A. D. Nance

Biography

Originally from Oklahoma, I now reside on the Carolina coast. I wrote Leonardo Who? in 1993, then revised and published in 2013. In 1997 I was able to write an account of my 6+ years I lived in New York. In April 2014 I published Poems of a Common Man - a collection of poems and song over the decades. In May 2014, part one of an upward looking epic fantasy was published - My Stars and Other Highlights. The writing is complete. The artwork is in progress. Audio version part one is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FWeQT4z37c
I hope to continue walking on beaches with my #1'star' Sally.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing is seeing my book or story in print, or any published form. I am thrilled that I can write something that is interesting,
thought-provoking and accurate. My readership is almost non-existent at present, but to see how others enjoy my work would be a joy as well.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No. But I remember writing scripts for our play radio station W.O.R.S.T. with my brother and a couple of friends in Oklahoma where I grew up. We expanded and produced super 8 movies too. I made 3 fan movies about Star Trek. We had great fun doing that. I do remember the first book I read in school. It was a book about insects and I was proud to have read the whole thing.
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Where to find A. D. Nance online

Twitter: @adnance1

Books

Rare Earth
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part fifteen. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,870. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
EL makes the ultimate voyage traveling millions of farsecs to the fabled rare other Earth. He escapes death in a crash, and at other times on his trek across the new Earth. This planet is in a dire situation and he can trust no one. But he does not give up. He finally reaches his goal and finds the 'Source' he has been searching for. He finds his 'home.'
Contact Point
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part fourteen. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,070. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the CM dimension, EL meets an important contact at the Omniversal Hub Event. He makes a list of 50 local ibee species of the 24 galaxy clusters of E-Wing. The more he sees and learns of the infinite creation, the less he knows he knows. He sets his sights on one planet - the rare other Earth. Visuals will be added later.
Enterprise Dawning
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part thirteen. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Come along with Eldon and his friends as he goes galaxy hopping in search of the Source. In the process he finds beings that are frighteningly far advanced and really impossible to resist. They have sent a vessel that promises the dawning of a new age. But there are enemies he has to face along with extreme dangers. He continues to receive guidance, a recurring melody, and evidence of truth.
The Mountain
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part twelve. Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
At a plant on Cona-3-Cha, Eldon receives visions of his future. He scales two mountains of different times and places in synchronicity. An outside higher power evidently wants to help him in his search for the Source in ways beyond mere ibee understanding. This is based on an actual event in eastern Tennessee in May of 2001.
To Laugh Or To Cry
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part eleven. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon investigates human-like emotions such as guilt, despair, and especially humor. He feels this will help him learn more about his Creator and about himself. Three examples, and places are: at a rest stop he is compelled to sing in a karoke contest; he becomes a jungle creature at an amusement park; he interacts with himself as a clown. All are firsts and all important in his search.
Okron
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part ten. Price: Free! Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
As a member of the Singsord delegation on the massive Galaga Alpha, Eldon gathers reactions to the Okron disaster. He also is given an inside view of other disasters and perhaps their meaning, if any. This the My Stars version of the OKC bombing and of 9/11.
The Seecirc
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part nine. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon is sent on a special assignment to seven star systems in the Alpha sector of his galaxy. It is a seeker network circuit, called a seecirc. The Source seekers on the 19 planets of those systems need some kind of assistance that Eldon can help them with. At one stop he is given a pair of idol figures as a gift. The assignment proves to be longer and more difficult than he anticipated.
Metanova
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part eight. Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon, Salena and a few others are invited by the Celestions to observe a metanova, a very rare stellar event. As a result of being there, they experience 'unusual effects' that will change their lives forever.
Light In the Cave
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part seven. Price: Free! Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Source seekers Eldon and Salena embark upon their first joint SS mission. In the globular star cluster Quendiem was a planet called Metrozoid 4. In the cityscape which covered the entire surface was a bloomball plant, a very special one. Inside this world within a world was a society of ibees living in caves. Their long and difficult mission was to save them from extinction.
Salena
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part six. Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon finds another companion in his search for the Source. Salena is from a planet where the inhabitants are similar to the Hearthites of Eldon's Earth. However, Salena is unique in her most intriguing qualities. Inspired by my wife Sally.
Unification
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part five. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In his search for the Source, Eldon is beginning to realize how long and difficult a journey it will be. He loses a close friend on the way to an event of galactic importance. The event has historic significance in the process of unification for the intelligent beings (ibees) of the galaxy.
Beyor Towers
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part four. Price: Free! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Eldon continues his journey in search of the Source. He is sent to a planet of a double star to attend the SSD Academy. While doing restoration of the Beyor Towers, he makes a shocking discovery of ancient artifacts which tells much about the history of the seeker group he is now a part of.
Victory Dome
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part three. Price: Free! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A young man called Eldon from an alternate Earth, searches the stars, his galaxy, other dimensions, and inside himself for the Source. In this story he is introduced to the Singsords, a group of proactive seekers who have learned how to tap into the Singular Source Domain.
Apollo and Tiney/Graduation
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part two. Price: Free! Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The main character searches the galaxy and beyond for the Source. At this opportune time comes Part Two. Aldanon is able to help a friend near and far away with his bio-dog Tanjit. And the questionable Excinerlaze games turns out to be very worthwhile for him.
My Stars and Other Highlights--Looking Up
Series: MY STARS and Other Highlights, Part one. Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
The main character searches his galaxy and beyond for the Source. He discovers that a fabled world similar to his own actually exists. Part One contains two events in his childhood that are very memorable.
Poems of a Common Man
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Seventeen poems from various periods of my life. It also includes some pictures and a song.
Leonardo Who?
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 24,180. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
It started with a discarded portrait that looked strangely familiar. Three art loving truth seekers took it down a road to discovery. They discovered an old hermit and his hidden gallery. An investigation revealed more about the mysterious keeper of the gallery. Then they embarked on an odyssey that was beyond their imaginations. Now 'smashed' to the surface, you may read this great art fantasy.

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  • An Android's Soul on July 14, 2014

    The discussion of 'I' was fascinating. The interaction of heart and mind is key to being human. The questions raised in this story and the treatment of it is great cerebral reading. Great job Vito. I will look up more of you. Highly recommended for thoughtful readers everywhere.
  • Pulchritudinous Book 1 on May 26, 2015

    A charming and gentle read for young and older. We need more non-toxic stories like this for children. The illustrations were many and darling. And I see you have an abundance of readers/ reviewers that love you. Wow. Great work.