An author is an author, right?
Anyone can publish but it takes the best of the best to know how to write, know their audience and publish amazing pieces.
Que in Mr. Kent Wayne.
Have you heard of him? Chances are you have, especially if you’re a sci-fi lover like myself.
If not? You’re truly missing out!
I have the personal pleasure of posting a guest post from Mr Wayne right here and now. Wow. Lucky me! 😉
Mr. Wayne would like to let you know a little about himself, and afterwards I would like to let you know a little about his work!
Take it away, Mr. Wayne, you sexy beast, you!
Hello, my name is Kent Wayne (though I have been called “Man Child,” “Man Whore,” and “Barbarian,” as both compliments and insults).
I spent a decade in the military. Now I’m the old man at my university, living simply but sweetly (the GI Bill is pretty kind to me, as I live in San Francisco), cranking away at writing as if it were an actual job. During this uber-fortunate time where I attend school and my expenses are covered, I plan to write as many stories as I possibly can.
My current project is a four-book science fiction series. It’s called Echo, and takes place 1200 years in the future. Here’s a quick breakdown: despite advances in tech, humanity remains mired in a dark age. The title “Echo” isn’t a coincidence; I wanted Echo’s problems to be amplifications of the ones we face today. Accordingly, advances in tech propagate strife and oppression, rather than harmony and peace.
My protagonist, Atriya, is an elite soldier who runs afoul of his bosses. Events force him to expand his worldview and explore esoteric philosophies, which are mostly formed from Eastern concepts. As this is happening, he realizes he will have to become adept with a force called kaia—analogous to magic or psychic abilities.
At the beginning of Echo, Atriya is firmly rooted in the world of futuristic soldiering. As the story progresses, things tip more toward the magical stuff, where ideas and perception become powerful forces. In Echo 4, I’ve included things like connotational combat, a casino where concepts are used as gambling collateral, as well as armor and weapons that are built from philosophies.
Right now, I’m on my third draft of Echo 4. The rough was around 355,000 words, the second draft was 214,000. I’m hoping to get the final under 200,000 words.
I’ve also got a YA fantasy series planned, a comedic farce that takes place in a high school (involving a psychopathic cheerleader captain who switches minds with an alpha male barbarian), and a few other stories as well. I’m hoping my audience will have as much fun reading these as I do writing them.
(Well, the drafting is fun, and the last 10% of the editing is fun as well. The rest…meh.)
That’s all I’ve got for now. If you’re a writer, then I wish you inspired drafting and insightful editing! 🙂
Mr. Wayne takes a bow and steps out.
Leaving yours truly to gush over him.. ahem.. I mean his work.
I mean, you already KNOW I’m a bookworm…… *smiles innocently*
In all real-ness, as real as I can be, he is an AMAZING author! HELLO. Thank you boring college for giving him the time to write as an escape from homework and lectures!!
College is good to us that way! >.>
Mr. Wayne does an AMAZING job at descriptions. You really think you’re there in the future, with his characters. I couldn’t get enough of it! The best part? There’s FOUR BOOKS. You know, for those people who fall in love with stories and characters and can’t get enough of them.. ever.. they need more!!! Oh, Mr. Wayne gives just that. Leaving you wanting more of his story and characters and then giving more in the next book!
Intrigued? I sure as hell hope so! 😛 Because these books are definitely worth it. By the way, did I mention how affordable they are? No? Well, I am now!
Head over and grab Echo: Volume 1 NOW!
OR go give Kent a visit and check out what he’s currently working on!
You won’t be disappointed either way.