Kal Spriggs

Biography

Kal Spriggs started reading science fiction and fantasy in elementary school. Eventually he was the only eight year old with permission from the local public library to check out books from the adult section because he’d read everything else. He’s written ever since he started running out of ‘good’ stuff to read when he was twelve, although he likes to think his writing has improved, if only slightly.

His range of interests has since expanded to include computer and console games, tabletop RPGs, and strategy games.

An Army brat born overseas, Spriggs was born with a wanderlust to see what lies over the next horizon. Spriggs visited 22 countries on five continents before he turned 25, and hopes to add many more to the list, as well as revisit some of his favorite places. Spriggs loves to ski, hike, fish, and camp, especially in the Rocky Mountains where he spent much of his childhood.

Spriggs is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with an engineering degree. He followed in his parents’ footsteps and joined the US Army after graduation and currently serves as an active duty Engineer captain. As well as earning a masters degree in environmental engineering, he’s been deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq

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Books

Renegades: A Murder of Crowes
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Series: The Renegades, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Among the rag-tag crew of outlaws and escapees, Simon has a unique background: he’s a cop. So when one of the crew winds up dead, the others turn to him to find out the identity of the killer. It should be a quick investigation aboard the tiny ship with a small crew. Except that in this case, everyone is a suspect. Simon has to wonder, not who is guilty, but who, on this ship, is innocent.
The Fallen Race
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Series: The Shadow Space Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,520. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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The battleship War Shrike is heavily damaged, adrift without a home, and with heavy losses among the crew. The time of humanity has come to a close. Not just one, but two alien empires seek to supplant humanity. It is a time for heroes and last stands. The crew of the War Shrike will take their stand, not just for themselves, but to rekindle hope in a universe where none remains.
Renegades: Ghost Story
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Series: The Renegades, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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Eric Striker is highly lethal and experienced in combat dozens of worlds. He had almost everything taken from him: his family, his career, and his team. He and his companions have broken out of an alien prison, hijacked a ship, and are en route to civilization. A chance encounter with a derelict ship brings up ghosts of Eric’s past and awakens something which preys on ships and crews.
Renegades: Declaration
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Series: The Renegades, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,440. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Pixel is an engineer, and a damned good one. He knows math, understands machinery, and loves nothing more than to get his hands dirty taking things apart and getting to know how it all works. When his fellow escapees decide to select a Captain for their hijacked ship, he finds himself in a unique position where his vote matters… and where he knows the wrong decision will lead to their deaths.
Renegades: The Gentle One
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Series: The Renegades, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,840. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Ariadne has built her life around being a good person. As an escapee from a prison station, she's been marked for death, and the only way out of the star system is to hijack a ship. With limited supplies, powerful enemies, and companions whose trustworthiness is questionable, her enemies seem almost assured of victory. Ariadne will have to revisit her darker places if she wants to save her friends
Renegades: Deserter's Redemption
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Series: The Renegades, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Mike doesn't want to be a hero. He just wants to be left alone, but the universe doesn't play that way. He's been captured by an invading alien race and sentenced to work on a prison station where life is measured in hours. He is left with no choice but to try to whip a band of misfits into shape to escape. Worst yet: he'll have to trust them.

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