Zachariah Wahrer


Zachariah Wahrer spent the first twelve years of his adult life doing various jobs around the United States, such as eBay salesman, punk rock musician, horse halter craftsman, and rock climbing gym route-setter.

Near the end of 2014, Zachariah moved into a Honda Odyssey with his wife Sarah and began traveling the United States and Canada, seeking inspiration and adventure while writing and rock climbing full-time. His first novel, Breakers of the Dawn: Book 1 of the Dawn Saga, was electronically published in December of 2014.

When not deeply immersed in imaginary worlds, Zachariah loves to experience the outdoors as well as read about science, futurology, and trans-humanism. He also enjoys home-brewing and creating digital art to accompany his writing.

Currently, Zachariah lives in Bozeman, Montana.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Arizona and my family did a lot of camping there. I think this helped me have a love of landscapes, vistas, and scale that I try to impart in my writing. I also had a teacher that got me hooked on science, which is a big part of why I write sci-fi.
Describe your desk.
I write exclusively on my laptop at the dining room table. We don't have a large house, so a dedicated office or writing area would take up a lot of otherwise needed space. Thankfully, I love my "desk," and it works great for me. It's also close to the kitchen, which makes snacking easy... Maybe that part is not such a good thing. ;-)
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Where to find Zachariah Wahrer online

Where to buy in print


Dawn Saga
The Akked Galaxy is in turmoil. Humanity, under the control of the Ashamine government, is exterminating the Entho-la-ah-mines. The resource rich worlds of the telepathic intelligent insects are too tempting for the impoverished humans. While on a mission for the Founder of the Ashamine, Crasor Tah Ahn makes a discovery that changes the course of humanity, threatening to plunge the entire galaxy into a darkness it may not survive. A small group of disparate survivors, both human and Entho-la-ah-mine, are brought together on a backwater planet by a vague prophecy. It states they are the only ones who can stop the coming darkness, but doesn't say how. Before any of them can discover an explanation, the peaceful planet is thrust into chaos. The four book Dawn Saga weaves together the stories of many characters into an epic sci-fi tale that explores human nature, transcendence, evolution, and the future.

Breakers of the Dawn

Price: Free!

Harbingers of the Dawn

Price: $3.99 USD.

Destroyers of the Dawn

Price: $3.99 USD.


Destroyers of the Dawn
Series: Dawn Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,860. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With enemies on all sides, the Harbingers seek to understand their strength. Knowing they cannot face the Breakers head on, Maxar leads Wake and Jaydon to the Traynos system. There, a mysterious archaeological dig holds the key to the nano-tech coursing through his body. Will what he finds be worth the risk of separating the Harbingers?
Amaranth: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ava, a talented coder for the multi-national Haute Tech Corp., is coping with the death of her fiancée, Liam. Now, six months after his passing, Ava gets a PM from Liam's social media account, claiming it’s him. Ava saw the gruesome accident scene and identified Liam’s corpse, but somehow, the sender has information only he could know. Could Liam be alive, or is it just a sick joke?
Flight of the Mariner
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Alternative history
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
When five torpedo bombers disappear off the coast of Florida during a training flight in 1945, Wally and his flight crew are sent to look for them. They head out over the stormy Atlantic in their Mariner seaplane, searching the dark ocean for survivors. They find the downed planes, and with them, something far more sinister.
Harbingers of the Dawn
Series: Dawn Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,010. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Breakers continue flooding across the Akked Galaxy, stealthy and unstoppable. Their next target: the Founder of the Ashamine. Crasor knows if he can kill the supreme human leader, the Ashamine government will plunge into pandemonium.
Breakers of the Dawn
Series: Dawn Saga. Price: Free! Words: 85,690. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Humanity has fallen from its once majestic place amongst the stars. Desperate for resources to prop up an aging galactic dynasty, humans seize every planet they find, exterminating their alien inhabitants.
Utopia Gone
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Alone in the world, the man enjoys life. He has no name, nor needs one. Every rock, tree, mountain, and sea: he knows it all in detail. He has no memory of how he arrived on the planet, only a blissful love of his surroundings. When the starship comes, his life makes a dramatic change.

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