Kevin Potter

Biography

After spending many years in various ventures from restaurant management to IT, technical support and building custom computer hardware, I have finally returned to my first love. I wrote my first short story, about a magical pair of shoes, at the age of 9 and have been working on it as a hobby ever since, though only recently have I worked up the nerve to get anything published.
I've been writing poetry since 2006 and have built up a massive collection. My first publication, Imprisonment, is comprised mostly of what I consider to be some of my best work, though, due to the theme of this compilation, I was unfortunately forced to cut many of my best poems. They simply wouldn't have gone well with the rest of the subject matter. Although, I do fully intend to issue a more complete poetry publication at some point in the future.
I started working on my novel The Transformation in late 2010 and am still in the process of editing, but will hopefully soon be pursuing a traditional publishing deal for it.
The idea for the world of Val-Harra and the Calamity series quite literally just dropped in my lap while I was working out some ideas for a fantasy roleplaying game that I was designing, and it took off from there. I started planning the project in early 2012 and have been working hard to get the stories written since then.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Margaret Weis, Richard Knaak, C.S. Friedman and Drew Karpyshyn.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My two beautiful girls, who are invariably already awake :)
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Series

Metal and Stone
Enter a world where dragons are real and withdrew from the world millenia ago... Dauria awakens to a sinister plot to destroy humanity, leaving dragons to reign supreme. She may be humanity's only hope.

The Awakening

Price: Free!
The Calamity
An entire world against an immense dragon. Enter the world of Val-Harra, a dark, strife-ridden world where the cost of magic is life itself. When a monstrous, alien dragon appears from the Void of space, the denizens of Val-Harra must find a way to overcome their own squabbles and face the beast together if they are to have any hope of survival.

Books

The Awakening
Series: Metal and Stone, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 27,810. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When dragons return to Earth from their millennia-long slumber, one of them could be the only hope for peace. Dauria was a young, idealistic dragon when her kind withdrew from the world. When Dauria awakens to new and alien world, will she find the strength to save her people from a disastrous war?
Angel of Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Would you kill a friend to gain ultimate power? Move over Constantine, there's a new demon hunter in town! Meet Gabriel, a man well-versed in black magic and demonology. Somehow, the past always seems to catch up with him. In this short, standalone tale, his thirst for greater power will pit him against the only foes he might waver against; his own friends.
Rise of the Overlord: A Prelude to The Calamity
Series: The Calamity, Volume 0.5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,990. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Enter a world where the cost of magic is life itself and two races are locked in an ages-long conflict built on the lies of the gods. When the prophesied Calamity strikes, can Vilhelm and Loyyul overcome their inborn conflict and join together to save their world? If you enjoy rapid page-turning suspense wrapped in epic fantasy, pick up your copy of Rise of the Overlord today!
The Fall of an Overlord: A Prequel to The Calamity
Series: The Calamity, Volume 0. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,470. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a world ruled by immense dragon overlords, is freedom a long-lost dream? Khell is a conflicted dragon. Determined to free his people from his Overlord, he must accept that doing so will violate the only sacred law. Melli is an iron-willed wyrm devoted to protecting her kin. When their Overlord is left undefended, Khell is propelled into an alliance with Melli and her clan against him.

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