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WELCOME - To my little corner of the "interwebs!"
I'm William, the author of the Essence science fiction series. If you click on the book covers it will take you to the official synopses of all the books in the series, but here I'd rather tell you what they're about -- unofficially.
Honestly, many of the action/sci-fi books out now bored me. (You know, the formulaic ones book reviewers love.) I love graphic novels and wanted to bring that sense of tension and adventure to my stories. I also wanted a story with the camaraderie of great books like Lord of the Rings, but only if it was written by someone with Attention Deficit Disorder. I didn't want to just write science fiction books for middle school readers or science fiction books for young adults. I wanted kids and adults to love this series equally, and I love the idea of fathers reading to their kids (mothers too).
I love great science fiction fantasy books of the past, but I suspect my series will not impress book reviewers or scholars of the present. The book was written to impress my son and myself. We love the action packed documentary style of writing. It follows the lives of our protagonists in real time, as they live through an extraordinary set of circumstances. The first book documents our protagonists lives when they are young. As they mature in the series, so does the subject matter - just like real life.
I'm overjoyed when I get feedback from fathers reading the series to their kids. It's how this all started, as stories to my kids. (You may recognize their names in real life if you've already read one of the books - hint, hint.) Although a book reviewer out there said their names sounded too normal. Yeah, that's because that's their real names. I cant bare to tell them we named them too normally. Maybe in my next series I'll name the hero, Harbingerisczikial. (Okay, you may have gathered I'm not a fan of book reviewers.)
So, from their point of view- What would you do if one day you found out you had incredible abilities? Would you share it with the world? But what if you couldn't? What if outing yourself could cost your loved ones their lives? What if you found out all you knew of the world's governments was a lie? And all this power meant nothing? Because in the real world, no matter how powerful you are, governments can reach your loved ones ... yeah it's intense, like double rainbows. (Old reference I know.)
I hope I've given you some sense of the heart of my series. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me above or write me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almost forgot, autographed copies are available. Get them now while I'm not famous at all, and it's still cheap.
Thanks for reading this,