About the author
Allen J. Gerzoff has spent most of his life in the southern Arizona desert where he is now retired from a career in mechanical engineering. The loves of his life are his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his cameras, not always in that order. In retirement, he has achieved some recognition as a landscape and wildlife photographer. Historelic -The First Journal was his first science fiction novel and the first installment of several to come in the not too distant future. Two others of the series are now available here on Smashwords along with several short stories on assorted subjects. There will be more!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
This probably should be an answer of many parts, but getting to the point, it seemed like the logical thing to do. From all I’ve heard and read about publishing these days, many of the standard paths can get very expensive before there is any possibility of earning anything for my hard work, with still no guarantee of success. Success is the biggest thing I strive for. It’s what we all strive for, but I also understand we can’t all win. If I do ultimately fail with my books, I may as well do it as cheaply as I can.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to get my work out into the public arena. Whether I beat the odds or fail is, of course, up to me. I’ve not heard anything good about the standard print publishing route lately. I’ve tried to catch the interest of several literary agents and publishers in the past, with absolutely zero effect. I’m not that fond of constantly spinning my wheels.
Blood & Dirt
on Dec. 10, 2013
I liked it. It kept me reading from end to end. There aren't many books I can say that about. I'll have no hesitation about reading other tales by this author. Thank you for the good read Mr. Alanye.
Godspeed Inc: A Naomi Kinder Adventure
on Dec. 17, 2013
An interesting twist on the 'roam about in space and save the earth' theme. I will definitely be reading other stories from this author. A hardy well done.