Vincent M. Wales


Vincent M. Wales is a novelist of speculative fiction, collector of odd jobs, usually less entertaining than what's on TV, and more fun than whooping cough.

His 2004 novel, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, is not available on Smashwords, but can be obtained from his personal website. (In print; digital in PDF only for reasons that will become abundantly clear once you see it.)

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Thorough disgust with conventional publishing, really. When I was shopping Wish You Were Here around to agents, none wanted to read it. The reason stated (when they bothered to state a reason) was that it was too long. The book is long, I admit, being a bit past 300,000 words. But it's fantasy. People expect long books in that genre. I was advised to cut it in half, but that wasn't possible without turning it into a very different story, so I went indie.

In the end, indie publishing suits me more, since I'm pretty much a control freak, anyway.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ever since I was a kid, I've loved comic books. Superhero comics, specifically. But after so many years, I got tired of the "standard" sort of superhero story. I liked reading the stories that were intensely personal, with the emphasis on how the characters are affected by the events, rather than the events themselves. These stories certainly exist out there in comic book world, but they're the exception.

Hence, The Many Deaths of Dynamistress, a deeply personal story of a woman who manipulates her own DNA to gain superhuman abilities. But it's not a story about being a super-powered character. It's the story of the woman who just happens to be that person. There's enough action to satisfy the more conventional superhero fan, but that's not its focus. This is a trilogy of books: Reckoning, Redemption, and Renaissance.
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Where to buy in print


Series: The Many Deaths of Dynamistress, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,500. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Redemption is the second book in the superhero memoir trilogy, The Many Deaths of Dynamistress.
Wish You Were Here
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 303,460. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a teenage boy from modern Earth is mysteriously transported to an alien world, his contemporary attitudes and beliefs are taken to task. This is the story of his coming-of-age in a world of magic and monsters, facing adventure, tragedy, fame, fortune, romance... and a search for a way home.

Vincent M. Wales' tag cloud

adventure    coming of age    fantasy    magic    superhero