Armen Pogharian

Biography

Unlike many authors, Armen was not an early reader. He can honestly say that he didn’t voluntarily read a book until he finished The Hobbit in sixth grade. After that, reading became a vice as he ravenously devoured science fiction and fantasy stories. Taking a more practical approach to college, he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was an Honorable-Mention All-American swimmer his senior year.
Commissioned as an officer in the USAF, he quickly found his way into systems development. After working on top secret ‘Area 51’ projects, where he never saw a single alien (dead or alive), he left the service and earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He spent a decade riding the internet wave and moving through five different states. After the wave crashed, his environmental conscience led him to second generation bio-fuels, where a highlight was presenting ideas to jumpstart the industry to United States House and Senate staffers.
Looking for something new, he and his wife opened three franchised hair salons. In addition to grounding them in one place, he finally found time to write those stories that had been bouncing around in his head since high school. His stories mix elements of science and history with a healthy dose of fantasy. When not writing, he can be found swimming, reading a book, or enjoying the outdoors with his family. He lives outside of Rochester, NY with his wife and three children.

Books

Misaligned: The Darkest Day
Series: Misaligned. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 83,640. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Something is attacking the structure of the multiverse and releasing higher-dimensional energy into Piper Falls. Penny and her allies must defeat the Bodach, including a former Bodach commander defeated by King Arthur, a mysterious shape-shifter, and a destructive Celtic spirit in order to restore the dimensional fabrics and prevent the apocalypse of The Darkest Day.
The Counterfeit Count
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Adara dreams of joining the Warders, a secret society that protects Eridan. During her field exam in allied Creuse, she spies her trainer Geren, attacking local guards. Is it part of her test? To find out she enters the dangerous world of Creusean politics with two runaway children, as guides.
The Poisoned Princess
Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 55,720. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Forced to leave the elven forest because of his barbarian heritage, half-elven Toran finds work in a rundown tavern in Eridan’s thieves’ quarter. Combining his keen elven senses and barbarian battle skills, he thwarts an assassination attempt on a visiting princess and earns an invitation to join the secret protectors of Eridan, known as the Warders.
Misaligned: The Silver Scepter
Series: Misaligned, Book 2. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 80,720. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
While closing a time fold spawned by their victory over Ms. Morgan, Penny encounters a knot in time that's only broken by releasing a peculiar red time strand. Shortly afterward, Piper Falls is plagued by a series of baffling events related to the appearance of a strange elf-like creature.
Misaligned: The Celtic Connection
Series: Misaligned, Book 1. Price: $4.88 USD. Words: 81,110. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by SynergEbooks. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Eight grader Penny Preston discovers that she exists in more than three dimensions; she is misaligned. When she learns that she is also the key to preventing higher-dimensional beings from entering our universe, she works with her best friend and her multi-dimensional cat to protect the universe and uncover her connection to Celtic legend.

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