Bryan Costales


Bryan Costales founded Fool Church Media, wrote the very successful "sendmail" (bat book) for O'Reilly Media, recently published his novel "Jo", his literary short story collection "Gosling Collective," and his science fiction short story collection "Time And Space," and lives in the Pacific Northwest where he dabbles in photography.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I spend a minimum of two hours every day grinding my imagination down to a nub. There is no harder job in the world than writing, and novels are astoundingly difficult. Of course this ignores fact that my mind is constantly writing. A dinner my wife will notice that I am parting in conversation and will ask, "Writing again?"
What do you read for pleasure?
I read lots of periodicals, such as the Paris Review, High Fructose, Harpers, and the New Yorker, just to list a few. For novels mostly I read Nobel or Pulitzer winners and will branch off to read everything by an author I enjoyed. I don't know if podcasts count for reading, but if they do, I listen to a dozen each week. I also read books about writing. Right now I am rereading, "The Art Of Subtext," by Charles Baxter.
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Time And Space
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 51,520. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A collection of Science Fiction short stories which examine the question of humanity's ultimate fate. Will we be saved by a benevolent AI or remembered by a piece of ugly jewelry? Will we show kindness in the end, or merely confusion? Will our future be created for us or will we become ghosts?
Gosling Collective
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 47,580. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A collection of short stories that range from an urban trolley ride after midnight to shooting a chicken in Kansas. From how a cup of coffee can raise a fellow's spirits to how tunnel vision can resemble a cruise.
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 59,620. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Jo is a late 20th Century historical novel by award winning author Bryan Costales. This novel is presented in the form of a sequence of letters, articles, news account, diaries, and so on, each told by someone who cared about Jo Bailey. It is the combined nature of these narratives that provide a rich overview of the last part of the 20th Century and and of Jo's life.

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