Alexander Dregon

Biography

Hello.
I am Alexander Dregon. I was born in Philadelphia PA.. a long time ago. Soon after I was moved to the eastern shore of Maryland, where I grew up to the age of seventeen, when the death of my great uncle forced me to leave school and begin adulthood slightly early. After a couple of dead end jobs, I wound up in the army for several years, where I tried a variety of things to occupy my time, (some of which you can read about in Hookers, Hos, and other guilty pleasures.) The usual range of choices were karate, guitar, with a preference for the blues, and weightlifting.
After I got out I went to work at a few jobs doing nothing but collecting a paycheck. Then I found a job as a skip tracer. I worked at that for about two years. Then deciding it was time to move on, I traveled to Kansas City to visit my brother and stayed there. Ten years ago I started writing. Taking a page from the time I spent in the Army in workshops and classes on the subject, I decided to use what little I had learned to try and express myself to the public. Finding my way to divine destines, I was able to establish a relationship with the editor in chief and publish with them exclusively, other than free stories I sometimes post on fan fiction.net.
I have a tendency to write long sagas that take more than one book can hold. I like to think that I am giving any who read my books a good deal, at least size wise.
As to the quality of that work, that has to be judged by the reader. I can write it but the truth is that I like all my work, so I am a lousy judge. My girlfriend reads my work and likes it, but again, she is automatically on my side, so her opinion is biased as well. As for me I have some kind of block against bragging in any way shape or form so I have a hard time saying how great my work is. So I spend my time trying to find a way to make my stories more of whatever I can, hoping to find that elusive combination of wit and prose that makes for a great story. Check out my tales to see when I make it.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting to tell a story my own way. Anyone can tell a story, the trick is to make it interesting enough to hold the attention of the reader with just the words. An actor can carry it off with his presence, or with his tone of voice. For a writer, it's a lot harder. We have to use italics, and quotation marks to show the emphasis on certain words to show how the character feels about what he's saying. What I want to do is write down what happens in my mind, complete with all the trimmings, just accurately enough that the reader can see what I want, but still has to use their imagination to fill in the blanks. That's the challenge for me. Not to shove my own version of reality down anyone's throat, Just give them the idea and let it sound familiar.
What do your fans mean to you?
I write for the fans. Emphasize write. Of course I want to make money, but even that is secondary to the reality of the fact that without the fans, none of us are doing anything other than entertaining ourselves. Without the fans, we have nothing. It would be like a play that no one came to see. We all know what happens then.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Alexander Dregon online


Books

Resurrection Earth
Price: Free! Words: 65,400. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Based on the story Crusade it is a completion to the story left hanging by the show's cancellation. TO the fans of B5 that remember it, enjoy.

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aliens    babylon five    crusade    drakh    sci fi    telepaths