Interview with Geoffrey Thorne

When did you first start writing?
As a child. I can't remember a time when I wasn't writing a story of some kind.
What do you read for pleasure?
Scifi and Urban Fantasy.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Count of Monte Christo – because I'm a believer in revenge as long as it's well planned and flawlessly executed.

Parable of the Sower – because it provides a much better story and ethical operating system than any of the bibles I've read.

Nicholas Nickelby - because it proves a normal life can also be a grand adventure.

Nine Princes in Amber – because it was the first time I was exposed to what is now called "Urban Fantasy" and it remains one of the best examples of the genre ever written.

A Wizard of Earthsea – because it presaged my own life story and, in many ways, defines it to this day.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
no preference.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I participate in web forums and make promotional YOUTUBE shorts. So far that's largely it.
Describe your desk
A roiling pit of chaos.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Increased control of my work and impatience.
What are you working on next?
Next up-

A new installment of my FRINGE SPACE series of novellas.
How do you approach cover design?
Carefully, with a bullwhip and a gun.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Having written a lot in the STAR TREK universe for Pocket Books, I wanted to try my hand at a more personal-to-me sort of "space opera." FRINGE SPACE is that try.
Published 2013-09-13.
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Books by This Author

The Undetermined State of Charlie Blue
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Charlie has made a lot of mistakes in her life, not the least of which was marrying Troy. On the worst night of her life she makes a new friend who might just have a way out.
Thanks to Captain Go (Fringe Space #2)
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Series: Fringe Space, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
On a lonely outpost at the edge of space an ex soldier comes face-to-face with his past and the secrets of the Universe.
Truth Metric (Fringe Space #1)
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Series: Fringe Space, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
APEX's commanding officer faces the unpleasant duty of notifying a parent about the death of their son, and explaining how and why he died without divulging classified information surrounding the event.
Fina Silento (Fringe Space #3)
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Series: Fringe Space, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It's the long dark night of the soul for APEX's newly minted First Engineer. Can Cimarron Bell's genetically enhanced mind take the pressure or will the Construct crack?
Better Angels, a Gray Harbor Novel
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A fugitive comes home to settle old scores and gets caught in the schemes of some grifters out to rip off the local mob boss.
Threnody
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Pills is a guy with a bad habit. Sharkey's the guy who collects when that habit gets out of hand. When Pills finds a way to settle his debts once and for all there might just be hell to pay.
Fixing Mr. Styx (The Grim Arcana #3)
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Series: The Grim Arcana, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 16,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sherman is the best magical "procurement specialist" in the business because he follows two rules. Know where the exits are. Know your client. When he breaks the rules and takes the wrong job from the wrong guys on the wrong night things go from bad to Apocalyptic with no exit in sight.
Geoffrey Thorne's DREAMNASIUM
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,640. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2010 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! ... A lonely god at the end of the universe? Sounds like a party... A scientist with a physics problem that just might be murder... A young girl with a secret bundle, monsters in the dark woods? Not your grandmother's fairy tale. Geoffrey Thorne, author of Star Trek: Titan: Sword of Damocles, assembles these tales and many more under one tent for
The Price of Salt (The Grim Arcana #1)
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Series: The Grim Arcana, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
What if, when they told you there was nothing in the dark that could hurt you, they were wrong? What if there's something there that can not only hurt you but kill, chew you up and swallow your soul? What if that something has an address, a house where it sits in the shadows, waiting for someone, anyone, to stumble inside? What if that someone is you? Hardboiled horror & fantasy. Mature readers
The Cost of Opening (The Grim Arcana #2)
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Series: The Grim Arcana, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2010 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
What do you get when you mix a hardboiled detective, a stripper with a cashbox for a heart and a simple magic charm? In the city of Arcana you get trouble of the world-shattering, life-eating kind with only one lonely sorceress standing between humanity and oblivion. Geoffrey Thorne, author of RED/Shift, presents a tale of dark magic, tragic love and ancient bonds. For mature readers.
red/SHIFT
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2009 by The Winterman Project. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A dashing killer trying to outrun his past... A world-weary cop determined to close her most baffling case... A dying heiress desperate to find a cure for her disease... When these stories collide on the same Martian night the results are deadly. The author of Star Trek: Titan: Sword of Damocles presents an original tale of murder and magic set in a future that is both familiar and strange.