John O'Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an author of novels and an award winning writer of screenplays in the category of urban fantasy, comedy, science fiction and young adult. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays New Earth, Pinky Swear, and Mutant Wizards in the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards which made it to Quarter-Finalist status. Other recognition includes the screenplays Cursed, Project Pandora, Pinky Swear, Incipio, and Bad Sister which have been listed as Quarter Finalists, Semi Finalists, and Top Finalists in the 2013 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards, 2012 Screenplay Festival, 2012 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards, 2012 StoryPros International Awards, 2012 Pulsar Sci Fi Screenplay Contest, and the 2012 Reel Authors International Breakout.
John was raised in Washington state. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in a variety of bookstores including Borders and was the manager for one of the bookstores in Florida owned by Goodwill.
He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Janet Evanovich. He currently resides in Washington state and owns a parakeet named Amy who sings like a canary to help encourage and inspire him.
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Josephine’s specialized research team scrambles to develop the advanced technology needed to safeguard Earth while Josephine struggles to locate the source of the magic that is threatening the lives of her loved ones and may be responsible for the demise of the original White Knights dating back to the Great Wizard Wars.
Jason has recently discovered his new category six wizardry was a result of genetic experimentation by a secret organization known as the Ebullio and must now master his new abilities to safeguard himself and his family. As Jason learns more about the enemy, he realizes that danger lurks behind every corner and trusted allies may not be who they seem.
Jason wonders if his luck has finally turned around when he discovers he will inherit a luxurious home infused with ancient magic and a sizable fortune from a relative he'd never known existed. Of course, there's a catch. He must learn use his new power and defend himself against a secret organization that is armed with potent, black magic.
This urban fantasy short story collection includes Grave Decisions, Deadly Familiar, and Vorgan. In Grave Decisions, a young inexperienced witch has car troubles outside of town and is pursued by a powerful supernatural assailant. The second short story, Deadly Familiar, features three witches who perform an enchantment to summon a new familiar but the spell goes awry.
Brian Winters has reached a crossroads in his life as he approaches his eighteenth birthday. He has reached the time where he is destined to confront his powerful nemesis who has an army of powerful psychics at his command. Brian must hone his new psychic abilities if he has any chance of surviving this encounter.
Brian is kidnapped by a group of merciless scientists intent on developing a retrovirus that can create the ultimate weapon in psychic ability. Brian's empathic talent warns him that his captors will kill him when they've concluded their experiment. Brian must escape before time runs out.
Emily was kidnapped as a teenager by Psi-Tech, a corrupt and power-hungry corporation that learned of her precognitive ability. Imprisoned for years and forced to use her talent to help a company thrive, Emily must now seize a one-time opportunity to save not only herself but her brother as well who will die without a medical treatment that doesn't yet exist.
Josephine and her friends face their greatest challenge yet when a hostile AI known as APU 81, created by an advanced civilization, resurfaces and targets them for termination. APU 81 has plotted for centuries to enslave humanity and the time has finally come for it to carry out its sinister plans.
Josephine uncovers an important secret about the Valituras, a power-hungry organization that has lived in secret for centuries. Now that their existence is publicly exposed and Josephine's discovery leads to the capture of more of their agents, the Valituras declare war against the country. Josephine scrambled to protect herself and her loved ones from this powerful foe.
Soon after Josephine starts her investigative work for the police, she discovers a secret organization called the Valituras that has amassed ancient magic and power with single-minded determination. Her new assignment of defeating this agency may prove an impossible feat as their members have infiltrated all levels of the government and their advanced wizardry rivals her own.
Grumpy Old Wizards
Josephine is a powerful wizard with a talent for psychometry that is so strong and acute that she can read the psychic impressions in a room without touching anything. Her abilities are as rare as they are unsettling. Her peaceful and quiet retired life is shattered when the police request her help with investigating a crime scene left behind by a suspect with powers equal to her own.
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