Jay Cannon grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. He became hooked on science fiction when he used to run home from junior high school to catch the original episodes of Star Trek. He spent six years in the U.S. Navy working on the flight deck of aircraft carriers, which felt like being on a starship. After leaving the Navy he spent several years in the software industry. During that period he passed time reading science fiction books and watching science fiction movies. He eventually decided to stop writing programs and start writing books.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love writing. Ideas constantly flood my mind and I am eager to get them down on paper. Using traditional publishing is tedious and time consuming. I like the ease and flexibility of the indie world.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords provides a free and "simple" means for publishing books and distributing them in several formats. The service provides lots of tools and advice to new and seasoned authors for how to be successful at publishing and marketing their books.
This prequel to the Euclidian series follows the exploits of Adar, an alien from the Ossuary System, hired as an elite assassin aboard the Euclidian resource ship Andrea. Adar was sent to Earth to retrieve, dead or alive, renegade aliens.
This book centers around an alien invasion of Earth. Unlike other stories about alien invasion of Earth this one looks at it from the perspective of the aliens who see it as a business venture. The only thing standing in the way of the Earth being strip mined out of existence is a kid and a small alien fugitive.
This version contains images along with more romance and violence.