Ray Jay Perreault


Hi everyone, my name is Ray Jay Perreault. I’m a science fiction author that has two science fiction series available one is called SIMPOC and the other is called Gemini.

I’ve loved Sci-Fi my entire life and it was likely a contributor to my chosen career path. I went to Arizona State, majoring in Aeronautical Engineering then I was fortunate to fly in the Air Force for almost 10 years. I literally saw the world, flying to 27 countries while flying a great airplane the C-130. The last 5 years of the Air Force I had the thrill of being an instructor pilot in T-38’s, and I was fortunate to be an instructor for the first class of USAF female pilots
After the AF I enjoyed 28 years working for a major aerospace company and I worked on various projects including the F-23, F-35, VTX, Global Hawk, TSSAM, D-21 Destroyer and finally the B-2 Bomber.

I’ve loved Sci-Fi and for some reason I always think about the ‘other guy’. When the hero is fighting an evil computer, I think what is the computer’s story, how did it begin, why did it turn evil? That is the story behind my first series called SIMPOC.

If the good guys are fighting an evil alien; I wonder what is the alien’s backstory? For some reason I always think part of the story is missing. So, in my writing I’m trying to focus on the other story. My second series is called Gemini and I’m creating a backstory for the good guys and bad guys.

Good reading, and don’t let the aliens getcha!

Ray Jay Perreault

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
There are a couple of answers to this. First, I enjoy science fiction because it makes me think. I enjoyed reading the great Sci-Fi authors then when i got to the ending I went wow; that surprised me. I also enjoy other genres, like historical fiction, biographies and non-fiction.

Being an aeronautical engineer, as well as a pilot, I've always enjoyed technology and in my engineering days I got to work on some very futuristic stuff, so it fueled my enjoyment of the 'what if's'.

Besides all of this, my wife has been asking me for years to write because she enjoyed my stories. Now in retirement I have no excuses; so here I am.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I like the fundamental concept of Smashwords. The site and author support encourage authors. There is no agenda, there is no "let's make money for the mother corporation", it is about books and making them available to readers. They provide many tools for the reader and author that allows a connection in meaningful and productive ways. The reader can find what interests them, and the author can interact and present their products in positive ways for the reader to make the choices.
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Where to find Ray Jay Perreault online


Simpoc The Thinking Computer
Price: Free! Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Have you ever wondered how the “Evil Computer” became evil? What would happen if a virus wipes out most of the people on Earth while two computers are coming online? One is a good computer and the other has a different agenda. While the few remaining humans are trying to survive, the two computers emerge. One may save humanity and the other might come back with a vengeance.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ray Jay Perreault

  • The Spider Agenda on Aug. 22, 2014

    Well written book about evil and how it can manifest itself in a corporate setting. The evil is present in the people and the way the company is run, but it is also present in what the company produces.