John Schrock


Those that love books of all types, are likely baby-boomers, have worked in a variety of fields, would do anything for their family, like to think they have grown wiser and a bit gentler, understand that most goals require quite a bit of work, and because of all of this could not resist the urge to write - we have a lot in common.

My first real job was at thirteen, and I have never wanted to stop. I have met very few people whose path in life have not taken twists and turns. The wrong turns I have made shine like warning beacons from my past. Everything else is a measure of mystery. Did I, or have I made the right choice ?
I like it though and would not change a thing.

I've been writing for my own amusement for more than thirty years. The itch to publish my words and await public judgment is exciting.

I am from Texas. Started out in Dallas, and have since spent most of my adult life at the other end of the state, near the border, or in its famous Hill Country located in the middle of Texas.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
As a young father I coached a variety of sports teams my boys and daughter were a part of. Whether it was a parent of one of our team members, or of an opposing team, I regularly encountered aggressive, if not borderline abusive parents.
I witnessed the pressure parents like this put on their child.
The idea of parents pressuring their young athletes grew inside me until the idea for Giants Rising emerged.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I truly enjoy writing. For years I wrote freely. Most of it was awful, but I loved doing it. The only thing I would share with others were my story ideas. They always received very favorable comments.
There is no question that the process of indie publishing is extremely challenging. Once those hurdles are cleared the real challenge is offering your words to an unknown audience and waiting for them to weigh in on your efforts.
It can be thrilling to allow yourself to be so vulnerable.
Read more of this interview.

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Giants Rising
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 99,820. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Sports
Science creates fantasy as young athlete's genetic codes are rewritten to create super athletes. When they suddenly grow much bigger and then violent the world turns against them.

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