S T Xavier


S T Xavier is a new writer whose desire to combine his favorite things - stories, magic, spaceships, and the voices in his head - has coalesced into his first novel in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. His characters have a story to tell, and he’s obligated to tell it until that contract with the red horned guy expires. He is a practicing computer geek, avid collector of fantasy art, amateur player of decent video games, and voracious devourer of stories. He currently lives in Charleston, SC with his two cats and the numerous voices that occasionally let him sleep.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
David Weber's Honor Harrington series. I don't think better space opera exists anywhere. The strong characters, well-developed universe, deep political intrigue, and glorious space battles are one of my biggest inspirations.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World is fantastic. It's a 'little guy in extraordinary circumstances' story that is just fun to read.
Terry Brooks' Landover series is one of the best fantasy realms I've ever had the chance to live in. His characters are humorous and quirky, even during extraordinary circumstances. I learned how to combine drama and humor into 'normal' characters from these.
The Fables graphic novels by Bill Willingham is wonderful. I love contemporary takes on old fairy tales. Fables does it right.
Finally, Hitchhiker's Guide, because Douglas Adams. What more needs to be said?
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've been writing short stories for a while, but never had an idea for a full-length novel, let alone a series. The Ugly Dirt Box Universe came to be through three words that came out of a conversation with my brother: elves on spaceships. It had never been done, and I suddenly had to do it. Once I started thinking about it, Rylae Westiel popped into my head and started telling me her story. It would have been a disservice to her to fail at writing it down properly.
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Where to find S T Xavier online


Elven Gambit
Series: The Ugly Dirt Box Universe, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,940. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rylae's visit to her home world of Tir Tairngire is far from a normal vacation. Strange assassins, risking her life, hiding in trees... to protect her parents, Rylae needs to quickly figure out what trouble her childhood friend brought back home with her, and how to keep it from burning down everything around her.
Rylae's Storm
Series: The Ugly Dirt Box Universe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 95,910. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Book One of the Ugly Dirt Box Universe. Commander Rylae Westiel is the elven Executive officer of the UCST Corsari, an ambassadorial starship. Her mission to a goblin homeworld to prevent a war turns out to be nothing like she expected. Continuing to learn how to become Captain of her own starship, Rylae has to learn one very important point - goblins won't always be goblins.

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