Wayne C. Hannis

Biography

Wayne is a writer of Fantasy and Alternative History. He lives in the fantastic realm of the sunny Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, Canada and has called it home since he was a child. While growing up he played along creeks and in ravines, climbed ancient spruce trees and swam in clear fresh-water lakes. So it's no wonder his life is steeped with imaginative magic, and the world he's created has a lore as old as the mountains. Growing up, Wayne played Dungeons and Dragons, while reading authors like David Eddings, Terry Brooks and Piers Anthony, who instilled a love for fantasy in him at a young age. For awhile now Wayne has realized there's something wrong with our world, and has struggled to understand it. Wayne always had a passion for history and has come to think that the history we all have been taught is a lie (as well as most things we are taught) and a our real past has been hidden. Join Wayne as he ventures down those proverbial Rabbit Wholes in search of a lost kingdom.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on Shuswap Lake in beautiful B.C. Canada. It's a pristine wilderness with fresh water lakes ( the Shuswap Lake is the largest in BC), 1000 yr old cedar and spruce trees, animals and fish in abundance. The rocks themselves are over 2 billion yrs old. How could you not be inspired by all that beauty? I have seen a change in my life time though. All the mining and logging and thousands of houseboats on the lake every year has had its damaging effects and with the impoverished economy, I'm compelled to write.
When did you first start writing?
I started when I was a young teenager. Hours of playing Dungeons and Dragons taught me all about world building and character building. That's when I fell in love with Fantasy.
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Where to find Wayne C. Hannis online

Where to buy in print

Books

A Man Caught in Time (A Dark Tale of Fantasy)
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 9, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A story of an omitted past, awakening with impending doom. Not knowing the past, afraid of the future. The feeling of disaster on the horizon. 'Dark Tales of Fantasy' In the end, when Evil Things happen to Good People, there is never a happy ending. A light can shine in the darkness when Evil Things happen to Good People, and it seems like there is never a Happy Ending.
A Contract for Gold: The Cataclysm of Medhebah (A Dark Tale of Fantasy)
Price: Free! Words: 47,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 9, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Medhebah is a city created from the wealth of Kishalown mountain. But now the gold has been depleted, and those who facilitated its extraction are leaving. Montiel and Caliste want nothing more than to be together. They will face circumstances beyond their control as the corruption of the city is revealed. They will be tested beyond their nightmares when the city falls into turmoil.
The Sword Cuts Deep: A Dark Tale of Fantasy
Price: Free! Words: 22,080. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 8, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Niall Emayn is a blacksmith who just wants to live his life with his family. Until a stranger appears, and hires him to forge a sword. Niall will soon learn how 'The Sword Cuts Deep', as circumstances beyond his control takes hold of his life. Niall will do the unthinkable, as he is changed forever.
True Love Lost Forever: A Dark Tale of Fantasy
Price: Free! Words: 14,630. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 8, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Logan and Aideen were meant to spend their lives together. But as tragedy strikes, Logan spirals downward into madness. He will stop at nothing, will do anything, to bring his True Love back. 'Dark Tales of Fantasy' Tragic tales of classic fantasy, with a touch of horror. A light can shine in the darkness when Evil Things happen to Good People, and it seems like there is never a Happy Ending.
To Rule by Right: A Dark Tale of Fantasy
Price: Free! Words: 19,080. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 8, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Oril Ahern has been Regent of the Northern Kingdom of Tasmorea for the last fifteen years, since the mysterious death of this brother. But the time has now come that he has dread. All Oril wants is to hand the throne peacefully to his nephew. Prince Coel Ahern, Oril's nephew, has different ideas though. He believes it is his 'To Rule by Right' now that he has come of age.
Poems of a Different Kind and Other Poets from Ages Past
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 21, 2022 . Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
‘Poems of a Different Kind’ explores metaphysical thoughts about: life – love – death and despair, including everything in between. It questions the purpose of the existence of us all. Original poems with a collection of different Poets from down through the ages, ‘Poems of a Different Kind’ is full of hope and anticipation. It will inspire you to live another day in a World gone mad.