TR Nowry


I'm an Indie author living in Bumpass (yes, there really is a place called Bumpass). Indie, in my case, means no cover artist, no editors, and no marketing of any kind. For good or bad, it's just me, a taped together laptop bought in '03, and some horrendous credit card debt for over a decade of typing.

The Hummingbird Series was written with each book more like a season on a TV series than what some may expect from a 'traditional' or 'mainstream' series from those Publishing House factories. It starts with The Art of the Houdini Scientist, then continues with Patent Mine, Hell from a Well, The Heredity of Hummingbirds, Mourning after Dawn, Daughters of Immortality, and Waffen, with others on the way.

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Series: The Hummingbird, 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,650. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a shelf of books penned by the greatest inventor the world had ever known, the one bound in red stood out. Its sacred pages were glued together to keep its horrors locked within. Only one word of it had ever been read, the title. Waffen. Waffen was German for weapons, and today it will be opened.
Daughters of Immortality
Series: The Hummingbird, 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,610. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
As Shela reflected on her parents' lives, a strange thought entered her mind. What if everything she thought she knew about them was wrong? When she found her parents dead, her father looked old, withered, and mostly decomposed. While her mother, dead just as long and under the same layer of dust, looked younger than ever and was perfectly preserved. The 6th book in Hummingbird Series
The Art Of The Houdini Scientist, And The Other Soulless Zombies Who Were Never Here. . .
Series: The Hummingbird, 1. Price: Free! Words: 147,880. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Houdini Scientist: Noun. 1) A young inventor that hides the secrets to her science behind elaborate misdirection and an illusion of incomprehensible complexity, like a magician would. 2) Just another soulless zombie trapped in a secret base that officially doesn't exist. 3) A girl that will save the world, if she can save herself first. 4) Book one in the Hummingbird Series.
The HHOPP engine
Series: The Hummingbird, supplemental. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A way of building high displacement engines (internal combustion, stirling, and diesel) in incredibly small physical packages. With all other things considered equal, the HHOPP version of the same power and displacement engine will be 1/4 the size or smaller than conventional designs. Bonus--the Million ton flywheel
The Hummingbird Series
Series: The Hummingbird, First 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 449,790. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This is the first four books in the series and starts with "Patent Mine" where a teen inventor unleashes the ultimate weapon that just may end the world, continues with "Hell from a Well" where the secret of immortality is twisted into a curse on humanity, and is followed by "The Heredity of Hummingbirds" and "Mourning After Dawn". Now there are sequels and a prequel.
The Twisted Timeline Trilogy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,170. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Three novellas under one cover. Personal Space is the story of a crew on a oneway trip to colonize another planet... a mission they'll never complete. Older than Dirt is the story of a discovery in a coalmine that science says should never have existed. And The bottle tossed across the sky is the story of a terminal patient and his second chance for life... and adventure.
Mourning After Dawn
Series: The Hummingbird, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,450. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mortal wounds and an army hunting them down may just be the least of their worries...
The Heredity of Hummingbirds
Series: The Hummingbird, 4. Price: Free! Words: 146,870. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"In an ancient Aztec legend, their greatest warriors would be rewarded for their bravery, reborn in the smallest, most agile of bird. Their debt to violence, fulfilled."
Patent Mine
Series: The Hummingbird, 2. Price: Free! Words: 113,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
An autistic inventor becomes a prisoner of her own success. From one of her first invention, a compact engine of tiny size but huge implications, her value to the government quickly reached the level of national security before she even reached her teens. But can a mind that redefined the laws of physics be stopped by a guard with a gun?
The Wandering Island Factory
Price: Free! Words: 44,980. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A strange behemoth of a boat is parked off the coast of Hawaii, but it isn't alone. On the shore are dozens of protesters, and in the legislature are dozens of greedy politicians promising to lower their roadblocks if the deep pockets of this new industry make the right campaign contributions. No, this boat is surrounded on all sides by controversy. It's an island factory, the first of its kind
Hell from a Well
Series: The Hummingbird, 3. Price: Free! Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Back of the book: In a state where the rules for properly beating your wife are posted on the bedroom door, one woman tries to keep her small corner of the world from falling apart. But events suddenly get worse when an unstoppable madman hijacks her entire religion and leads her country into war. How far will she go to protect her daughters?

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