Hey Ellie! Thanks for asking me to kick off your new feature. I’m honored.
NaNoWriMo taught me to construct first drafts on the computer, so that’s where I do most of my writing. I try to keep the area clean and my StarCraft figures stand guard against intruders.
I can’t talk about writing without showing you my guitars though. (Well, a couple of them. I own many. Probably too many.) I always practice before I begin writing to clear my mind. Nothing like a good jam session to put me in the right frame of mind.
I’m currently working on another space opera, which is set apart from my Cassa series. Ironically, I never intended on becoming an author. But this journey has been nothing short of amazing.
Thanks, Ellie – you rock!
By Alex J Cavanaugh
From the Amazon Best Selling Series!
A storm gathers across the galaxy…
Commanding the Cassan base on Tgren, Byron thought he’d put the days of battle behind him. As a galaxy-wide war encroaches upon the desert planet, Byron’s ideal life is threatened and he’s caught between the Tgrens and the Cassans.
After enemy ships attack the desert planet, Byron discovers another battle within his own family. The declaration of war between all ten races triggers nightmares in his son, threatening to destroy the boy’s mind.
Meanwhile the ancient alien ship is transmitting a code that might signal the end of all life in the galaxy. And the mysterious probe that almost destroyed Tgren twenty years ago could return. As his world begins to crumble, Byron suspects a connection. The storm is about to break, and Byron is caught in the middle…
Science fiction/adventure and science fiction/space opera
Print ISBN 9781939844002 $16.95
eBook ISBN 9781939844019 $3.99
Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The author of the Amazon bestsellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
Thank you, Alex. It is I who is honoured. Your desk looks cool and a great place to write. Seeing a picture of your guitars reminded me of the recording of you playing I won. I've just listened to it again. You rock! I can understand how playing helps to clear your mind and focus you on your writing.
That's it for this week. I'll be back on Monday. Until then, happy reading and writing.