Brian Shepp


"Return to Now" is Brian's first foray into the field of fantasy fiction. In the past, he has been a painter and fine artist, an award-winning indie filmmaker, screenwriter, and children's theater actor. He intends to be many other things in the future.

"What is literature
but the expression of moods
by the vehicle of symbol and incident?

And are there not moods
which need heaven, hell, purgatory,
and faeryland
for their expression,
no less than this dilapidated earth?

Nay, are there not moods which shall find no expression
unless there be men who dare to mix heaven, hell, purgatory,
and faeryland together...

Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize
whatever prey the heart long for,
and have no fear.
Everything exists,
everything is true,
and the earth is only a little dust under our feet."

- W. B. Yeats

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Return to Now, Book Three: Revolution in Anjhélius
Series: Return to Now, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,400. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The third installment of the epic Return to Now series plunges to the depths of the sea, to the troubled city of Anjhélius, weaving a tale of heroism, sacrifice, and the power of story. The waters of the deep are not calm. The manta clan trembles on the verge of violent rebellion. And Nuala, leader of the rebels, has room for the Prince in her treasonous plot.
Return to Now, Book Two: The Amphibian Portal
Series: Return to Now, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Jack and his companions continue their search for the Portal that will transport them to the Now. But guardians galore await. And even if they make it to the magical otherworld, they don't know how they will confront an enemy whose growing power seems insurmountable. The answer may lie in a magical gift from a decidedly strange stranger with dark secrets and a connection to the ancient prophecy.
Return to Now, Book One: The Infant Prince
Series: Return to Now, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,040. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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Book 1 of the fantasy adventure series. Bullied middleschooler Jack Grayson has always felt as though he doesn't really belong in this world. As it turns out, he's right. He is actually from a magical otherworld called the Now. And now, he must return to the land of his birth to save it from a living abomination that oozes its way across the realm, corrupting the land and enslaving its people.

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