words?
Use the pull-down menu under the Fiction tab above. Take a peek. Have a listen. Your mileage may vary, but it'll be worth the trip.