Bruce Lombardo


I'm a guy that writes mainly political fantasy/sci-fi satire. These tend to have an adventure or action-y handle to them.

My first actual 'sit down and write' project was a piece of fan fiction for the old RPG, Mutant Chronicles. My work, Gut Instinct, was decent but Paradox Entertainment had a lock on the license for anything MC.

Fast forward to 2010. My first actual project, wholly mine own, Shift: Election Weekend is critically a success. People that enjoyed it encouraged me to submit it here and get a book deal through's createspace.

Since the publishing of Shift: Election Weekend, I must sincerely thank everyone who looked at it. I also ask for those that have read it cover to cover, to please place a thoughtful review of it online and do no be afraid to bash it where it needs it. This can not be understated-if I have critics of my work, I will raise my A-game.

As of early May, I'm within days of placing the actual first piece for Shift on the web. The official name is Shift: Elijah's Story.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was a kid that grew up in a community of roughly four hundred people. I lived there until my early thirties.

Everyone knew who you were, what you were doing, and what you had plans for. There were no real secrets in the town. If you had issues with your marriage, it was likely talked about between the post office and the cafe the next day.

I feel every small town has that sort of thing.

In some of the scenes of my books, you can see the corn stalks and small town influences in the characters and how they talk to each other.
When did you first start writing?
I think the teacher said to us in second grade, "Use up all the paper." And she'd hand out this horrible newsprint-grayish stuff with large lines to scrawl what you could on it. It gave me the idea that I could put the ideas in my head into some sort of cohesive mess. A couple of years later, we had a special time in class where the creative ones would read aloud their works. Since then, I've always been a writer.
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Where to buy in print



Shift: Elijah's Story
Series: Shift, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 86,920. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Elijah Branch is a Half-orc that specializes in illicit material handling and transportation. This time he is sent to Rochester, New York, to deliver a mysterious cargo for a Community Action Group. Along the way, he has MS-13 agents, the FBI, the Goblin Syndicate, and a Half-elven woman riding shotgun with him who is more trouble than she is worth. Elijah's road just went to loose gravel.
Gut Instinct
Price: Free! Words: 35,440. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jon Grier's wife has been missing for a long time. A security specialist, and a man driven to honor his family, he has been living with depression too long. In the city of San Jose, on Mars, Jon gets word that he is to accompany Brian Stephenson and provide personal protection for him. Jon ventures with Brian across the face of Mars, and finds that Brian’s fate is tied to his past.
Shift: Election Weekend
Series: Shift, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 83,960. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
The weekend before an election is always a nail-biter for the involved parties and those power groups surrounding them. FBI agents a step behind a Half-orc with a cranial ordinance device must figure out what the mysterious package is that he is to deliver to a riverboat casino off the Coast of Covington, Kentucky. As the weekend continues, the following events can change the face of our nation.

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