Shawn Muller

Biography

Shawn Muller is the author of the Chronicles of Ghost Company series. He has also written and published a small children’s book, titled “The blue fairy’s lost comb”.
He was born March 23 1980, in the small South African town of Heidelberg, Gauteng. His parents moved to the coastal town of Richards Bay when he was ten years old, where he still resides. He completed high school in 1998 and dabbled a bit in computers and internal sales before becoming an electrical apprentice, where he qualified as an electrician in 2004.
While he was a computer technician, he met his wife over a local internet chat site. They met officially, face to face in 1999 where it was love at first site. They were married in 2001, the same year their son was born, and 2005 saw the birth of their daughter.
Shawn began writing while he completed his last two years of school, during his English classes. It took many years, a few rewrites and some stern words from his wife, for him to have finally finished book 1.
It was self-published in 2015, both as an eBook and as a hardcopy. Book 2, written together with book 1, was first published in 2016 as an eBook and hardcopy. The children’s book was released in 2016 as an eBook.
Shawn has written a few short stories the last few years, some of which have been entered into short story competitions, the latest being the Commonwealth Short Story competition for 2018.
Shawn is currently writing book 3 of the Chronicles of Ghost Company, as well as a short story for the Bristol Short Story competition.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Richards bay. It is a small town with not much to do. It had a decent library which I would visit at least once a week to loan my next pile of books. Being a small town with little entertainment besides the beach, it gave me plenty of time to read and play games. This allowed me to grow my imagination to the point where I wanted to write my own stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading quite a few books during my earlier childhood days, but one series which really stood out to me and set me on wanting to really read more and to write my own was Edgar Rice Burroughs Venus series. The way that the main character moved from one part of Venus to the next, and that each region was completely different really captured my imagination and held it till this very day,
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Where to find Shawn Muller online

Twitter: @1M4N5H0W
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Reborn: Book 2 of the Chronicles of Ghost Company
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,950. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A land burned by giant Cyclops. Can Bob and the Ghost Company help stem an unstoppable tide, or will they too, be swept aside?
Awaken: Book 1 (Chronicles of Ghost Company)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,290. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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The journey of Ghost Company. Not their world. Survival the only choice.

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