Shane Jason Taylor
Once, in a distant and wondrous age known as 'The Eighties' was born a child. This child was simple. This child was ordinary. This child was one of many children. This child, however, had a calling.
He fought valiantly from a young age to defeat the twin evils known as School and Boredom. He cultivated few trusted allies with which to share his adventures. He pored over tome after tome, immersing himself in lore esoteric and fanciful. Until there came one fateful day, where an instructor offered him an assignment. A test. "You will write a story."
For the first time in his eleven short years of life, his eyes opened anew. Gone were the assumptions that those great writers who had inscribed their work in ink upon paper were some superhuman beings, blessed by gods with talent unknowable by mortal hands. Gone were such illusions from his mind as this instructor said unto him, "No, Shane. ANYONE can write a story."
I never stopped.
Years and years and years later, I'm still writing. Self-taught and struggling to ever hone the craft, the one thing that's never faded in my life has been my love of writing. Since the moment I started weaving stories with words, I knew I never wanted to do anything else in my life. And now, after all those years of honing myself, here I am. Published novelist.
Here you'll be able to peruse the scrawlings etched in my head by the many, many voices that live inside there. I'm a huge fan of speculative fiction and that comprises the bulk of what I like to write as well. That doesn't mean I don't like to explore other types of story; I like the adventure that comes with a new literary challenge!
My debut novel, Y, is out now. I'm currently working on a fantasy piece during NaNoWriMo 2015, and a science-fiction drama that I would like to release in early 2016. Plans are malleable, however; if you'd like to keep track of what I'm up to and what I'm thinking, feel free to hit me up on Twitter. I'm always up to say hi to my readers!
And finally, I hope you enjoy delving into my tales. Happy reading!
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by Shane Jason Taylor
Two boys, raised as breeders and cultivating a secret relationship, are forced to rebel against the society that nurtured and groomed them in order to save the human race from a debilitating genetic condition. They are thrust into the world with only their wits and each other to rely upon as they seek sanctuary from the city's all-powerful Overseer.
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