Gareth Torrance

Biography

Gareth Torrance was born in Luton, a small multi-cultural city in the middle of England, but was raised in a small village an hour away from Cambridge. As an adult, he moved around Europe, living in Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Ireland and Turkey, before settling back in England with his wife, within the historic market town of Bourne.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in merry old England, in a small town (or large village) known as Sawtry, relatively close to Cambridge. As for how this influenced my writing? Well, I would say the biggest way living there influenced my writing is that I started writing after a teacher in Sawtry Junior School congratulated me on a short story I had wrote for homework once.

On top of that, living in the British countryside I was surrounded with old Victorian and Georgian buildings and access to a lot of history. Since I write Steampunk stories, I think those surroundings probably help me a great deal.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing has to be the chance to put down on paper all the different worlds, people and events that go on in your mind. Everyone creates and imagines things, and writing allows you to express them, and express yourself.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Gareth Torrance online


Books

Valkyria
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,560. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Centuries have passed since the Old World burnt, and humankind still survive. Through the churning of gears and the billowing of steam engines, new nations arose to replace the world that was lost to the Fire. Yet the thirst for war never truly fades from the hearts of men. In a world gripped by a cold war where mutated hoards roam the land the lives of three men are about to intertwine.
Salvage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
[FEATURED IN THE CREATURE COLLECTION] Salvage, the shortest of the three, shows how the Creatures hunt, as you join a young girl from Lower City trying to flee a pack of them [20 PERCENT OFF OF "THE CREATURE COLLECTION" COUPON INSIDE]
Scavenge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
[FEATURED IN THE CREATURE COLLECTION] Scavenge follows a noble woman trying to find relics of the Old World in order to regain her status, before coming face to face with monsters both inside and out. [20 PERCENT OFF OF "THE CREATURE COLLECTION" COUPON INSIDE]
Exile
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
[FEATURED IN THE CREATURE COLLECTION] Exile tells the story of a man who is banished from the city of Alexandra to live outside the walls, in the wasteland. He searches for a new home, whilst having to deal with the Creatures and the vile side of mankind. [20 PERCENT OFF OF "THE CREATURE COLLECTION" COUPON INSIDE]
The Pirates Premonition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Adventure » Action
[FEATURED IN THE IMPERIUM COLLECTION] Read the tale of Aerin, a sky pirate who has to steal a diamond from within an aristocrat's mansion, or face a fate far worse than death. [20 PERCENT OFF OF "THE IMPERIUM COLLECTION COUPON INSIDE]
The Musketeer's Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
[FEATURED IN THE IMPERIUM COLLECTION] Join Craven as his dream of fighting as a musketeer in the Three Peak's airship navy comes true, but not as he had hoped. [20 PERCENT OFF OF "THE IMPERIUM COLLECTION COUPON INSIDE]
The Inquisitor's Confession
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
[FEATURED IN THE IMPERIUM COLLECTION] Follow Ser Arin's tale of how he and the Inquisition rose to power within the Imperium. [20 PERCENT OFF OF "THE IMPERIUM COLLECTION COUPON INSIDE]
The Creature Collection
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Creature Collection contains three short steampunk horror stories, introducing the Creatures of Gareth Torrance's post-post-apocalyptic steampunk world.
The Imperium Collection
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2015 by Ink Blood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The Imperium Collection contains the three stories from the Birth of an Imperium series, part of the Rhythlan series of stories.

Gareth Torrance's tag cloud

action    actionadventure    adventure    airship    apocalyptic    biofi    creatures    dark    horror    musketeer    pirates    postapocalyptic    power    retropunk    scavenger    steampunk    steampunk airships    survival    war    zombie