Shane W Walley


Hello all! My name is Shane, so glad to meet everyone! I'm 41, a father of 3 amazing children, and now an author. I've been reading since I was 3, and the minute I found fantasy I knew that I had found home. I love writing, but never considered doing it until I took a couple of writing classes in high school and had my teacher tell me that I had a unique voice. Well, as most of you have experienced, life gets in the way and I put writing on the back burner until I took a few classes at the local community college and realized that this was what I was missing in my life. When I'm not writing, reading, or being a dad, I like to adventure through Azeroth (World of Warcraft), the Galaxy (Star Wars: The Old Republic) or Nexus (Wildstar), and I also Dungeonmaster my D&D campaign with my friends.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Besides stuff I read when I was much younger, the first fantasy story that rang my bell, so to speak, was Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. It was such a vivid story, with wholly fleshed out characters that weren't all good or noble but seemed real. Raistlin is still one of my all time favorite characters, and I even have a tattoo of him as The Magician tarot card on my chest!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have 3 wonderful children, and even though the oldest is now at college, I still spent a good portion of my time doing things with and for them, like taking them to school or picking them up from the bus, helping them with their homework, things like that. Besides that, I am an avid gamer and love playing WoW, Wildstar, and SW:TOR. I also love reading, mainly fantasy and steampunk style novels, and running my Dungeons and Dragons campaign.
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Where to find Shane W Walley online


Invoking the Fallout
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 102,820. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Steiger has learned how to use magic, but he has a long way to go until he has mastered the forbidden gift. What does the future hold for him, his sister Grae, and his friends Dinny and Zoe? Now that they have brought magic back into the world, nothing is certain except the fact that change is inevitable and their lives will never be the same.
Arcanist's Lament
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 109,650. Language: American English. Published: September 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a post-magical apocalyptic world that has outlawed magic and embraced science, a young man discovers he has the forbidden gift of magic, and must master its use before those that he loves and hold dear are torn asunder by a relic from the ancient past and enemies anew.

Shane W Walley's tag cloud

adventure    assassins    dwarves and elves    elf    fantasy    kobold    kobolds    mage    magic    magic abilities    orcs    psionics    steampunk    thief