BookBreeze Member Authors
ML Banner: Amazon Best Selling Post-Apocalyptic Author
ML BANNER formed several Internet based companies before turning to his passion for writing. He devours the same fiction he enjoys writing, especially anything post-apocalyptic or dystopian. He loves stories about regular people being put into extra ordinary circumstances, and their having to rely on their own cunning and that of others to survive. The Stone Age Series is that kind of story: It's fast moving, it has some regular and amazing characters who have to make life changing decisions, all while the world is experiencing an apocalyptic event unlike anything imagined. When not writing fiction or the occasional article to assist small businesses on SmallBiZ.com, ML Banner splits time between Tucson, Arizona and the sunny beaches of Mexico.
Sean Platt: Amazon Best Selling Science Fiction Author
SEAN PLATT is the founder of the STERLING & STONE STORY STUDIO, creators of remarkable content for people who relish the art of storytelling. Sterling & Stone has published dozens of best selling titles and specializes in horror, sci-fi, and superbly scripted fiction. Mr. Platt's stories are written for the sort of fans who might like early Stephen King, modern day JJ Abrams, or any dark art that lives inside their mind long after they've left it. Characters that fans love living through unflinching singular experiences.
Jay Allan: Amazon Best Selling Science Fiction Author
JAY ALLAN currently lives in New York City, and has been reading science fiction and fantasy for just about as long as he's been reading. His tastes are fairly varied and eclectic, but he'd say his favorites are military and dystopian science fiction and epic fantasy, usually a little bit gritty.
He writes a lot of science fiction with military themes, but also other SF and some fantasy as well. He likes complex characters and lots of backstory and action. Honestly, he thinks world-building is the heart of science fiction and fantasy, and since that is what he's always been drawn to as a reader, that is what he writes.
He's been an investor and non-fiction writer for a long time, a fiction author more recently. When he's not writing, he enjoys traveling, running, hiking, reading. He loves hearing from readers and always answer emails.
Among other things, he writes the bestselling Crimson Worlds series.
Johnny Truant: Amazon Best Selling Science Fiction Author
JOHNNY B. TRUANT is a speaker, co-host of the top-rated Self Publishing Podcast, co-author of the #1 Marketing bestseller Write. Publish. Repeat: The No-Luck-Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success, and the author of well over 2 million words of popular fiction.
Johnny, along with his writing partner Sean Platt (founder of publisher Sterling & Stone, with six distinct publishing imprints) and David Wright (#1 horror author of the Yesterday's Gone series) also launched Fiction Unboxed in 2014 -- a record-setting Kickstarter project in which Johnny and Sean wrote a full-length novel in 30 days, starting without any ideas or genre, in front of a live audience, sharing every detail of the process including story meetings, emails, and raw story drafts.
Jay Falconer: Amazon Best Selling Science Fiction Author
JAY J. FALCONER is an independent author, publisher, blogger, editor, engineer and Sci-Fi junkie who lives in the mountains of northern Arizona where the brisk, clean air and stunning mountain views inspire his workday. He makes his online home at www.JayFalconer.com and is the author of the critically acclaimed Narrows of Time Series and the Emily Heart Time Jumper Series. Mr. Falconer is currently developing an all new action Sci-Fi series called Redfall. The first season is expected to be released in 2015.
Felix R. Savage: Amazon Best Selling Science Fiction Author
Hey, fellow sci-fi nuts! I'm just your average reader who couldn't find enough great science fiction, so I turned to writing it myself. I live in Tokyo and I spend my days at an office participating, with poorly concealed ambivalence, in the preparations for our planet to be taken over by robots. I'm actually quite optimistic and I love telling stories about the future, because no matter how much technology changes, human beings never do!
Antara Man: Amazon Best Selling Fantasy Author
ANTARA MAN started writing at the age of seven and continues to this very day. Apart from reading and writing, you can find her practicing yoga, as she has developed a keen interest in self-improvement, spirituality and becoming a better human being. She is currently preparing her second book that is a time travel fantasy novella. She also enjoys writing criminal and suspense stories and believes in unity in diversity. In her opinion, the best books and stories are a crossover between genres.
Jillian Ashe: Amazon Best Selling Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author
My readers are what's important to me. Yes, I write for myself and the enjoyment of it, but I adore when a reader actually has a great time reading a story I slaved over. I don't write any particular genre, but I do stick to kick-ass female characters. I love writing about all types of differently strong women. My debut series is Young Adult Science Fiction. The first novella is free to see if you enjoy what I write. I'm very involved with my fandoms, and love all things geeky and nerdy.
Domino Finn: Amazon Best Selling Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author
DOMINO FINN is an entertainment industry veteran, a contributor to award-winning video games, and an author of several Contemporary Fantasy novels. Whether writing gritty police procedurals or chronicling the exploits of an irreverent partier, his stories are notable for burning down genre walls primed with supernatural veneer. If Domino could shout one message to the world, it would be that it's okay to take fantasy seriously.
Dave Higgins: Amazon Sci-Fi & Fantasy Author
DAVE HIGGINS writes speculative fiction, often with a dark edge. Despite forays into the mundane worlds of law and IT, he was unable to completely escape the liminal zone between mystery and horror. A creature of contradictions, he also co-writes comic sci-fi with Simon Cantan.
Born in the least mystically significant part of Wiltshire, England, and raised by a librarian, he started reading shortly after birth and has not stopped since. He currently lives in Bristol with his wife, Nicola, his cats, Jasper and Una, a plush altar to the Dark Lord Cthulhu, and many shelves of books.
Bella Steet: Amazon Best Selling Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
#1 Amazon Bestselling author in Time Travel & Gothic Romance!
Living so close to Nashville has provoked Bella to take up fiddle lessons. Until her tunes no longer sound like amorous alley cats, she writes weird romance (which includes Gothic romance, science fiction romance, apocalypse, time travel, paranormal, fantasy romance, New Adult--and possibly sasquatch).
Steve Turnbull: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
When he's not sitting at his computer building websites for national institutions and international companies, Steve Turnbull can be found sitting at his computer building new worlds of steampunk, science fiction and fantasy.
Technically Steve was born a cockney but after five years he was moved out from London to the suburbs where he grew up and he talks posh now. He's been a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy since his early years, but it was poet Laurie Lee's autobiography "Cider with Rosie" (picked up because he was bored in Maths) that taught him the beauty of language and spurred him into becoming a writer, aged 15. He spent twenty years editing and writing for computer magazines while writing poetry on the side. Nowadays he writes screenplays (TV and features), prose and computer programs.
Mark Harritt: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
MARK HARRITT was born at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and raised in Kentucky, the child of two Master Sergeants. He is an Army paratrooper with a background in intelligence operations. He's traveled around the world, spending twelve years overseas. He spent six years in the middle east, in uniform and out. Currently, he's an over the road trucker. A brush with mortality convinced him that he needed to go ahead and try his hand at writing. He loves nothing more than spinning tales, frequently found at the end of a four or five hundred mile day trying to peck out one to two thousand words.
Mark Tyson: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
MARK TYSON has traveled through much of the United States and has even visited Canada on occasion. A graduate of New York Institute of Technology, where he studied English and culture, he diversified into the cultures and literature of countries ranging from India to Japan, to Iraq and Iran. Shifting gears and crossing the American continent, he did his post graduate studies at National University in San Diego, California, where he received a M.A. in English. From there he began a teaching career, teaching high school students more than merely English but also life.
A life-long fan of the fantasy genre, Mr. Tyson began writing fantasy short stories just after he was first able to put words together to form sentences. In the early years, his writing was mostly influenced by the Universal movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and others. In high school, he began playing the popular roleplaying games of the time. He is still lifelong friends with the majority of his roleplaying group today! It was also during his high school days that he began to read the works of David and Leigh Eddings, JRR Tolkien, Robert Jordan, etc.
Nick Thacker: Science Fiction / Fantasy Author
Nick Thacker is an author of fiction (thrillers, action/adventure, etc.) novels and nonfiction books. His first novel, The Golden Crystal, was published in 2013 by Turtleshell Press, and his second, The Depths, was published in 2014.
He lives in a cabin on a mountain in Colorado with his wife, two dogs, and a tortoise, and enjoys skiing, brewing beer, golfing, and of course writing. Read more about Nick (and learn about the writing and self-publishing world) at his blog.
Jeff Chapman: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
I write software by day and speculative fiction when I should be sleeping. My work ranges from fairy tales to fantasy to horror and ghost stories. I've been writing all my life but decided to become super serious about it and pursue publication a few years ago. My work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines. I live with my wife, children, and cats in a house with more books than bookshelf space. You can find me musing about words and fiction on my blog at jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com.
Loni Townsend: Amazon Fantasy Author
Wife. Mother. Writer. Ninja. Squirrel.
By day, she writes code. By predawn darkness, she writes fantasies. All other times, she writes in her head.
People call her peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, but don't let those understatements fool you. Her behavior is perfectly normal for a squirrel disguised as a human. That's part of being an epic ninja--blending in.
She makes her home in Idaho with her sadistically clever--yet often thwarted--husband, two frighteningly brilliant children, and three sneaky little shibas.
Charity Bradford: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
Charity Bradford has been a voracious reader ever since her 5th grade teacher introduced her to the world of books with Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys. She soon lost herself in the worlds created by Card, Bova, Asimov, Bradbury, Nagata and Niven. That's when she knew that one day she had to become a writer.
She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her hubby and four kids that keep her on her toes.
T C Southwell: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
T C Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and her family moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands - mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.
T C Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels in five series. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time author.
Al Macy: Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
Al Macy writes because he has stories to tell. In school he was the class clown and always the first volunteer for show and tell. His teachers would say "Al has a lot of imagination." Then they'd roll their eyes. But he put his storytelling on the back burner until he retired and wrote a blog about his efforts to improve his piano sight-reading. That's when his love of storytelling burbled up to the surface, along with quirky words like "burble."
He had even more fun writing his second book, Drive, Ride, Repeat, but was bummed by non-fiction's need to stick to "the truth" (yucko). From then on it was fiction all the way, with a good dose of his science background burbling to the surface. Macy's top priority is compelling storylines with satisfying plot twists, but he never neglects character development. No, wait ... his top priority is quirkiness, then compelling storylines, then character development. No, wait ...
Chris Kennedy: Best Selling Amazon Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
A bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy author and speaker, Chris Kennedy is a former naval aviator with over 3,000 hours flying attack and reconnaissance aircraft. Chris is currently working as an Instructional Systems Designer for the Navy and is an advisory board member of Hampton Roads Writers.
Chris' full length novels on Amazon include the "Occupied Seattle" military fiction duology, the "Theogony" and "Codex Regius" science fiction trilogies and the "War for Dominance" fantasy trilogy. Chris is also the author of the self-help book, "Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores."
An avid reader from an early age, Simon Cantan loved to get lost in the worlds that Piers Anthony, Douglas Adams, and others created. When he read Harry Harrison's "The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted" at the age of thirteen, he knew he wanted to write, and has been pestering people about it ever since.
Two decades later, Simon has published several books, including the "Bytarend" series, "Shiny New Swindle", and "Hard Vacuum". He continues to write science-fiction and fantasy, usually with a humorous slant to it.
Simon Cantan: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
Jaleta Clegg was born some time ago. She's filled the years since with many diverse activities, such as costuming, quilting, cooking, video games, reading, and writing. She's been a fan of classic sci-fi books and campy movies since she can remember. Her collection of bad sci-fi movies is only rivaled by her collection of eclectic CD's (break out the disco accordion polka folk music, please!).
The Fall of the Altairan Empire space opera series starts with Nexus Point. All eleven books should be out by July 2014. Find updates and a complete list of titles at www.altairanempire.com
Links to her stories can be found at www.jaletac.com
Jaleta lives in Utah with her husband, a horde of her own children, and too many pets. She wants to be either Han Solo or Ursula the Sea Witch when she grows up. If she ever does.
She loves teaching kids of all ages about stars, constellations, nuclear fusion, space travel, mythology, writing, and rocks. She volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America among other groups. She was even on her local library board for a while. She believes in teaching people to think for themselves and to be self-sufficient. It's self-serving, though. Kids who know how to do housework, laundry, and cooking give her more time for writing.
She also detests referring to herself in the third person, but sometimes she bows to necessity.
Jaleta Clegg: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
Mark Whiteway: Sci-Fi Author
Mark Whiteway (1959- ) lives in rural West Sussex, England, near the former home of H G Wells. For more information on published books as well as future projects, please join me at www.markwhiteway.weebly.com
"Writing SciFi has been a long held ambition of mine. As a kid, I read everything-Wells, Verne, Heinlein, etc., etc. At twelve years old, I wrote a novella. (I still have it, hand-written in a huge ledger). It was about our sun going nova, and the resulting breakdown of society, as told through the eyes of three boys. It had a pretty surreal ending.
"Following that, life intervened, and it was only in April '09 that I determined that I wanted to get back to writing. I had had several ideas running around in my head for some time, of which the Lodestone concept was probably the strongest. As I began to develop the story, it rapidly became clear that there was no way I was going to be able to cover it all in a single book, and so the Lodestone Series was born.
James Erith: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
James Erith was born in Suffolk in the UK in 1970. Educated at Eton College, James had his eyes set on a sporting career but when he dived into a swimming pool and bashed his head on a step it ended that dream.
James lived in London where he designed and built gardens in the capital for several years before moving to North Yorkshire with his young family and running a garden centre.
Another crack on his head set off the idea for the EDEN CHRONICLES of which THE POWER & THE FURY is the first instalment. It is James' debut.
Timothy L. Cerepaka: Sci-Fi / Fantasy Author
Timothy L. Cerepaka was born in Austin, Texas, although he was raised in the small town of Cherokee Texas, where he was homeschooled by his parents and where he still lives today.
As a young boy growing up building LEGO sets, reading books from many different genres and on many different subjects, and playing video games, Timothy's strong imagination led him to begin writing his first stories. He began posting these stories on the Internet on a fansite dedicated to the LEGO toy line called BIONICLE, where he met similar authors starting out and received a lot of valuable criticism to help improve his work.
Frances Pauli: Fantasy Author
Frances Pauli writes speculative fiction, usually with touches of humor or romance, which means, of course, that she has trouble choosing sides.
She's always been a fan of things outside the box, odd, weird or unusual, and that trend follows through to her tales which feature aliens, fairies, and even, on occasion, an assortment of humans.