Ray Jay Perreault


Ray was born in New Hampshire, received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University. Now retired from an influential, multi-decade career in aerospace, Ray is excited to join the Allport Productions team as he carves a new path as a leader in eBook, audiobook and digital book authorship, production and consulting.

Bringing a new voice to science fiction writing, Ray realized there was a niche that was calling him as he began to write deeper characters, create more sophisticated stories and realistic situations for Sci-Fi fans to relate to.

Initially attracted to heroic characters with powerful weapons taking on hundreds of aliens, Ray began his literary career with a desire to extrapolate Sci-Fi stories with a touch of everyday reality that most of us experience in work and our every-day lives.

His literary work is thoughtfully enriched by his decade-long experience in the US Air Force where he flew C-130s on missions to 27 countries, and T-38s while training the best pilots in the world, as well as the first female US Air Force pilots.

During his 28 years at Northrop Grumman, Ray worked on some of the most top-secret military aircraft projects in the world including the F-23, F-35, B-2, Global Hawk and many more that can’t be named.
He is grateful to his wife, Charlene and his two daughters, Christine and Robynn for their support on this new journey.

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


Virus-72 Hours to Live
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,890. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
President Arnold Patterson must deal with the death of his family from a fast moving and very suspicious virus that decimates Earth. The government and military are collapsing and the president must move the government to Camp David then ultimately to an aircraft carrier where they try to keep the world around them functioning. The astronauts in space are trapped and must find a way to survive.

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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.