Karl J. Morgan

Biography

Karl J. Morgan was raised as an Air Force brat, traveling around the country (and world) and never quite fitting in anywhere. As a young boy, he fell in love with the science fiction of Victor Appleton's Tom Swift novels. Later, his favorite writer became Isaac Asimov (especially the Foundation series). The pioneering science fiction television programs like the original Star Trek and Lost in Space helped Karl to believe there is much more to our universe than we can see.

While attending the University of Iowa, he studied astronomy under the legendary Dr. James Van Allen. He also took classes in classical mythology and Asian religions. Of course, he took time to earn a degree in finance as well, which led him to a long career in business.

With such a diverse background and a sincere love for the written word, Karl began to write. His first book, Remembrances: Choose to Be Happy and Embrace the Possibilities was written to help others (and himself) remember that we chose our lives and those who surround us. It also teaches that this life and this world are far more mysterious and magical than we could hope to imagine.

Now, he is focused on science fiction and fantasy. His most recent book: "The Old House: An Everlasting Love Story" is the tale of two souls who find each other in life after life, choosing to remain together. But now, there is another who will stop at nothing to kill them yet again. "The Old House" is a tale of undying love and reincarnation. What would you do to protect the love of your life?

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote the draft of my first book (Remembrances) almost 30 years ago, back in the day when you'd send your manuscript to publishers and sit back and wait for the rejection letters. At the time, I was working full-time, and when no one seemed interested, I put the manuscript away and forgot about it.

When I got laid off a while back, I had lunch with an old friend who is also a reverend and author. She reminded me about Remembrances and asked me to send it to a friend of hers who is also a indie publisher. I ended up rewriting most of the book, but they were able to help me get it published. Since then, the job market for older men has not improved, and so I've been writing full time. Thankfully, I have a gift of gab and love to tell stories. Now, seven books later, I can't imagine doing anything else, although a steady paycheck would be nice.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is "The Old House: An Everlasting Love Story". It is the story of two souls who come together in life after life. Simon and Cassandra have been together for thousands of years, always drawn to the old house, or at least parts of it. The current Simon Peter Carter is a young man who finds he is about to inherit his family's vast fortune. To get it, all he as to do is live in his great-grandfather's old house for two years. It seemed all too simple until he walked in the front door.

As he investigates his new home, he is visited by the ghost of his great-grandfather, also named Simon Peter Carter. The old man helps him come to grips with his past lives, and to face a terrible evil. His nemesis has followed Simon and Cassandra throughout the centuries, desperate to kill them and succeeding in many lives. Now the evil one is back, also within the walls of the old house.

Simon must now stop the cycle that has continued for two thousand years, so he and his soulmate can finally live in peace. The only thing he knows for certain is that the answers are all hidden within the old house.

At the core, this story is about love; a family's love for each other, his uncles love for the money, and most of all, Simon's love for Cassandra. Let's hope they survive.
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Series

Books

Demonic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,630. Language: American English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
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The world is on fire, and everything and everyone Bill Watson has ever loved is about to be wiped out of existence. A nuclear attack forces him to flee San Diego in the middle of the night. With his two dogs and a new friend, he heads for safety beyond the mountains. Bill is desperate to reach his family, but terrorists are everywhere and seem to be after him specifically, but why?
The Dave Brewster Series
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 418,820. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Finally, all five books of the Dave Brewster Series have come together into one monster package at an amazing price. This set includes Showdown Over Neptune, The Second Predaxian War, The Hive, Tears of Gallia and The Accord. Discover Dave Brewster's entire mission so far.
Two Doors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,610. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Foretelling the future threatens to upset the balance between good and evil that has existed since the beginning of time and is causing violence to explode and the world to descend into anarchy, terrorism and war. In order to save his life and the world, Pete Smith will have to take every step carefully. He must look into the face of death over and again and make his choices.
The Reluctant Prophet: A Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Knowing the future is not as wonderful as you might imagine. Zeke Thompson is about to discover how unpleasant the gift of prophecy can be. All his life, Zeke has had dreams and visions about future events. The accuracy of his premonitions has just reached 100%.
Hand of God
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,070. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Josh Carpenter is about to gain notoriety for being unenhanced in an Enlightened City. But Josh is not quite normal. As his special abilities begin to bloom, he finds himself at the center of the ultimate struggle for power. The world will face utter annihilation as good and evil fight for control. It will be up to Josh to stop the madness and save us all. Without him, all is lost.
The Accord
Series: Dave Brewster, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,760. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Join the adventure with Dave Brewster again in The Accord. The cyborg civilization will invade our galaxy if Dave and Lini cannot slow them down or stop them. They yearn to harvest the metal and feedstock (us) of our planets to grow their empire. Head into the Magellanic Clouds to encounter the inhumanity of the machines. Only good luck and the greatest power in the universe can stop them now.
Heartstone: The Time Walker
Series: Heartstone, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,120. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Revenge! After his defeat in Sentinels of Far Sun, Keedu travels into the past to reclaim his power as leader of the black mages. He is befriended by Osphalon the Demon who is also desperate to avoid justice at the hands of the Candu Mali Siwa. Bill Marshall will face insurmountable odds as he tries to save his family and his own life. Will the Stones come to his aid or are we truly helpless?
Tears of Gallia
Series: Dave Brewster, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,870. Language: American English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tears of Gallia is a tale of revenge and salvation, as Dave Brewster is again the target of the Brotherhood from the Society of Humanity. To fulfill their bloodlust, they will not only try to kill him, but will successfully launch an intergalactic war to bring down those who discredited them in The Hive. Only friendship, perseverance and faith will see them safely through this time.
Heartstone: Sentinels of Far Sun
Series: Heartstone, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,250. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A major earthquake in Southern California unleashes unnatural monsters on Bill Marshall's ranch. The Earth Heartstone has been broken, opening a portal to other worlds. Sentinel Lance Allright convinces Bill to step through the stone and find out what caused the break, and find a way to stop the invasions before Earth falls under the power of a black mage.
The Hive
Series: Dave Brewster, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,670. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Book 3 of The Dave Brewster Series takes our friends on an epic journey of discovery that begins inside the tekkan Hive, and ends in another galaxy. Dave will learn the true origin of the human race, and discover that no matter how advanced our societies and cultures become, we still carry the same thirst for power and disregard for our fellow man.
Remembrances: Choose to be Happy and Embrace the Possibilities
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,810. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Ecumenism, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational
This book offers the author's viewpoint on the nature of existence. Rather than being pawns in the game of life, we are free spirits who have chosen our own lives and destinies. We are led on a trip into our own minds where we can reconnect with the Divine within ourselves and learn to accept our right to be happy.
The Second Predaxian War
Series: Dave Brewster, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,790. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Predaxians have invaded and are threatening the peaceful societies of our galaxy. The first incursion was stopped, but they are gathering their forces to attack again. Join Dave Brewster and his friends as they try to assemble a defensive force and find new allies to stop the war. Along they way, they will encounter a new civilization that possesses the most powerful technology ever known.
Showdown Over Neptune
Series: Dave Brewster, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dave Brewster travels into the future to jump start humanity's expansion in space. He and his team will meet new and incredible life-forms and save two abandoned colonies. His new friendships will be on the line as they rush to stop an attack on a helpless planet and crush an invasion force.

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