Rae Crossmon

Biography

Rae Crossmon is a retired professor of Slavic Studies who currently resides in upstate new York. In 2010, he took early retirement from teaching to pursue the question of what his favorite legend (Vlasta and the Founding of Prague) would look like if it was set in modern day America. He began the White Rock series, of which two novels are completed (❶Foundations and ❷Extant).

Rae has a German Shepherd named Putin and three ex-wives who still speak to him. Rae does not do The Facebook or The Twitter, though he can be found on old-fashioned email (Rae.Crossmon@gmail.com).

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Jackson, Mississippi to immigrant parents, the son of a Czechoslovakian mother and a Chechen father. Because of this unique family heritage, I learned at a young age how to recognize universal themes that consistently emerge in all cultural tales and myths, regardless of the country of origin. I was lucky enough to make a career of this passion, and traveled the world as a visiting professor for two decades. In 2010, I took early retirement to pursue the question of what my favorite legend (Vlasta and the Founding of Prague) would look like if it was set in modern day America.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Book 2 continues with many characters from Book 1, while introducing some important White Rock players. In the first book, White Rock was an idea believed by a few characters. In the second book, it becomes a subplot in its own right, though several characters struggle with how much they believe.

Jessica McConsas emerges as a major player in Extant. She was one of those characters that demanded more of a voice after I was done with Book 1, and she got it! Also, the drama between Henri and Evan, their complicated and complex sibling relationship that is really at the heart of the entire series, deepens further.
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Series

Books

White Rock Extant
Series: White Rock, No. 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,890. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Welcome to Book 2 of Rae Crossmon's White Rock Series. Familiar faces. New players. Ancient conflicts. Fresh battles. One overriding sentiment: Free will is a terrible thing. But it’s better than the alternative. Book 2: Extant continues exploring an ancient Slavic legend while unveiling a modern-day mystery set in 1990's America.
White Rock Foundations
Series: White Rock, No. 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,150. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book 1 of Rae Crossmon’s White Rock Series begins a saga that mixes ancient legends with contemporary issues and characters. Combining elements of Eastern European mythology, Arthurian stories, Russian fables, and American pop culture, this twisted fairy tale brings an old conflict to life in 1990’s America. Book 1 highlights an ancient Slavic legend wrapped in a modern suspense story.

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