Ryan Sean O'Reilly
I took to books at an early age and can still remember my father reading J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit to me at bedtime. When I could read on my own, my mother brought home books from the library for my siblings and me. She tells me, that I would look at the covers and say "not interested", but if she left them on my night stand I couldn't help, but devour them--the genres and titles didn't seem to matter. Growing up the oldest of five children outside the city of Chicago, our house was always teeming with activity--so it may be no wonder that I enjoyed staying up late to read when things were quiet. There was always something transcendent about disappearing into another world while the rest of the house slept. Books taught me so much about myself and the world around.
I've crossed through a few different genres trying to find my voice but mostly dwell in fantasy, science fiction, and literary fiction. A few authors who have inspired me are: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Frank Herbert, Richard Adams, J.K. Rowling, Douglass Adams and William Shakespeare.
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When I'm not writing, I cohost the podcast: "No Deodorant In Outer Space" (www.nodeodorant.com).
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A diary, noises from the attic, a resident cat, and piles and piles and piles of boxes cast shadows over Josephine as she digs through her new home and discovers the disturbing circumstances surrounding her purchase of the place.
The One Who Turned Them On
On a planet exclusively populated by alien robots, machines struggle to find purpose after abandonment by their creators. The Body, a growing robot-collective, is slowly taking over the canyons and oppressing all those that resist its will. Only Ophis, an insignificant and crippled worker-bot, stands in the path of this nefarious task.
Overtime in the Woods
Private Investigator, Rich Lacey, is hired to get incriminating evidence against a man fraudulently collecting insurance money on a worker’s compensation claim. Everything goes fine until Lacey suspiciously develops a flat tire out in the middle of nowhere, forcing him to get help. Suddenly, Lacey finds himself in the unusual position of weighing out the morals of his profession.
Rick Silvano, a young geneticist, has gotten himself entangled with a violent, drug-lord named Diego Peres. Peres has hired Rick to create genetically enhanced watchdogs, by combining bats with Africanized honeybees. Clive Pinkerman, a late-night, radio conspiracy host, announces that he is going to break into the lab. Rick must juggle his time between stopping Clive, and the experiment.
The Energy Scavengers
When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.
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