A. D. Nance

Biography

Originally from Oklahoma, I now reside on the Carolina coast. I wrote Leonardo Who? in 1993, then revised and published in 2013. In 1997 I was able to write an account of my 6+ years I lived in New York. In April 2014 I published Poems of a Common Man - a collection of poems and song over the decades. In May 2014, part one of an upward looking epic fantasy was published - My Stars and Other Highlights. I hope to continue writing and walking on the beach with my wife Sally.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing is seeing my book or story in print, or any published form. I am thrilled that I can write something that is interesting,
thought-provoking and accurate. My readership is almost non-existent at present, but to see how others enjoy my work would be a joy as well.
What are you working on next?
At present,(Aug.2014), My Stars and Other Highlights is what I am working on. I am in the 15th chapter of a possible 23 or 24. I take one project at a time, generally. There are other ideas for future books such as a book of quotes (with names changed) which have been either funny or impressive in some way in my life. Then perhaps something about being married to a person of very different background and culture, which I have been for more than 30 years.
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Where to find A. D. Nance online


Books

Metanova
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon, Salena and a few others are invited by the Celestions to observe a metanova, a very rare stellar event. As a result of being there, they experience 'unusual effects' that will change their lives forever.
Light In the Cave
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part seven. Price: Free! Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Source seekers Eldon and Salena embark upon their first joint SS mission. In the globular star cluster Quendiem was a planet called Metrozoid 4. In the cityscape which covered the entire surface was a bloomball plant, a very special one. Inside this world within a world was a society of ibees living in caves. Their long and difficult mission was to save them from extinction.
Salena
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part six. Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon finds another companion in his search for the Source. Salena is from a planet where the inhabitants are similar to the Hearthites of Eldon's Earth. However, Salena is unique in her most intriguing qualities. Inspired by my wife Sally.
Unification
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part five. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In his search for the Source, Eldon is beginning to realize how long and difficult a journey it will be. He loses a close friend on the way to an event of galactic importance. The event has historic significance in the process of unification for the intelligent beings (ibees) of the galaxy.
Beyor Towers
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part four. Price: Free! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon continues his journey in search of the Source. He is sent to a planet of a double star to attend the SSD Academy. While doing restoration of the Beyor Towers, he makes a shocking discovery of ancient artifacts which tells much about the history of the seeker group he is now a part of.
Victory Dome
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part three. Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A young man called Eldon from an alternate Earth, searches the stars, his galaxy, other dimensions, and inside himself for the Source. In this story he is introduced to the Singsords, a group of proactive seekers who have learned how to tap into the Singular Source Domain.
Apollo and Tiney/Graduation
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The main character searches the galaxy and beyond for the Source. At this opportune time comes Part Two. Aldanon is able to help a friend near and far away with his bio-dog Tanjit. And the questionable Excinerlaze games turns out to be very worthwhile for him.
My Stars and Other Highlights--Looking Up
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Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part one. Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The main character searches his galaxy and beyond for the Source. He discovers that a fabled world similar to his own actually exists. Part One contains two events in his childhood that are very memorable.
Poems of a Common Man
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Seventeen poems from various periods of my life. It also includes some pictures and a song.
Leonardo Who?
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 24,180. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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It started with a discarded portrait that looked strangely familiar. Three art loving truth seekers took it down a road to discovery. They discovered an old hermit and his hidden gallery. An investigation revealed more about the mysterious keeper of the gallery. Then they embarked on an odyssey that was beyond their imaginations. Now 'smashed' to the surface, you may read this great art fantasy.