John Gorman


John’s stories have appeared in over 50 journals worldwide. He is the creator of the Nebilon Series. He is the author of the novels The Acolyte And The Amulet, Quest For The Hope Box, Beyond The Vicious Vortex, Shades of Luz, Disposable Heroes, and From Here To Burmidia. Currently, he is working on Book Four of the Nebilon Series. John lives in Astoria, NY with his wife and daughter. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. When he’s not writing, he enjoys reading Silver and Bronze Age comics. He’s also an avid action figure collector.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
My three favorite authors are Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Pratchett, and Haruki Murakami.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My cats usually wake me up, usually by 5AM. Sometimes earlier. I putter around for a little bit, and then I make some coffee. I'd have to say that coffee is my great motivator. Fresh brew. The darker the roast, the better. Nothing like it. But seriously, I often get up in the middle of the night to jot stuff down. I'm kind of restless that way. But I'd rather be restless and writing than to have a great night's sleep and get up scratching my head and saying, "What was that idea again?"
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Nebilon had a good run, but like everything else, it lost steam. The mages got old, and evil slipped through the cracks. Its pop and sizzle all but faded to a blip until there came along a prodigy. Far removed from the hullaballoo of Spork in the tiny village of Snupplebreeze, a farm girl named Luma is tapped to become the Chosen One by the Ancient Order of Mages from the Isle of Pōg. But does Luma have the strength and savvy to restore balance to the infamous magic cities? Only time will tell. Grab your cloaks and courage, and enter this blend of humorous and high epic fantasy, which is a nod to Terry Pratchett and Ursula K. Le Guin.


Beyond The Vicious Vortex (Book Three of the Nebilon Series)
Series: Nebilon. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Luma and her dragon slide through a portal and end up 300 years in the past. They meet Malcolm before his Magnificence and run the risk of altering the future of Nebilon. Meanwhile, as Luma and her dragon are indisposed, Veldish has teamed up with a bottle imp and taken over present-day Spork. Hands down the zaniest book of the series, lovers of Humorous Fantasy should not miss it.

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