Brett P. S.

Biography

Brett Sawyer (1986), born in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, is an indie author who writes short stories & novellas, from science fiction to superheroes. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in education and currently teaches game design at Lake Land College.

Short Change arrived at retailers in November of 2014, the start of a superhero series where ordinary people gained powers over oddly specific domains, following the story of a shorter than average hero who can telekinetically manipulate small units of currency.

Short Change is free on “smashwords.com/profile/view/BrettPS” and Barnes & Noble along with other samples and short fiction.

Brett’s popular releases in science fiction include “Dark Station” and “Tales from the Colony: An Interstellar Saga.” Dark Station is a deep space thriller set aboard an abandoned orbital science station where Ben Gebbley and his crew secretly investigate the disappearance of the original staff before others come to claim the lost assets.

For updates on Brett’s projects, follow his blog at “brettps.co” or follow him on twitter, at “twitter.com/BrettPsWrites”

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing my first coherent body of fiction around my freshmen year of high school. That would have been around 1999 or early 2000, though I didn't start publishing my work until January of 2012. The piece I started in high school did not become my first published story, however.
What is your writing process?
It seems that for everyone, the argument falls somewhere in between outlining and making it up as you go. I find that the shorter the work of fiction is, the more I outline. However, with larger bodies of fiction, like novellas, it takes up too much time and energy to plot every single detail. When I write those, I still outline, but it is kept to a minimum. With extremely short fiction, sometimes I will draft up each chapter header and write a short synopsis for each one. I did this in at least two short stories I self published.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Brett P. S. online

Twitter: BrettPsWrites
Wattpad: BrettPS
Blog: http://brettps.co

Books

Resonance Saga: Legacy of Magnanimous
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,310. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
A world of resonance erupts with people who have powers over oddly specific domains. Meet Miles Emmerson, A.K.A. Short Change, a pint sized hero with the ability to manipulate small units of currency. Together, he and his allies strike back at Savage Steel and the dark figures who abuse their powers and wreak havoc across France and more. Contains books one through five, the life of Magnanimous.
Tales of Solus Station
Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Helene Kirsch, hired gun for Hammond and his science crew, protects Solus Station from threats that lurk in the depths of space.
Beneath a Blue Sun
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Joel Korhonen, scavenging survivor of the wrecked remains of the only home he'd known for years, an interstellar vessel once adrift in starlight. Amidst the debris on an alien world, he caught wind of a lingering hope, the fading energy of the former Ergo's signal beacon.
Primal Light: Heroes with Oddly Specific Powers
Series: Resonance Saga: Secondary Arc · Resonance Saga: Complete Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Primal Light, the beast whose mere reflection devours the weak. The Architects hound Spectrum across time and space while Miles awaits an encounter with Djinn, newfound emissary of the ancient progenitors of resonance. Beneath the persistent gaze of the Architects, a flooding energy escapes through cracks in the universe, bringing with it wanton destruction and annihilation.
Alter Ego Academy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,430. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Noah Robinson, a future candidate for Alter Ego Academy, longed to join the ranks of supers through its white marble halls. If he was good at anything, it was failing to meet Fullbring's high standards, but for the man whose power was giving himself more powers, who could honestly match? Fates changed the day he encountered Heatstroke, a hero in distress in Central Park. Time to roll the dice.
Silver Lining: Heroes with Oddly Specific Powers
Series: Resonance Saga: Secondary Arc · Resonance Saga: Complete Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,370. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Magnanimous, now head of the UN.C., stood one step away from uniting resonance in the western world. He was getting older and Simon was well past his prime. During a pivotal vote, a rogue resonance user by the name King Midas interrupted the Italian senate, a powerful gold metallomancer leading a nefarious group with goals unknown. In Spectrum's absence, it was up to Miles to strike back.
Virtual Space
Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00)
Erwin Richter, surveyor for hire, scoured dark crevices of the net in service to major corporations. Upon revisiting a back door he established during a former assignment to Silica Corporation, Erwin donned his virtual avatar and crept quietly through layers of files to stumble upon a virtual shaft of projects buried in a forgotten file tree. What secrets did the corporation decide to forget?
Plastique
Series: Resonance Saga: Side Stories. Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Sofie Rousseau, defender of the environment and resident superhuman. With powers over plastic, she tracked down dark dealings of Denmark's richest by the noses of their credit cards, but Savage Steel had other plans. Sofie will push herself to her limits in order to defeat her new foe, a messenger from Savage Steel with powers of his own.
Black & White
Series: Resonance Saga: Side Stories. You set the price! Words: 16,360. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Gamma, the resonator formerly known as Spectrum, ruled the world with absolute power after usurping Savage Steel. He destroyed armies with a thought and decimated countries with a wave of his hand. Who could stop this menace in a world where Short Change never lived long enough to save the day? Who will take up the mantle left void by a missing Magnanimous? A Resonance Saga Side Story.
Deep Space
Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Glenn Fischer captained the Albatross, an interstellar vessel, through federation space when he dropped out of FTL in the midst of planetary debris from an unknown disaster. With their ship's FTL drive undergoing repairs, Glenn and his engineer worked to uncover the origin of the wreckage while treading lightly on the ghost of a broken world.
Extremophile
Series: Tales of Solus Station. Price: Free! Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Helene Kirsch, hired gun for Hammond and his interstellar research team, encountered an alien during a routine asteroid mining exercise. Having survived her close encounter, Helene flew back to Solus Station with a tall tale and an empty cargo pod behind her re-purposed fighter. Unknown to her, however, her cargo pod wasn't empty. A new threat now lurked the halls of Solus.
Alter Ego
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Walter Axel knew how to handle a super villain. As Side Winder, a resonator who could turn almost any object on its side, Walter tipped over whatever it took to catch the caped cretins that threatened his city. However, when an old villain claimed to have learned his weakness, Walter soon found himself with a choice to make. Catch the villain for good or reveal his identity.
Stasis Shock
Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00)
To Ethan Cook, a college student studying programming, stasis gaming was a part of his life as much as eating lunch. Stasis froze the body in time and with a proper interface, he could accomplish almost anything in his fantasy world. It was better than real life. However, stasis came with a cost. A body tuned to that physiological state could sometimes relapse, a condition called stasis shock.
Space Knight
Price: Free! Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.50)
Oskar Frei, Fissure Class Space Knight and overly energetic employee of the intergalactic police force known as Libra. The collateral damage he causes on a daily basis makes him almost not worth hiring, but after saving a planet from a Varaxian Worm, Libra sends him a personal request. Against his interests, however, Libra is sending someone to make sure he plays it safe.
System Lords
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Visaari traveled to Callisto from a faraway star in a distant corner of the Milky Way. The life forms of Earth harnessed Atomic power years ago, grinding their civilization to dust. The ruling Visaari council in the system debated their future stake in a dwindling, though fledgling people. At'rif, a young Visaari filled with love for the humans, sensed the council's commitment waning.
UN.C. North America
Series: Resonance Saga: Side Stories. You set the price! Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
While the heroes of the UN.C. battle epic evildoers overseas, Simon constructs a different kind of super powered team. Meet Marcus (Rhythm), Eugene (Scarf) and Katherine (Crane), an oddball pack of heroes whose resonance powers run on loose ends and bits of string as they defend North America from Persona, a new threat strong enough to test their limits and more.
Resonance Saga: Primary Arc
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 32,700. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
A world of resonance erupts with people who have powers over oddly specific domains. Meet Miles Emmerson, A.K.A. Short Change, a pint sized hero with the ability to manipulate small units of currency. Together, he and his allies strike back at Savage Steel and the dark figures who abuse their powers and wreak havoc across France and more. Contains Short Change, Steel Soldier & Berlin Djinn.
Berlin Djinn: Heroes with Oddly Specific Powers
Series: Resonance Saga: Primary Arc · Resonance Saga: Complete Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
While Magnanimous (Short Change) and the UN.C. work to establish a rapport between resonance users and the world governments, a specter wanders beneath their eyes. Resonance users are disappearing and Simon doesn't know why. Magnanimous tracks down his most powerful foe yet, an old man who calls himself the Berlin Djinn. The Architects are returning.
Gold Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The great wurm Ghalthier knew no weakness until humankind began to hunt him. Their steel tore through his wings and chipped at his scales as he fled the eastern armies through the forests near the edge of the Empire. He took human form in an effort to hide and recover, but the battles left his body weak and his name suspect.
Dragon Blood
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Humankind’s greatest armies gathered and marked an end to the age of dragons but the great serpents carried on their knowledge and powers by mixing with human blood. Some families tried to preserve their own ancestry, though time saw fit to kill off what little remained. Now the modern age, Markell Adler responded to a survey about his own ancestry, not sure just how much dragon he had in him.
Junk Bot Wizard
Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00)
Eric lived his life on a garbage world, a heaping mound orbiting a solar body so close the heat tore through its core and turned weak scraps to cinders. His dwelling protected him and Eric built bots to do outdoor chores and scavenge for supplies. An early morning, one of his drones returned with a toy that managed to survive the fires of his world. Buried inside was a love not forgotten.
Asteroid
Series: Tales of Solus Station. Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.00)
Interstellar astronaut Helene Kirsch surveyed asteroids for a privately funded research station in an outlying star system. Overworked and underpaid, she flew through the belt until her ship's scanning equipment met a rocky mass with high interference. If her intuition was correct, good things would follow and Hammond could deliver a steady paycheck for once.
Steel Soldier: Heroes with Oddly Specific Powers
Series: Resonance Saga: Primary Arc · Resonance Saga: Complete Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,280. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Savage Steel CEO, Richard Adamson fell at the hands of Short Change, but his lingering shadow continued to influence the corporation. As Short Change continued developing his powers, rumors surfaced of his arch foe returning. Richard Adamson, the Iron Giant, now walks the earth as the Steel Soldier. Who can put an end to the new reign of steel?
Tales from the Colony: An Interstellar Saga
Price: Free! Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The hopeful dreams of humanity drift aboard the Colony, an interstellar vessel determined to reach a new world. After one thousand years in suspended animation, its passengers breathe new life into old machinery. These are the tales of those aboard who find that not all is quiet in the dead of space.
Ungrateful Heir
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00)
Gerald cracked open the gates of the catacombs in search of the riches taken from him. Led by the family cat, Nina, he traveled through halls of the dead. Along with the family's gold, he also discovered something else left unwritten.
The Hunt
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00)
Sally the ferret sat up on the windowsill and watched the hunt each night. And each night, it passed her by until a storm blew open the door and she took her one chance. Outside was no place for a house ferret, though.
Short Change: Heroes with Oddly Specific Powers
Series: Resonance Saga: Primary Arc · Resonance Saga: Complete Series. Price: Free! Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Miles Emmerson, mild mannered employee of Savage Steel, witnessed a dark deed done by France's largest arms manufacturer. In a life and death struggle, Miles discovered his resonance and donned the title Short Change. Able to manipulate small units of currency and armed with a child's allowance, he'll make Savage Steel pay up.
Star Power
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Humankind had explored and colonized every sector with fleets of ships capable of folding space, thanks to massive Star Power engines. Intelligent alien life did not exist in the Milky Way, but who knew what threats possibly lurked across the dark space between galaxies?
Beyond the Beyond
Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The boon allowed life to exist and when it ceased to function, illness, madness and darkness swept the village. Howitz set off to do what his grandfather had done, light the obelisk and restore the boon to working order. It was somewhere out there, in the forbidden, barren lands of the beyond.
Shiny Things
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00)
He came up to savor a tasty meal as it dripped from the garbage, but this night, Fango discovered something more valuable than food, like a morning sun that captured his own reflection.
Alive
Price: Free! Words: 940. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.33)
Memories of a past life haunted a young man as he woke up in an odd manner. Tin could do nothing...nothing but perceive. Doctor. Doctor please come back.
Lair of the Imp
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A distant settlement held wonders far removed from a lonely Imp's dank, dark den. But, it was his home, and no matter how much he longed for it, the lights that danced over the horizon would never be for Ginsh.
Project Green Earth: Children of a Dying World
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(3.00)
Humanity's dreams drift to a distant planet. An expedition, fitted with the latest technology and weaponry that Earth has to offer, is tasked with determining whether this new world can support human life. Dangers both great and small lie in wait, light years away on the green planet.
Blessings of an Immortal
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
For a time longer than he remembered, the immortal Gregory lived his life on a mountain far removed from the seasons, but his quiet existence takes an unexpected turn when a traveling stranger greets his door and asks for something extraordinary.
Dark Station
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
An orbital station goes dark and desperate hands enlist the aid of Gebbley and his mates before thieves or worse can lay claim to its secrets. As the crew enters empty halls, they wonder what grim fate befell those who came before.
Servant of the Sword: A Fantasy Zombie Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
They fell from the skies. After the fires rained down, phantoms crept out from the porous, rocky remains...formless creatures feasting on the bodies of men. As the Veil plunges into chaos, fate lies in the hands of a captain of the watch and a band of unlikely heroes.
Grimoire Fantastica
Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Through a stone labyrinth, in an underground crypt, Hector pursues a book of legendary power. Maddened monsters strive to strike down the lone wizard. Can the Grimoire grant Hector's wish?

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