Thegn

Biography

I've always wanted to become a fantasy author, but after going through depression and anxiety issues in high school, I got really big into fitness and eventually transitioned that into a career. I work full time as a strength and fitness coach while having time to focus on my writing here and there. I train as a competitive powerlifter, play video games (particularly RPG's), love cats and taco bell, and am really bad at getting things done on time.

My writing tends to focus on philosophical themes, fantasy and sci-fi, though I've got quite a bit of traditional character fiction in the works. Time permitting, I'll soon have a lot of works available.

Smashwords Interview

Fitness? Fantasy? Philosophy?
Yeah, I know. It's a weird combination.

Basically when I was a kid I was really into video games/fantasy and sci fi stuff. When I went through high school, I ended up suffering from depression and anxiety disorders, and was totally unable to function as a human being. My therapist recommended exercise. At the time, I had been in the cross country team for a couple of years and hated it, so I decided to give lifting weights a try. I immediately loved it, and ended up getting pretty serious about it to the point that I now work as a strength coach and do powerlifting and other strength stuff for fun.

Bruce Lee was always the model of what I wanted to be, a small guy who packs a huge punch. Well, I never really liked fighting and my body isn't cut out for it anyway, but strength has stayed with me. Plus, I get to be more like the heroes of the fantasy stories, which is always a plus. Anything that increases my chances of being picked to play Conan in the next Conan the Barbarian movie is fine with me.

In college I ended up double majoring in English and Philosophy, because I have the kind of mind that really enjoys reading and mapping out concepts, and I read philosophy for fun. I'm not sure how it all fits together, but I guess it does. I tend to write philosophy-minded fantasy and sci-fi, and I've certainly mixed some philosophy stuff in with my fitness writing on my blog.

It's definitely weird. I'm not sure how I ended up here either, but here I am.
I don't get it.
Yeah, me neither.
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Where to find Thegn online


Books

Endless Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,460. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
For their arrogance, two brothers are cursed to walk the Earth forever, unable to have the death that would free them from their torment. As they go their separate ways they take very different paths through history, resulting in an ending that pits brother against brother for the fate of the world.

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duality    duality of human nature    fantasy    immortality    moon    novella    philosophy    sun    vampire