Graeme Ing engineers original fantasy worlds, both YA and adult, but hang around, and you’ll likely read tales of romance, sci-fi, paranormal, cyberpunk, steampunk or any blend of the above.
Born in England in 1965, Graeme moved to San Diego, California in 1996 and lives there still. His career as a software engineer and development manager spans 30 years, mostly in the computer games industry. He is also an armchair mountaineer, astronomer, mapmaker, pilot and general geek. He and his wife, Tamara, share their house with more cats than he can count.
What do your fans mean to you?
For me, it's all about the reader. I can enjoy my worlds and stories in my head, but what motivates me to spend thousands of hours writing and polishing a book is so that readers can enjoy it too. I love to hear from readers: learn what they liked, their interpretations of my characters, their questions about my worlds. It's amazing what insight I can gain from that. I appreciate every person who takes the time to read my books, and hope they believe it was time well spent.
What are you working on next?
Right now I am polishing a dark fantasy about a necromancer. I hope it will break the usual cliches. He's cocky, sarcastic but definitely a hero. Along with his feisty female apprentice, he becomes embroiled in a sinister plot that threatens to kill tens of thousands. It's a tale of determination and love in the face of adversity, of betrayal, forgiveness, and other good stuff. Look for it in 2014.
From bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead.
Twisted Earths is a collection of nine tales from Untethered Realms, a group of speculative fiction authors. Stories by Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Gwen Gardner, Misha Gerrick, Graeme Ing, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich, and Catherine Stine.