John O'Riley

Biography

John O'Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an award winning fiction writer and the author of the Grumpy Old Wizards series, The Winters Family Psi Chronicles series, and the Wizards of Seattle series. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays New Earth, Pinky Swear, and Mutant Wizards in the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards which made it to Quarter-Finalist status.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in and managed a variety of bookstores including Borders. He currently resides in Washington state and has a parakeet companion named Amy who sings like a canary to help encourage and inspire him.

He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Dima Zales.

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Books

The Lost City of Sorianne
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,320. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2017 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With Josephine’s son and the entire city of Briodanis in peril from an unknown and powerful enemy, Josephine embarks on her greatest adventure yet when she follows a trail of clues that hint that the city of Sorianne may not have been destroyed after all.
E-Catalyst
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,980. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When fifteen-year-old Jeremy Marshall goes on a family vacation to watch a rare astronomical event, he and his sister get a lot more than they bargained for. As particles from a nearby comet rain down into Earth’s atmosphere, an electrical discharge vaporizes millions of people worldwide including his parents.
Invasion
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
A hostile AI from a distant world has discovered a way to travel to Earth. With a technologically advanced ship, the ruler of a vast and powerful army of androids will soon reach Earth, and the White Knights are the only ones capable of stopping the impending invasion.
Escape
Series: Wizards of Seattle, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,170. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
With the assistance of the White Knight Council, Jason and his colleagues at the Seattle PD must find and defeat a dark wizard who’s gifted with incredibly powerful black magic that the modern world has never seen.
Light Energy
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,120. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Josephine’s specialized research team scrambles to develop the advanced technology needed to safeguard Earth while Josephine struggles to locate the source of the magic that is threatening the lives of her loved ones and may be responsible for the demise of the original White Knights dating back to the Great Wizard Wars.
Inheritance
Series: Wizards of Seattle, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,800. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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Jason wonders if his luck has finally turned around when he discovers he will inherit a luxurious home infused with ancient magic and a sizable fortune from a relative he'd never known existed. Of course, there's a catch. He must learn use his new power and defend himself against a secret organization that is armed with potent, black magic.
Black Moon
Series: Winters Family Psi Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,990. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Brian Winters has reached a crossroads in his life as he approaches his eighteenth birthday. He has reached the time where he is destined to confront his powerful nemesis who has an army of powerful psychics at his command. Brian must hone his new psychic abilities if he has any chance of surviving this encounter.
Project Onyx
Series: Winters Family Psi Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,050. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Brian is kidnapped by a group of merciless scientists intent on developing a retrovirus that can create the ultimate weapon in psychic ability. Brian's empathic talent warns him that his captors will kill him when they've concluded their experiment. Brian must escape before time runs out.
Transformation
Series: Winters Family Psi Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,090. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Huge corporations like Psi-Tech rarely have enemies not easily managed. Emily Winters is the exception. As a highly gifted precognitive and a prisoner of Psi-Tech, Emily is its greatest asset and also its greatest threat. That's why they plan to kill her very soon.
Terramezic Energy
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,630. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
In this family friendly contemporary fantasy, Josephine and her friends face their greatest challenge yet when a hostile AI known as APU 81, created by an advanced civilization, resurfaces and targets them for termination. APU 81 has plotted for centuries to enslave humanity and the time has finally come for it to carry out its sinister plans.
Dark Energy
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,640. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
Josephine uncovers an important secret about the Valituras, a power-hungry organization that has lived in secret for centuries. Now that their existence is publicly exposed and Josephine's discovery leads to the capture of more of their agents, the Valituras declare war against the country. Josephine scrambled to protect herself and her loved ones from this powerful foe.
Corruption
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
In this family friendly contemporary fantasy, soon after Josephine starts her investigative work for the police, she discovers a secret organization called the Valituras that has amassed ancient magic and power with single-minded determination intent on seizing control of the U.S. government. Can she defeat this ancient and powerful foe?
Grumpy Old Wizards
Series: Grumpy Old Wizards, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,380. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Dreamy Worlds Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.00)
Josephine, a recently retired grandmother, lives in a modern society where magic is commonplace. Her quiet world is shattered when a dark wizard decides she is a threat to his plans due to her acute psychometry and targets her for murder. With the support of her two life long friends, can she help the police stop him from his nefarious plans?

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