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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 imagine we are sitting around the camp-fire in an era long gone. The story should be sharp and to the point so that it is memorable. I don't believe in filling 300 pages with mindless waffle.
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.
I also have experimented with putting music to my works, my series Fembot Wars has an album of music set to the theme of the ebook series. I have published the songs under the name of an avatar I created, a musical pen name.
I recently began to write short plays for the ten minute play market, I hope you enjoy them. They are usually funny and to the point!
Finally, I enjoy listening to music as I write, it provides the stimulation for moods. Here is my writing playlist on Youtube, for those interested...
For more information and to contact me, go to my website which is listed below.
on July 16, 2013 :
I wasn't sure what I would be getting when I purchased "Avatar Gods", but I ended up finding an imaginative short story that blended futuristic technology, intrigue, political suspense and just plain old science fiction fun.
In the book, a select group of people have retreated in a VR world to create a utopia of their own, but that world is threatened by the US government. So, in league with their leader Afroditee and the avatar gods like her, they wage a war against their oppressors in an effort to finally be free and live the life that they dream of.
Using a wonderful blend of excellent writing that allows the reader to create vivid images of the book in their mind to a fantastic attention to detail and the use of full formed characters, "Avatar Gods" is an imaginative short story that will draw you in and make a covert out of you!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)