Medeas Wray

Biography

A new writer with a passion for urban noir fiction and with leanings towards sci-fi and the paranormal who leads a mysterious life, skulking in out of the way places to uncover stories that are a little off-centre, exploring not just the dark side but the many facets of the human experience - with much humour in places.

Down To Zero is the first in a series, set in London in 2018 and beyond, featuring seasoned murder-investigators Mallory Vine and Bob Dario as they struggle to bring down two serial-killers and start to realise that the paranormal is at work, despite all arguments to the contrary. The Big Crunch is a one-off novel, fast-paced and grungy, set in Leeds at the beginning of the 21st century when you could still smoke in the pubs, when Leeds United were slipping down the league tables and IT was here to stay. Things could only get better - or could they? Other short stories have different time-frames - one is a tale of medieval misdeeds set against a backcloth of social and political upheaval as a motley crew of stalwarts attempt to enjoy their lives - and survive. Due for publication with a couple of shorter works, one a ghost-story in the near-ish future.

The writings of Medeas Wray are hard to pin down. Seems the category 'Mash-Up' was tailor-made for them. If you like the work of Iain Banks, Richard Condon, George MacDonald Fraser, William Gibson (all of them, sadly dead) - you may like Medeas Wray's.

The author is currently working on the second (and possibly third) in a series following on from Down To Zero. Still learning, still travelling, still breathing - and struggling to survive on a planet no bigger than a speck of dandruff in universal terms.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for most of my life, spent years as a professional writer, which tends to make the process of sitting at home writing anything you please, more tough than you can imagine. I'd also done a few other jobs in my life and gained a wealth of experience over the years, through travelling and meeting all kinds of people. So when the work coming from my usual day job started to dry up, I started to concentrate on my own creative writing, coming out the other side with a handful of stories, novels and ideas for novels in the speculative fiction category.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Finding out about Smashwords was a boon - it meant that I could publish my work as an indie author without having to go through the long-winded and nerve-grinding business of finding an agent or publisher or investing large sums of money to self-publish in print. I'm new to it all and don't know how it's going to go, how my books will be received (though my first readers' comments have been extremely favourable - some have read The Big Crunch over and over, though they are, it must be admitted, younger readers) - but Smashwords has given me a platform and that's unbelievably valuable.
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Where to find Medeas Wray online


Books

Down To Zero
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mashups
A groundbreaking novel from one of the most exciting new voices in urban fiction, the first in a series, set in the near-future London of 2018 and featuring seasoned murder detectives, Mallory Vine and her partner Bob Dario as they work on a couple of grisly assignments and start to unearth indisputable evidence of the paranormal and its power- changing the investigative culture world-wide.
The Big Crunch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,540. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Mashups
Amusing, moving, fast-paced new adult fiction with strong language in places, dark themes, shady deeds. Malkie is a computer games designer with a life spiralling into free-fall down down to computer crashes, a car mysteriously totalled and a failing marriage. Ian, his ex-hacker assistant has his own problems. Like having a stiff in the living room and working with Malkie. What could go right?

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