Hello and thanks for visiting my profile. I am new to the "Indie" author scene and Reggie is the title of my first book. I was inspired to write it because my amazing wife to be bought me a nook device for Christmas 2013. I had enjoyed writing short stories during my years of college and university but in recent times I had fallen out of it and let a passion fall by the wayside. Writing Reggie has re-ignited that flame and the platform of e-readers means I can share that passion with interested readers. It is about a zombie apocalypse but the novel is very character driven. I try to delve into the philosophy of the zombie and what makes us so fascinated by them. And by "us" I largely mean myself. I guess it's an obsession of sorts.
After Reggie, and one night at work, I thought of the idea to write my second self published book. This one is a short story called "The First Zombie". I try to further assess the zombie phenomenon and I think there is a little home grown social commentary in there too.
I am currently working on my second larger title, under the working title of "The Kraken Class", which is a space epic with a twist. I hope to have it finished, working around my other commitments, in a few months. It's something, a genre, that I have never dabbled in before and it's proving itself somewhat challenging. i want to do it justice and juggle the themes in it with some sort of intelligence. So the project is becoming very much a labor of love.
I'm trying to set something up soon so that my books will be available in print for anyone who might be interested. I hope to have some sort of free give away of them as soon as I sort it out so watch this space.
If you have any comments, or if you enjoyed any of the books, please get in touch via my website. I'd love to hear from you.
on April 17, 2014 :
The character development is wonderful in this story. I love the main characters, and the minor ones that pop up add that human element that a lot of end-of-world stories seem to forget. There are some facts that need to be checked, or at least embellished, but nothing that took away from enjoying this apocalyptic tale. There were a few issues with grammar/spelling, and some continuity issues, in terms of saying one thing but then saying another, but again, the story kept me reading despite any small (and completely fixable) errors. There is just the right amount of action (in other words, PLENTY!). An enjoyable read, for sure.
(review of free book)