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A few years ago I started to write and publish short stories using a variety of pen names. In 2011, I wrote and published over a million words and I am now one of the world's most prolific short story authors - ever.
Recently I turned my hand to writing science fiction.
I love imagining what might be in the future, but it may not always be rosy so you tend not to see the hero saving the world on the last page on my stories.
I recently discovered that I am genetically a Saami. I suspect part of that identity, and the thousands of years of isolation from humankind in my genes, also comes out in some of my stories.
I write quickly, to tell a simple and entertaining story. I write so you can enjoy the story - not the grammar.
I don't follow the rule book, I write to communicate, to reach out to you.
I believe the more simple the story, the simpler the language, the more people will understand it.
I don't plan my stories - I put my fingers on the keyboard and let them tell the story - the ending often unfolds from my fingertips without even thinking what it might be.
My favourite sci-fi short stories of the ones I have published so far?
I really enjoyed writing 2094, it had been forming in my mind for many years.
In 2012, the cover of 2094 was sent to the edge of space on a hot air balloon and then returned - that was a great thrill.
The Multiverse Traveler is another favourite and I am tempted to continue on with it into other stories.
May I recommend, Androgyne, a recent addition to my bookshelf and a story I thoroughly enjoyed telling, and Avatar Gods which just felt amazing to write. I love the emotion it generates. It really adds to the atmosphere if you listen to the songs mentioned in the story.
Some of my ebooks are what I would call "Live Fiction". They are stories I have written, and published, that are based on a real life event that is happening on that very day.
For example, Killer Storm was written and published the same day as Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast. It is an unique niche story market.
I also recently entered a short story into a competition, it will be published soon, which was written the same day as Kevin Rudd regained the Prime Ministership in Australia. It is called Traffic Lights.
I enjoy listening to music as I write, it provides the stimulation for moods. Here is my writing playlist on Youtube, for those interested...
I hope you enjoy them.
For more information and to contact me, go to my website which is listed below.
on Oct. 30, 2012 :
I love the way you published this book with Cyclone Sandy hitting the USA today. Was that coincidental?? Hopefully will make more people aware that like you said in this book Killer Storm, 'Unfortunately, Mother Nature was not interested in the status quo and showed her fury by venting it at America's financial center and most populous city'! It is a big lesson for human kind. If human kind doesn't stop, then Mother Nature will stop it for you. Good work and was interesting reading especially today with all the events taking place.
(reviewed the day of purchase)