Rich Feitelberg

Biography

Rich Feitelberg is a poet and novelist, author of the Aglaril Cycle. The first of these epic novels, Aure the Topaz, is complete and released October, 2013. Visit http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/367332 for details. Rich is now working on the rest. He also has fifteen short stories to his credit. In his spare time, Rich writes poetry, and blogs. For more information about Rich's activities, visit his web site, feitelberg.net.

Rich earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Worcester State College. His Master of Arts in Technical Communication was received at Bowling Green State University. Currently, Rich is working on several writing projects: completing his fantasy series, the Aglaril Cycle and writing more poems and short stories.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing as a teen and I've studied the craft of writing ever since. But it was only recently that fiction writing came into sharp focus. Prior to that I was writing poetry off and on. And I've been writing instructions for others for years to pay the bills.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a short story. It was supposed to be a myth but I was in way over my head and it didn't come out too well. But from that I learned a few lessons, such as write what you know, and don't take on too much at once.
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Where to find Rich Feitelberg online


Where to buy in print


Books

Return to Gray's World
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Series: Space and Speculation, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The exploration of the strange alien world QJZ is complete but what has been learned makes no sense. The Empire dismisses this intelligence and moves against it. Will they succeed this time to conquer the world or regret it?
Carbon Footprint
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Series: Space and Speculation, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the effort to combat global warming and greenhouse gases, researchers develop a new form of algae and a synthetic material to grow it on. Is this invention a godsend or a god-awful hybrid that tampers with nature too much?
Secluded Place
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Series: Twisted Tales, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: American English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Remy seeks to reclaim his childhood prior to getting married. Does he suffer from cold feet or does something else draw him to his favorite boyhood retreat?
Pairings
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Series: Twisted Tales, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A lonely old man meets a young female street performer who can take away his away his feelings of isolation. She invites him to go with her into a nearby tent. Does he go to experience a type of closeness he has never felt before or does he remain alone and apart from everyone?
Purple Gobblin'
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Series: Tales of Marngol, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Brashani and a group of four other wizards arrive in Marngol hoping to rebuild the town after an invasion many years ago. But the ghost of the town’s former mayor, Archimedes Orin, objects and gives them the task to remove the Purple Gobblin’ from the old inn’s basement as a test. Can they coax the creature out of the basement or is the task too much for them?
Paraphernalia in My Pocket
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: American English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This collection focuses on several themes including, love, death, nature, emotions, and relationships. There are also poems that do not fit any category, such as poems on being middle aged, and observations about life. Sample poems can be found at http://feitelberg.net/aglaril/poems.html
The Karma Fairy
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Series: Fables and Fiction, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Russell makes a deal with a fairy to delete all the illegal content he has downloaded in exchange for a chance at happiness. But in the light of day he realizes the fairy was just part of a dream. But soon thereafter he meets a woman and falls in love with her. Will he keep his promise or risk being lonely forever?
The Box
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Series: Twisted Tales, 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A mysterious box appears in Bill and Jack's apartment. Neither man knows where it came from, only that it grants wishes. Jack wants to use the box, but Bill does not trust it. Can the box be used safely or does it curse all who possess it?
The Monster
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Series: Fables and Fiction, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: American English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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Prospective parents go to a local carnival and learn from a fortune teller that their unborn child will be physically damaged and too big to have naturally. They dismiss the thought until they see the infant is growing large. What impairment will the child have? Can the parents handle the situation or will they need to kill the child as the fortune teller suggested?
Telescopevision
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Series: Space and Speculation, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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George Zyberg, an astrophysicist, invents a telescope that lets him see the future and using it he is able to predict events before they happen. But after using it to prevent the robbery of the Central Bank he gets in trouble with gangsters. Can he bluff his way to freedom or has he gone too far predicting the future of criminal events?
The Wayward
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Series: Twisted Tales, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,000. Language: American English. Published: January 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
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An accidental fall down the stairs enables Ramon to see lost souls caught between life and death. Feeling that knowledge of their existence is a threat to them, the lost souls try to claim Ramon as one of their own. But Ramon fights back and discovers a way to affect these non-corporeal beings. Can he enact his plan before it is too late?
Gray's World
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Series: Space and Speculation, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00)
Jonathan Gray learns of a strange encounter: a scout vessel has crashed on an alien world. The Empire seeks to rescue any survivors and annex the planet. But the world is enveloped by a strange energy field that interferes with the Empire's technology. Can Jonathan convince the Empire to let a small band of meta-humans make first contact and avoid a war?
The Pen
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Series: Twisted Tales, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00)
A struggling writer finds a magic pen that lets him achieve the success he craves. But his wife is not pleased, preferring a weak-willed spouse who will obey her commands. How will she respond when his deadlines start taking priority?
The Reaper
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Series: Fables and Fiction, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: American English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00)
A fairy tale of a cursed scythe, a magic field, a witch, and a thieving farmer.
Magic and Melee
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of fantasy short stories including, The Last of Her Kind, Knight Training, The Cloax, Chamomile Flowers, Curses, and The Horn of Horundring.
Sans Boat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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While exploring the tower of a wizard and old friend, Brashani discovers clues to a lost treasure. Can Brashani unravel the clues and recover the treasure?
The Statue
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.00)
Brashani seeks to honor the victims of the Marngol Massacre with a dedication of a statue. But the ghost of the town's former mayor, Archimedes Orin, is angry at all the changes Brashani has made in order to reclaim the ruins. Will Archimedes let the statue be unveiled or will Brashani be forced to destroy the former archmage?
Baby Muran
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Series: Tales of Marngol, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Brashani, a wizard and mayor of Marngol, discovers a baby in the ruins of an old tower. The child appears normal but seems to understand normal speech. Then people start dying and the baby is the prime suspect. Can Brashani unlock the mystery of the baby before it kills everyone and destroys the town?

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