Alexander Edlund


I've had many jobs, some in remote parts of the world, some working for Fortune 50 companies, but writing has been a constant. I grew up traveling from town to town, starting in new schools every couple years. Books were my solace and my shield against culture shock, and new school shock. I read voraciously, reading out the local library collections of fantasy and science fiction. When I began to see my own stories, I felt compelled to write them down

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I see scenes like a movie playing out in my head, usually invoked by music. The first time this happened I was sitting in bed when this piece of music came on the radio, and I had a vision of a woman running through a forest of epic trees. I grabbed a pencil and started writing furiously. I still have that sheet of paper. It is the opening scene to A Woman Warrior Born. The question then becomes, why is she running? What happens next? For that I usually need more music, but I have little control over the scenes I see. They come in discontinuous flashes like a movie cut into random pieces, sometime separated by years or decades of story time. Characters appear, as do places, battles, love scenes, sometimes entire sections of plot. My job as a writer is to then weave a narrative thread that binds these scenes together to give them pace and meaning in a real story arc.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first time I can recall seeing an entire world in my mind from simply hearing words occurred before I could read. It happened on a cross-country road trip where my parents read the Lord of the Rings out loud, turning the endless road miles into a traveling dream of Middle Earth. Later, after reading every book in the local library collections of fantasy and science fiction, I began seeing and telling stories of my own.
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Where to find Alexander Edlund online


Fire Borne
Series: The Book of Banea, Book 3. Pre-release—available March 2, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mericsland is about to fall. Breea charges her army into the whirling heart of the war to save Carsythe, the lone city holding back the Kaul invasion. With Breea are three song weavers, young children who know even less than she of the ways of the essence. Together they must learn to blend essence and weave in unison or see their souls consumed by the most powerful enemy Breea has faced yet.
Keelic and the Pathfinders of Midgarth
Series: The Keelic Travers Chronicles. Pre-release—available September 1, 2017. Price: $1.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
School kid. Battleship captain. Keelic must now convince the Alliance Defense League that he is the true and worthy captain of a war era warship. But that’s easy compared to attending the Pathfinder Academy, where he must learn the art, science, and battle tactics of the legendary far-space explorers of Midgarth, the Pathfinders.
Keelic and the Space Pirates
Series: The Keelic Travers Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Keelic Travers turns an abandoned battleship simulator into his personal playground he unwittingly trains himself in the lost skills of an age of war and steps into the path of history's most hated space pirate—an unstoppable man who consumes entire worlds.
Come the Wind
Series: The Book of Banea, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,380. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In Come the Wind, bestselling Alexander Edlund continues the thrilling epic begun in A Woman Warrior Born. With the dark visions of Breea's future coming true, Breea can see no choice but the path of war, and sets out with an army to break the siege of Carsythe, only to find that the key to victory lies in the hearts of children who know nothing of their destiny.
A Woman Warrior Born
Series: The Book of Banea, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,880. Language: American English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Breea Banea is poised to become the youngest female scholar in a thousand years, but before her testing can begin, she finds herself hunted by a beast of elemental malice in the shape of a white wolf. When she learns that her entire life has been planned to enable her to survive this battle, she sets out to find the priest who called at her birth, "A Warrior is Born."

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