Raphyel M. Jordan

Biography

Raphyel Montez Jordan, born February 10th, 1985, grew up in a Franklin, Tennessee household sensitive to the creative arts. As a child, his hobbies were drawing favorite cartoon and video game characters while making illustrated stories. This passion for art never left and followed him all the way up to his high school and college years. For example, while most of his friends were out at the movies or a football game, Jordan was stretched across his bedroom floor drawing and sometimes writing up till 3:00 in the morning.

It wasn't until college when he underwent a personal “renaissance” of sorts that Jordan took his interest in writing to another level. When he was 19, he started writing a novel for fun, taking inspiration from the constant exposure of different ideas and cultures that college showed him while staying true to the values he grew up to embrace. However, when the “signs of the times” influenced the story and the characters to spawn into universes of their own, he figured he might possibly be on to something.

As he studied graphic design at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, Jordan also used his electives to study sciences like Astronomy, Psychology, and Biology in order enhance the reading experience in his story. He eventually made it a goal to have the story published after he graduated, and dubbed the goal “Operation Spanish Moss,” the very same project that would develop into his first published book, “Prossia.”

The rest, as they say, is history.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Ah, it's the world-building, most definitely. Given my genres of interest, I have to go in depth with so much when it comes to locations. Cultures, governments...circadian rhythms even -- I get to make it all! It's like creating the most epic sandbox ever, and then you get to place a couple of people smack dab in the middle, and watch them interact in it. Ugh. So cool! :P

"Ahem." Mah bad. Just had a sudden author geek-out moment.
What are you working on next?
I got a project called "Operation: Pirate Bee" in the works. It's a sci-fi novel about revolting against tradition. I feel such a subject matter speaks to every generation, but I think it's also been getting a lot more volume on the global level lately.
Read more of this interview.

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Books

Evaluations of the Tribe
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Price: Free! Words: 75,170. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
When two alien friends desire nothing more than the respect from their peers, they will push themselves beyond the limit so they can be the last one standing in a dangerous local rite of passage that will test their courage, their will, and more importantly, their loyalty to one another.
Prossia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,410. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
There's a danger lurking among the comrades and friends Aly, a young Goolian just drafted into a war, has sworn to protect. It's worse than any enemy weaponry, any being known in the galaxy, and it has the potential of crumbling both hostile and allied forces. The worst part is this: That danger is Aly, herself, and she doesn't even know it.

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