E L Russell


Educated in mathematics and trained in research, I have spent ten years researching and writing White Papers for corporations on emerging technologies. My current writings reflect an eclectic interest in the impact these new technologies may impose on individuals and social groups. My latest research into programming genetic code and brain development has led three series of Science Fiction techno thrillers about reprogramming the human genome and micro genome by the next species of human: Homo Evolutis.
My wife, E C Russell is my co-writer and developmental editor. Our stories cover the spectrum from YA to NA.
Each series of novels is supported by several short stories and stand alone novellas that depict people dealing with the personal and social consequences of their emergence into a new human species, Homo Evolutis. With the ability to re-program inheritable genetic code and acquired immunity to disease, Evolutis fulfills its destiny as the first species to be self-healing and self-evolving. Through logical extensions of genomic science, new powers emerge, including the ultimate social-network and possibility of immortality.
The Evolutis Rising Series: Deadly Awakenings, Deadly Discovery, and Deadly Conflict tell the story of the emergence and self-discovery of Evolutis through the experiences of a scientific community.
The Cohort Series: OnSet, ReSet, and MindSet tell the story of Chloe, a young athlete and medical student, paralyzed from the waist down in a bike accident fearful that the voices she hears means she has onset schizophrenia, discovers the ability to heal herself and others with her mind. A science fiction medical thriller follows the emergence of Homo Evolutis from a medical perspective.
The Seeker Series: three novels involving time and space travel follow the story of nineteen year old Finna from the day she wins the squire’s tournament held in Vézelay, France, 1145, to become one of Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine’s 300 women warriors in the Second Crusade. As Finna the Seeker, she survives feudal combat, the plague, and trials of travel and adventure through 600 years. She endures to take her role as a leader of a new species of human, Homo Evolutis, into the galaxy to combating galactic corporations and rogue elements seeking control over people and resources.

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Onset, Reset, Mindset
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 203,080. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
What would you do as a gifted college athlete headed for a career as a research biochemist who after losing the use of your legs in a cycling accident discovers your recovery is impeded by the fear of onset schizophrenia and by the all too real visitations of a teammate still in a coma from the same accident?
Deadly Conflict
Series: . Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,160. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
DEADLY CONFLICT an exciting technothriller of the discovery of space and time travel for Elizabeth Stosak leader of a new species of human, Homo Evolutis.
The Ghost in my iPad 345 & 444
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Intended for Tweens, The Ghost in my iPad is not a horror story, but one that demonstrates how working together is not only fun, but also can solve problems that couldn’t be solved working alone.
Series: Cohort. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 85,660. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
MindSet, vol3 in the science fiction series about genetic engineering, is a technothriller about Chloe’s quest to complete her awakening as a new human species.
Science Fiction Shorts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A collection of science fiction Short Stories of people dealing the consequences of genomic engineering, intended or natural.
Deadly Discovery
Series: . Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 115,520. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Deadly Discovery, is a technothriller adventure ride through the discovery of space and time travel for Elizabeth Stosak and her cohort, all members of a new species of human, Homo Evolutis.
The Night We Lost Cleveland
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short, short story, a teenager avoids yard work to play the latest version of Deus Ex on his departed grandfather’s bio lab’s full screen.
Sarah and Hagar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This story is a tale of caution based on the Old Testament and modern genomics about the possibility and horror of a Genecaust.
Series: Cohort, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In ReSet, a science fiction mystery thriller, a young woman discovers the secrets of the genome to unlock the mystery of human evolution and immortality.
The Ghost in my iPad 4:44
Series: The Ghost in my iPad, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,450. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
After the dreaded kidnapper escapes from the FBI and snatches his friend Candy, Jengo enlists the help of his friendly ghost, but why is her attention drawn elsewhere?
The Ghost in my iPad - A Chapter Book
Series: The Ghost in my iPad, A Chapter Book. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
This CHAPTER BOOK is a special version of our award winning Short Story for Tweens, The Ghost in my iPad. With help from a friendly ghost and two trusted friends, Jengo searches for his missing sister in an old deserted farm house, but is it really deserted?
The Ghost in my iPad
Series: The Ghost in my iPad, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,370. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
*** This book was named a FINALIST in the Global eBook Awards for 2012 *** The Ghost in my iPad, is about a middle-school boy, helped by a ghost, who solves the mystery surrounding the kidnappings of young girls.
Series: Cohort, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,230. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A science fiction adventure mystery thriller about the triumph of a young woman pursued by dark forces that want the secrets behind her abilities and amazing powers.
The Stop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A woman is stopped for speeding on a dark rural road late at night. She discovers help is not always were you expect to find it.
Critique Circle
Price: Free! Words: 620. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This is a Flash Fiction (500 words) story offering a humorous insight to a writer's critique circle where work is shared and constructive comments made.
Sniper - POV
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sniper – POV is a short story about a sniper who is forced to expand his Point of View beyond the terrorists in his scope. Things are not always what they seem.
The Commitment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In The Commitment, a loving wife, Alice, is forced to decide how she will deal with the reality of her husband's death which include several unexpected new possibilities and opportunities.
Bottoms Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I hope you will enjoy reading this story. It's about a detective, Dick Reeder, whose career was in a downward spiral. To boost his confidence, his Chief gives Dick what he believes to be an easy case to solve. Uniforms nabbed a stoned teenager dumping large water cooler bottles into the City Reservoir. Analysis of the substance shows it to be plain tap water.
To Find a Thief
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Flash Fiction, 500 words. This story is about a purse snatcher who picked on the wrong lady too often.

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  • Ready for Sale on Dec. 02, 2011

    This short story is a Vegan maker. I enjoyed the dialogue most. Keep 'em coming!
  • The Rental on Dec. 27, 2011

    Great short story. Good plot. Worth reading - check it out.
  • Little Metal Cube on Jan. 31, 2012

    I really like what you can accomplish in so short a space with your stories. Your plot left me hoping this was just the first chapter. Great images. Rood read - I highly recommend it.
  • Isia's Secret on Nov. 13, 2013

    Ray Stone has given us a modern struggle for power in the Eastern Mediterranean set in the political background of the European Union. His protagonist for the series of mystery thrillers is Enda Osin, an unforgettable and controversial writer for the world famous Herald. Forced to lower his profile, his boss assigns him to write a series of back page articles about billionaire Paul Hrisacopolis, a power driven shipping magnate and a strong supporter in the movement for securing the political union of Greece and Cyprus for Cyprus. Enda is soon entangled in the dark and secret Hrisacopolis family mystery. We are fortunate that the author completes this almost incomplete hero with what I hope will be his long-time partner, a beautiful and sophisticated a West Indian woman half his age, Jessica Du Rosse. In spite of their Editor forcing them to work together writing inane, non-controversial pieces about billionaire Hrisacopolis, Enda and Jessica quickly find themselves immersed in murder and intrigue with a long, surprising history of deceit and revenge. Together they must survive deadly danger, a murderous conspiracy and a political catastrophe. The author constructs several memorable characters that endure his plot twists, and surprises. His descriptions of venue and artifact are authentic renderings that pull the reader into the story and support each character’s journey to the climatic ending. I am looking forward to reading the rest of Ray Stone’s series with Enda Osin. E L Russell, Ph.D.
  • Dark Matter Syndrome: The Awakening on Nov. 24, 2013

    In Dark Matter Syndrome, Book One: The Awakening, a paranormal thriller, Michael K. Drummer takes us into a dark and exciting action filled world. His protagonists, Katie, a young woman, and Jonas, a mature Vietnam vet are all that stand between humanity’s survival on Earth and an evil, disease laden darkness. Trained in the Martial Arts, the author delivers non-stop, realistic hand-to-hand combat in a fresh, exciting fashion through vivid scenes and sharp dialogue. Vampire-like alien demons pursue Katie to gain control of her mysterious artifact and complete the destruction of mankind. Jonas protects and ultimately trains her to be his partner in combat. The writer crafts their journey through a treacherous path of twists and surprise in a vividly realistic, dark, and dangerous world. There is material here for an extended story spanning several books and the author’s initial efforts promise a successful series. I recommend this as a must read. E. L. Russell