Skye Lansing


Skye Lansing was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1983. Early on he developed a love for books, cultivated by his mother. This love was eventually cemented when his father caught him reading magazine articles late one night and, in a stroke of brilliance, punished him thereby ensuring that reading was forbidden (thus awesome). Later in his childhood he began to write, mostly to escape from the boredom of his high school courses. The results were, predictably, objectively wretched.

In 2002, Skye enrolled in a biology program for college. Over the next five years he discovered an interest in History that shouldn’t have been surprising considering the amount of history documentaries he’d watched while growing up. He continued to write, though without any real intent to finish the projects he started, and briefly considered swapping to an English major when he unexpectedly secured enough credits to graduate with a BS in Biology.

With college behind him Skye began to agonize over what to do with himself. The original plan had been to attend a graduate program, but when that fell through he found himself working on many personal writing projects to fill the time as he job hunted. Before long he’d even started on what, at the time, was simply a serial story published on a public web page titled simply "Rohai."

The scope of this new project rapidly expanded and evolved until Skye was forced to admit that what he had was no longer a simple series of stories, but rather a full book series. Public updates to "Rohai" ceased while he laid out the groundwork for a new book series, mostly focused on bringing the scope of the project under control in a desperate bid to avoid a tale with kudzu plot. This process proved more difficult than he originally intended, especially in light of initially working full-time.

After years of work Skye finally released "In Honor’s Shadow" in 2016, kicking off the beginning of his new Honor’s Path series. He is now chipping away at the second book while simultaneously doing the research for several other projects for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy genres.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was already writing and had recently gotten a lot of work done on a serial story that was mostly just something to fill my spare time. When I shared what I had it got a lot of praise, so I decided that perhaps I should seriously consider publishing it. Around that time ebooks were just starting to take off, and I never had much interest in traditional publishing. Becoming an indie author just seemed like the logical move.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Honestly I think it is just the desire to keep pushing ahead. I've tried to just drift along and it really isn't that satisfying. I find it much more fulfilling to have something I want to work on and being ready to dive in every day. It isn't always fun to do the work, but the satisfaction after is well worth it.
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Where to find Skye Lansing online


By Duty Bound
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,350. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
As the Wolf Clan’s civil war continues, those loyal to the Hayashi Family must face new trials. The plan to contain their adversaries—the Hitomi Family—in Kyoudai Pass is working; however, new threats from unexpected quarters have put them in a precarious position, and their foes have not been idle.
In Honor's Shadow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
What use is honor without victory? The Wolf Clan stands divided amid a bitter civil war. For years the noble Hayashi Family has struggled to wrest control of the clan from their rivals, the Hitomi, but one disastrous battle has exhausted their power. Now now two members of the clan, Shiro and Hayashi Seiko, must decide what role they shall play in the upcoming conflict.

Skye Lansing's tag cloud

anthropmorphics    anthropomorphic    asian    furry    furry novel    onnabugeisha    ronin    samurai    wolf