S.J. Drew

Biography

I am an aspiring author living and working in an undisclosed location in the U.S. I love writing and hope people will love my writing too (check out my blog for more examples) and are encouraged to post comments and reviews to the S. J. Drew Facebook page. I also have a WordPress blog for the purpose of shameless self-promotion in which I provide hopefully witty commentary for things that I find interesting, and I hope you will too.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
This is third in the "Nevermore and the Ravens" series, which is about an all-female progressive rock band that suffers through supernatural misadventures while on the road (I may possibly be inspired by old Hanna-Barbera cartoons...). Like the other two books in the series, I have thirteen short stories, thirteen sets of lyrics, and a connecting thread of an interview. The stories are not in chronological order, although the books are. Some stories are serious, but most are more light-hearted.
How did you settle on the format for your series?
Because I was stuck writing my series of epic fantasy novels. The first one is also published by Smashwords, and I intended and still do intend to write a sequel, but I just couldn't get it to come out right. So I decided to try something different, and picked up these song fragments my friends had come up with one night (there may have been adult beverages involved) and decided to write the stories to go with them. That's why Nevermore and the Ravens is a collection of short stories. And since I had some songs already, I figured why not write a song to accompany every single story? I know, without music the songs are just poetry, but then I hit upon the idea of using the interview to describe the music. I may possibly have made my writing life much harder than it needed to be.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find S.J. Drew online


Books

Saturday Night Séance
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Series: Nevermore and the Ravens. Price: Free! Words: 70,720. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Meet Nevermore and the Ravens, a progressive concept rock band! They've just released their third hit album, "Saturday Night Séance." Read more about the band's supernaturally-themed misadventures that were the inspiration for their album in this novel-length collection of short stories.
Paranormal is Relative
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Series: Nevermore and the Ravens, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 89,180. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Meet Nevermore and the Ravens, a progressive concept rock band! They've just released their second hit album, "Paranormal is Relative." Read more about the band's supernaturally-themed misadventures that were the inspiration for their album in this novel-length collection of short stories.
Necromancy for the Greater Good
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Series: Nevermore and the Ravens, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,550. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Meet Nevermore and the Ravens, an all-girl progressive concept rock band! They've just released their major first album, "Necromancy for the Greater Good." Read about the band's supernaturally-themed misadventures that were the inspiration for their album in this novel-length collection of short stories.
Squandered Blessings
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Price: Free! Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00)
A short story about selfish parents and the consequences as told through their son's eyes.
A Song of Snow and Ashes
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Price: Free! Words: 164,790. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50)
This is the story of two ordinary humans living ordinary lives half a world apart, until they day they were chosen by the Gods to fight a battle for the fate of their world. One Avatar fights for the Light and one Avatar fights for the Darkness, and both learn wielding the power of a god is not what they thought it would be.

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