Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson

Biography

Alexander Engel-Hodgkinson has always had a fondness for different types of fantasy, having grown up on superhero cartoons, action movies and anime. As he got older, he branched out, discovering more works in these and many other categories, including various forms of Hong Kong cinema and the 'golden age' of action films, all of which have heavily influenced his own imagination and writing/drawing style. He can't stay on a computer too long without opening Microsoft Word and writing something down, even if that computer doesn't belong to him; and if he has a pen and paper of some sort, he'll be drawing something for sure. Since he was ten, he'd been striving to achieve a career in fiction writing while providing his own illustrations and cover art, constantly encouraging creative criticism from his peers so that he may improve wherever need be, and always trying to 'one-up' himself with his drawing and writing.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up mostly in Little Britain, a small town out in the country. It hasn't really influenced my writing at all in a creative sense but it was quiet enough for me to at least write in peace (most of the time).
When did you first start writing?
I was writing since I was ten. I had a dozen different ideas, all of which I told to my parents until they eventually got me a computer and taught me how to use the basics of Word. It might have just been an attempt to shut me up so that they could finally do something without me rambling on about my fantasies; in which case it was successful.
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Books

Dark-Boy, Vol. 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,690. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Upon being released from his cryogenic prison, violent ex-soldier Damian Warkowski finds himself in a desperate struggle for survival as the entire world pursues him. In order to escape, he takes the group of teenagers that released him as prisoners, only to quickly realize that his own hostages may be even crazier than he is, and they not only outnumber him, but also may have plans of their own.

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