Jeremiah D. Schmidt

Biography

Jeremiah D. Schmidt was born in Minnesota in the early 80's, raised in Maine during the 90's, and has frequented Florida when New England winters have proven tiresome. He attended the University of Maine at Orono during a time when the Black Bears hockey team was winning, and received his bachelor's degree in Anthropology back when a liberal arts degree seemed like a good idea.

In the years since, he's worked as a furniture maker, a cinema projectionist, a grounds keeper, a GIS map technician, and an autobiography writer (writing autobiographies in the third person). He's always had a passion for storytelling, not verbally though (he was much to shy for that), and so handcrafted many a book in his childhood. Later, he would start to flush these stories out, after realizing they wouldn't write themselves, and that carrying drywall is a miserable job.

Jeremiah's first real book, Aethosphere: Coalescence of Shadows and Light, is available for e-book purchase and has been read by perhaps a dozen adventurous spirits. His hope is to reach a dozen more.

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Series

Aethosphere Chronicles
These chronicles outline particular events in the lives of some of the main (and not so main) characters of Aethosphere. Delve into the past to enrich the present, and uncover the future of what's in store for our heroes and villains found in the main storyline.
Aethosphere
With a bit of fantasy, a bit of sci-fi, and a whole lot of action and adventure Aethosphere is a sweeping steampunk-inspired epic. Taking place thousands of years after the Sundering of the Old World, the series follows a group of key players as events unfold towards world-ending calamity. This tale is driven by a diverse cast of characters; from a businessman haunted by demons, to a world-weary airship captain, to a young girl who poses a link to the divine, and a young man who seeks answers about his shadowy past. Each struggles to forge their own path towards an uncertain destiny, even as the world around them spirals towards a second Great Skies War. Forces in hiding race to resurrect an ancient evil, while unbeknownst to them all an ancient primordial monster begins to stir from its eon-long slumber. In the end, forces will unite, bounds will fracture, and not all will prove to be as simple as black and white, not when heroes become villains and villains find redemption.

Books

Aethosphere Chronicles: Storm of Chains
Series: Aethosphere Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
"Occupation under the rule of the Iron Empire can bring with it many titles; Imperial and Ascellan, Hierarch and Candaran, collaborator and loyalist, traitor and insurgent; and yet where do the titles of father and son fit in the grand scheme of it all?" It proved to be one of the last things Drish's father said to him.
Aethosphere Chronicles: The Rat Warrens
Series: Aethosphere Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,200. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
On the dystopian isle of Junction, those occupying the foundation slums of the Rat Warrens live a hard life shrouded in near-perpetual darkness. Fen Tunk is one such unfortunate youth. He’s a scavenger and a gang runner, who might have just found his fortunes changing after he snatches a sack-full of cash from an unwary courier.
Aethosphere Chronicles: Winds of Duty
Series: Aethosphere Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,560. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Deep into the horrors of the Great Skies War, Bar Bazzon, a newly-minted officer serving aboard the Royal Airship Chimera, recounts the harrowing circumstances that pitted fellow aeronauts against one another on the very eve of a deadly encounter with one of the Iron Empire's dreaded hunter-killers.
Aethosphere: Book 1: Coalescence of Shadows and Light
Series: Aethosphere. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 303,060. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Leviathan slumbers and the Enox Unon lies defeated, and yet the world is forever shattered… Eons have passed since that age of lore, and yet its aftermath is still written across the skies in the form of scattered isles floating high above boiling mists. But the reminder of what conflict brings stands forgotten.

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