As my career moved more into senior leadership and out of day-to-day technology, I needed something to keep me occupied. I still love writing, and I’ve had tons of stories locked up in my head for years – decades, really – so I decided to try my hand at fiction.
Most of these are available on Amazon as part of Kindle Unlimited (if you have that; you can also buy Kindle editions) and paperbacks. Leanpub offers standard ebook files and returns more revenue to the author.
Daniel Scratch: A Story of Witchkind is a great read for anyone who enjoyed the later Harry Potter books or, more relevantly, A Wizard of Earthsea. It’s the story of a lonely young boy who inherits great power, and has to learn to use it in order to save his people from possible discovery and destruction. First in a series:
- Daniel Scratch
- Master of the Tower
- The Fifth Axis
- The Order of Some
The full series is better documented at its website, Witchkind.com. You’ll find reviews, purchase links, and free short stories there.
Sparks! is a free title, and consists of story ideas (prologues, first chapters, etc.) and short stories. It’s updated over time with new ideas and such.
A History of the Galactic War is where I figured out how to construct a story without dialogue: it’s written as a history textbook from hundreds of years in the future, reflecting on the Galactic War that was, at that point, long in the past.
The Achillios Chronicles is a trilogy set on a distant world. Originally colonized and terraformed by people like us, they’ve lost track of their technologies and have fallen into a fragmented, almost-feudal society. But all of that’s about to change, and they’ll need to rediscover their history.
The Never: A Story of Peter and the Fae is the book I’ve had in my head for over 20 years. It’s the Peter Pan story you think you know, except the real story starts long before that Lost Boy came to Neverland, and it continues long after those three children from London returned home.
Tales of the Icelandic Troll is set in the Star Trek universe, but it’s like no Trek you’ve ever seen. After the starships leave and the Klingons are conquered, someone has to clean up the mess, and that’s where this rescue-and-salvage team comes in. This is very much an ode to the friends who helped me grow up.