N.R. Burnette was born in Port Angeles, Washington, where he grew up. At age fifteen he traveled with a drum and bugle corps across the United States, gaining his first experiences of the world. After high school he joined the US Marines, and received the Navy Achievement Medal for his work in designing a field show. His first book, Cargo Lock 5, was conceived in a small hotel room while traveling through Germany at age 31. In 2013 he released the Paphos series, a well received SF survival thriller. His next book is the re-release of Kenji, a god of war fantasy.
Can you tell us a bit about your life before you became an author/writer?
I grew up loving two things: martial arts and video games. Bruce Lee was my first ever role model, Yuzo Koshiro was my next. After serving in the US Marines, I wrote music for video games. Then I tried mixed martial arts. The free t-shirts were nice, but I never went pro.
How did you start writing? And why Science Fiction & Fantasy?
I tried several times to write in my past, but never broke a paragraph or two. It wasn't until enough experiences, successes, and personal failures, that I had enough mutton to really talk about something. So one day, when I realy wanted to quit my job, I started writing seriously, just before I turned 30. As for why Science Fiction and Fantasy, they say do what you know.
Seven doomed explorers, trapped, hunted, and turned against one another. When Austin brought his daughter to the unexplored planet Paphos, it was supposed to be a chance to reconnect with her. But when he and his crew of scientists discover an alien facility, all of that changes.
This book is part 1.