Many of the writers who have taken my university class over the years have gone on to publish traditionally or independently. You might be interested in taking a look at their work. Here they are in alphabetical order:
- Mason Allan self-published his debut novel “Rebellion: The Departure,” a sci-fi novel that incorporates elements of the superhero, dystopian, and zombie apocalypse genres. You can find the book on Amazon. Allan is working to release the book’s sequel within 2020.
- Traditionally published middle grade fantasy novels with Disney-Hyperion, Jed and the Junkyard War and Jed and the Junkyard Rebellion
- Brandon’s review of Jed and the Junkyard War: “Jed and the Junkyard War will excite readers with its fast pace, quirky characters, and wacky world building.”
- Traditionally published fantasy novels with 47 North, including The Paper Magician series
- Brandon’s review of The Paper Magician: “Charlie is a vibrant writer with an excellent voice and great world building. I thoroughly enjoyed The Paper Magician.”
- Traditionally published epic fantasy series, the Chaos Queen Quintet, with Titan Books
- Library Journal called Duskfall. Perfect for fans of Daniel Abraham and Brandon Sanderson.
- Traditionally published science fiction story online: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43pzdg/across-the-border
- Also available on Amazon: amazon.com/Across-Border-Short-Sahil-Lavingia-ebook/dp/B07L1CQXXB
- Traditionally published epic fantasy novels with Orbit, including The Powder Mage Trilogy
- Independently published several fantasies, including Uncanny Collateral
- Brandon’s review of Promise of Blood: “This book is just plain awesome. I found myself enjoying every moment of it. Innovative magic, quick-paced plot, interesting world. I had a blast.”
- Traditionally published contemporary YA novel Chasing the Skip with Henry Holt
- Independently published several romance, fantasy, and contemporary YA novels, including A Thousand Faces, Boyless, and an updated text of Chasing the Skip called Skipped.
- Brandon’s review of A Thousand Faces: “I absolutely loved A Thousand Faces. It has an engaging voice, a thrilling plot, and a fantastic premise that I wish I’d thought of first.”
John D. Payne
- Traditionally published epic fantasy novel The Crown and the Dragon (WordFire Press)
- More than a dozen short fiction publications in magazines, anthologies, and audio.
- Professional game writing publications, including the licensed RPG supplement Micronomicon: A Compendium of Magic coming later in 2019.
- His story, “Envoy in Ice,” won first prize in its quarter of the Writers of the Future contest, and is published in the 33rd Annual Writers of the Future anthology.
- Independently published science fiction novels, including the Star Wanderers series