Humanity has all but abandoned a dying Earth, ravaged by plague and pollution.
Six decades following the colonization of the planet Anahk, a series of events triggers a devastating war between the United Nations Planetary Defense and an extraterrestrial organization known as the Drocain Royal Empire.
NOVEMBER 2438 . . .
Ten years have passed and still the battle rages on. With no signs of a conclusion in sight, the men and women of the UNPD have been forced into desperation as the human race moves ever closer to the brink of defeat.
And now, the fate of the entire galaxy may rest on the shoulders of a single alien warrior: the shamed graduate, Kenon Valinquint—a young Drahkori who enrolls in the Drocain Royal Empire in the hopes of one day redeeming himself.
Unbeknownst to the young warrior, his decision has set in motion a staggering chain of events that could very well change the direction of the war, and the known history of the universe, forever.
What inspires you to write?
Writing has always been a passion of mine. I have been building fictional worlds and characters since I was twelve years old, and I’ve always wanted to share these people and places with others. My characters are dear to me. I love the idea of other people connecting with them, learning about their worlds, their families and their struggles.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a pantser, no doubt about it. That may change with future ventures, but that was definitely the case for my first novel. I could never outline anything, it somehow managed to just confuse me and I would muddle up my plot details.
I do, however, write down ideas for scenes and such in a separate Word Doc titled as such. If I’m able, I’ll try to list these scenes in the order they will appear in the book.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t give up on writing. Even when it feels hopeless, like you’ll never improve, keep at it if its really what you want to do. Your skill will improve with time. You just have to be patient.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self-publish my novel for a number of reasons. I had an editor in mind already, and I knew if I were to go with a publishing house I wouldn’t be able to hire the same editor. Publishing houses take ages to look at your book, and by the time they do, they may not even accept it.
I also knew that, while my main goal in publishing was to share my story with the world, I wanted to make money off of it as well, and I would be making minimal income if I had gone down the professional publishing route.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it’s a bright future, with self-publishing becoming more and more popular as time goes on. It’s amazing how far it’s come, and I hope more people will choose this path.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Steampunk
What formats are your books in?