L J Hick is the author of The Last Days of Planet Earth series and lives in Warwickshire, England.
He released the horror/mystery novel, Atom, on the 30th June 2016.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I always had this idea for a book that merged fact and fiction and used certain events and people in history as focal points. When I suddenly had more time to act on this, I jumped right in. I had a very positive reaction to a very short story and decided to write the first book and get the views of a professional editor. When the manuscript came back with very positive comments, I decided to re-write, edit and publish the first book.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has enabled me to publish the first book without the involvement of a publisher. It also has provided me with some very useful tools and guides that have been responsible for the completion of Gods and Monsters. There is also a community on here where I have joined together with other authors to produce Wyrd Worlds II. The short story, Irrevocable is my contribution. Check Wyrd Worlds II out. It's free!
When you are afraid to dream, you value your consciousness. FBI agent Jack Abrahams is afraid to dream. The recurring nightmare that haunts his sleep fills him with fear and dread. When reality starts to twist and turn, playing out a series of bizarre events, Jack is asked to investigate them. A priest, nailed to the side of a log cabin and a homicidal biker are just the beginning of these strange events. Fellow agent, Helen Foster wants to travel to England to investigate a man called Adam Blake. Helen suspects that Blake was responsible for the mock crucifixion of the priest but Jack is reluctant to begin the investigation. He changes his mind when he sees a photo of Blake, the man who lives in his nightmares.
The Last Days of Planet Earth is an amusing and interesting re-working of history, myths and religious icons, with references to popular culture threading neatly throughout.
Thomas is a member of the Fyrd and is recruited into Harold Godwinson's army to confront Duke William II of Normandy. He is befriended by a blond-haired man called Kauko as they march to war. Thomas has no time for lords, kings or gods of any kind but Kauko seems to have a large amount of time for Thomas. What does Kauko have planned for Thomas?
Tribes is the second book in the series, The Last Days of Planet Earth.
The arrival of old enemies pours more poison into the mix.
Jason, Khan and Blake prepare for confrontation and the wolves are just plain revolting.
Old and new alliances form as the threat of war looms large. Where there is no state, the ancient ones do what they have always done and form into tribes.
When you are afraid to dream, you value your consciousness. FBI agent Jack Abrahams is afraid to dream. The recurring nightmare that haunts his sleep fills him with fear and dread. When reality starts to twist and turn, playing out a series of bizarre events, Jack is asked to investigate them. A priest, nailed to the side of a log cabin and a homicidal biker are just the beginning.