As long as I can remember I've had my nose buried in books. I grew up in a small mountain town, so when the weather turned bad (which it often did), books were my retreat. We didn't even have basic television until I was a teenager, so my family always did a weekly trip to the library.
But it was the year that I got The Chronicles of Narnia from my uncle and The Lord of the Rings from my dad for Christmas that changed everything.
Suddenly I was in new worlds, filled with magic and monsters. I was hooked, and there was no going back. Dune. Ender's Game. The Wheel of Time. A Song of Fire and Ice. I couldn't get enough of it. And when I was about ten, I decided I wanted to become a writer of fantasy and science fiction.
One thing that drove me crazy was the long waits between books in a series. George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan are impressive writers, but it would take so long for them to release work that I would forget characters and events that happened. So even at a young age I never wanted to be that author that made my readers wait for the next volume in a series (I did learn as I got older that this had probably more to do with the publishers, and not the writers).
But, as I got older, I learned about traditional publishing, how difficult it was to get a book accepted by an agent, and even get published. Then you had to hope to make enough from royalties to make a real living, so my dream was abandoned.
Things change, and I was recently turned in the direction of e-publishing and indie writing... I could do things how I wanted, I could release stories as often as I wanted. I wasn't bound by traditional publishing to try and make writing my career. All there could be was me and the readers of my books.
I now live in Arizona with my fiance, dog, and two cats.
Check out my website at daniel-gage.com
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Succubus Lost - Book 1 of The Unholy Trinity
by Daniel Gage
The first novella of The Unholy Trinity series.
Katie doesn't know what she is. All she knows that touch people drains the life ouf of them, and that she has some sort of mystical charm where she can influence the people around her.
One fateful day she finds herself staring at the business end of a crossbow. Then when a dangerous felon comes to her aid, her life will never be the same...
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