Steven Jay Hamilton lives in Northern California where he works part-time for his local school district. He has always loved reading and fiction, discovering an interest for fiction writing when he was in the fourth grade. He has studied creative writing and other story-telling mediums at his local college.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always wanted to be writer. I've been writing fiction since I was nine. I've written some pieces that I intended for publication in magazines or on websites but none of those publishers were interested in my work. I don't blame them. I'm sure they have difficult jobs. It was such an emotional roller coaster to wait the weeks or months for them to get back to me--often sending me form rejection notices.
I feel that this form of publication gets me closer to my audience and I like that.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I remember a day about a month ago when I was walking home from work, thinking about a scene that I wanted to add to my novella. When I got my fingers to the keyboard, the characters and their struggles flowed through me in a single powerful burst. I leaned back in my chair after it was written and felt like I'd truly created something.
There is something magical about writing fiction. Something that can't be quantified or measured on a chart. The fact that I can't describe it is what I think makes it special. There is a spirit to words--a spark of life that makes them move on their own.
Adrian Shetler has had a stroke of bad luck. The window of his PI office has been broken by the body of a dead woman. Law Enforcement Agents of the orbital city largely ignore the crime and don't start an investigation. This is not acceptable to Adrian and he chooses to take on the case himself. However, the killer is quickly covering their tracks. Can he find them before they escape?