Gabriel Common grew up in the small town of Basile, Louisiana. He and his six siblings grew up in a low class life. Unable to afford to go out or any type entertainment, Gabriel was forced to use his imagination and create his own adventures; this is how his passion to write started. He has been writing since he was ten years old and never once thought about giving up. After graduating Basile High School he went on to the US Navy for five years. Once out he attended college at Full Sail University in Florida. He earned a bachelor's degree in film production then his Masters in entertainment business.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been a creative writer since I was a child. I love to tell and write stories, when I was in the 8th grade I started working on my first novel and from that day on I knew I wanted to do that for a living.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has helped get my book out on multiple platforms.
Phantom is a series of Sci-fi books that tells the story of a Divine Federation attempting to bring down an evil empire of Summoners and warrior demons. The only thing that can stop this evil from prevailing is the Federation's elite warriors called Arcs.
Shawn finally decides to make it a priority to learn the mysteries of his past and the true fate of his family. Meanwhile Traiven must face the consequences of his previous actions in the form of a new threat with the power to destroy the Federation completely. He is forced to make an unlikely alliance in order to destroy this threat and save planet Vana from total destruction.
A young man with a unique past is taken from his home on Earth and thrown into a world where he faces a great adventure and a new way of life. He learns that he the last of a race of special beings, and becomes the only hope to save the universe from a powerful dark lord.