Ronald Brandenburg III

Biography

Ronald Brandenburg III was born in the United States in Alabama and grew up on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Growing up on a small farm meant having few neighbors and thus delved into the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. Major influences include Harold Coyle, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, J. K. Rowling and many others.

Ronald studied mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he graduated with honors. Since finishing school, he is a Systems Engineer for a Fortune 500 company. Alongside table top strategy games and computer games, writing is a favorite hobby.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read science fiction and fantasy. Recently, I have re-read the entire Ender's Game series by Orson Scott Card and the Bazil Broketail series by Christopher Rowley. My absolute favorite genre is space opera, the idea of zooming from one corner of the universe to another alien planet is very exotic.
Describe your desk
I have a nice wooden roll-top desk that is mostly kept clean. Clutter distracts me from reading and writing. On top of the desk however is another story. The top has several flower pots that contain different types of plants ranging from cacti to a bonsai tree, each invoke a different environment. Something important on my desk is a pair of speakers, I write much better when stimulated by good music. Another tool that I use that isn't necessarily on my desk is a large dry erase board. The board allows me to track characters as I progress through a story.
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Books

The Evacuation of N'Trea
Price: Free! Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jesse Ownsman is now a decorated war hero of the New Order, but still resigned to mopping floors and peeling potatoes. When his newest post is wiped out, he finds himself on board the Confederate Battleship Typhoon working for new masters. But when he finds out what the Confederation of Traders will stoop to, he knows that he has to keep fighting them.
Shards of the Abyss
Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Jesse Ownsman has survived boot camp and made it to his first assignment. No sooner does he arrive though and the planet's observatory discovers an intruder attempting to sneak up on them. With no hope of reinforcements before this stranger descends upon them, the very survival of Jesse and his compatriots rests solely on their shoulders.
Fields of Ashmere
Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The village of Ashmere has a curse hanging over it that seems to swallow outsiders from the surface of the earth. Now, Investigators Derrick Cowley and Chin Po, along with K9 Leonard, have been sent to find Inspector Drumwell, who hasn't been heard from in a month. Derrick and Chin must find the Inspector and get out of Ashmere alive and with their souls.
The Lonely Station
Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Jesse Ownsman is a handyman aboard the decrepit mining station Uriah. But his daily rush to keep the station from falling apart is interrupted when a damaged New Order destroyer docks and he is assigned to help fix it.
The Reveler's Mask
Price: Free! Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Kayla Covington is the one to hire to find and recover what you have lost. She thought she had seen and heard it all, that was until she was hired to infiltrate a secret society to uncover their secrets and steal their prized artifact. Now the only question that she cares about is, will she make it out of this alive?
Other Worlds: Ember
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,100. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It has only been fourteen years since the end of the Confederate War and a fragile peace has been held by the victors, the New Order. The peace will not last though, as grievances are being brought to the forefront. Planning and chance are both at work to bring humanity to another war. Alliances are shifting fast as each player positions themselves to come out on top.

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