William A. Hainline
William Andy Hainline currently lives in New Albany, Indiana with a big old lazy tomcat named Kitty-Boy, where in his spare time he practices being a supervillain and an English major. He is constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to butcher the English language, but his favorite way to do so is writing novels. He enjoys science-fiction, fantasy, and horror, and is a sucker for grand, romantic musicals. When he isn’t plotting to take over the world, he spends most of his free time reading, writing, hanging out with friends, and tinkering with his Mac. Some of his favorite toys include Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X, and the best writing program in the world, Scrivener. He is a big fan of Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fringe, and Doctor Who, and he is active on both Facebook and Twitter, where his handle is @wahainline.
His novel, The Reality Engineers: Volume 1: What Happens At Con Stays At Con, is now available from Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. It’s a lighthearted romp through the darkness of mental illness and the fun of being a geek that pits an alien invasion force against a gang of nerdy protagonists who are just trying to enjoy their favorite annual sci-fi convention. The book is the first in a planned series, The Reality Engineers, and is offered on Smashwords.com; subsequent eBook installments will be priced at just $4.99 each. A physical copy, for those who desire one, is available through Amazon for around $11.00.
“When you watch a show like Big Bang Theory,” says Hainline, “you get the feeling that the geeks are still the outsiders, even though the show is really all about them and their world. I wanted to turn all that on its head. Plus, I love the idea of asking, ‘What if a bunch of geeks actually got their hands on the technology that they’ve been dreaming about for years? Would they become heroes, or villains? Would they freak out, or would they rise to the challenge of dealing with it? Also, I wanted to write about what it’s like being bipolar, to let other people who are suffering know that, in the words of General Zod: ‘You are not alone.’”
Hainline decided to pursue self-publishing after traditional publishers balked at the book’s unusual style and center of literary gravity. “The mainstream folks were like, ‘This is too ‘niche’; it’s not mainstream enough,’ and the small-press folks were like, ‘this is too genre, too mainstream!’” he said. “I figured what the heck—at least the book will be out there, right? And if my work only ever touches one other person, then all the suffering and trials and tribulations have been totally worth it. I genuinely love writing, and I genuinely love these characters; they inspire me to keep going, despite being mentally ill, despite everything. They and their geeky, nerdy world are my refuge. And if I can share that with someone else, even just one person, then my life’s work has been worth it, I have been a success.”
Follow his blog at http://williamahainline.squarespace.com for regular news updates and cool tidbits and snippets of works in progress, along with various rantings and ravings.
Or, you can look him on Facebook, at www.facebook.com/subgeniuszero
Or, if you prefer, you can follow him on Twitter, at @wahainline
His books are also available in print editions from http://amzn.to/136xZLM
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VideosThe OFFICIAL Book Trailer for "The Reality Engineers: Volume 1"
This is it, folks . . . the OFFICIAL book trailer for my new novel, "The Reality Engineers: Volume 1: What Happens At Con Stays At Con!" More trailers for more book soon to follow, so keep an eye on this page!The OFFICIAL trailer for Volume 2!
Hey folks! Check out the ALL NEW trailer for Book 2!Book Trailer 3 for THE REALITY ENGINEERS
The third epic book trailer for the epic series, THE REALITY ENGINEERS series!
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