BRIAN MCMICKLE, is the author of Nothing Left along with his latest novel, The Expansion Project, a sci-fi thriller that straps the reader’s own imaginarium to a rocket ship and hurls it through the quantum tunnels of space while exploring the adverse effects of mankind no longer being confined to a single corner of the universe.
Growing up in Locust Grove, Georgia, Brian acquired a knack for the art of storytelling at a very young age. As a musician, he continued honing his craft through his teens and twenties by writing songs, before finally trying his hand at his first fictional novel in 2009. Brian has an ability to create engaging characters that are crisp and complex, yet familiar. Whether on a cruise ship or in outer space, it is the characters that propel the stories and give the reader a feeling of thumbing through the journal of an old friend.
Brian currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife and two children working amid the software industry as a Solution Architect.
Describe your desk
A recliner and a laptop. There is an end table to my left with a lamp and an occupied coaster.
When did you first start writing?
Pretty much as far back as I can remember. My mom was a children's writer. I remember getting so excited when she had a new story for me, although I would make her re-read "Monkey Business at Aunt Kate's" at every chance I got as well. I loved it so much that it inspired me to create my own.
What happens when mankind is able to traverse across the stars? Do we go in peace, or do we carry our war and planetary desolation with us? It seems that James, former CIA operative, is going to have to find these answers the hard way.
After waking up on a strange planet amid an alien race, James begins to seek out the answers to his exile across the universe, along with the whereabouts of his wife and NASA pilot Anna, all while being thrown into the mix of an interstellar war. Though armed with the technology of his highly advanced caretakers, James feels he may have bit off more than he can chew once he discovers some of the threats that were lurking in the shadows. Space, it seems, can be a perilous and terrifying place. Join James as he seeks to expose the threats behind the corrupted space mission, code named The Expansion Project.
They thought the battle was over, but as a distress beacon gets attacked by a ship from Earth, James (former spy from Earth) is compelled to join his new caretaker, Sam, on a quest for answers. Hoping to solve the mystery behind the Expansion Project and dreaded Argyra creature, the two track the signal to find a desolated planet and face down some ghosts from their pasts.
The recovery from a broken heart can be an odd process, especially when forced to do so in the midst of a family vacation. Through a series of strange situations, chance occurrences, and quite a few drinks, Jack Rawlings Jr. seeks to answer the question of how to get through the hard times and find something better.
Former CIA operative James Singer has awoken on a strange planet with an extraordinary puzzle to solve, where am I and how did I get here? Though captivated by a new world and its remarkable inhabitants, James must press forward in order to uncover the purpose of his arrival, the whereabouts of his wife, and his place in the interstellar war sitting just outside the atmosphere.