R. L. Daman
On the verge of an identity crisis, a bullied candidate for command at a military academy finds her allegiance in question when she discovers her schoolmates are being converted into biological weapons. She must face her past, gain the confidence to stand against tyranny, and lead everyone to safety before the government scraps the project along with all of them.
A Bit About Me
I was born in Lexington, North Carolina. My parents often sent me to my room for misbehaving, believing somehow that allowing me to read was some sort of punishment. In fact, it instilled within me a deep love for science fiction and fantasy. The what-if were all too tempting for my curiosity as I was thoroughly amazed with the profundity of where humanity has been and where it could be going. I spent most of my high school years in the woods, writing, or running tabletop campaigns for my friends.
I've written stories since I was old enough to hold a pen. Stories of dragons and evil warlords, ancient biblical rivalries, and mythological duels during the Edo Period. I weaved stories for adventurers with a dungeon screen, pen, paper, and dice. I wrote hundreds of poems, if not more, but never short stories. Well, not until now. I've listened to audio books and Masterclasses from the great authors of our time. I've read book after book on the craft, from my favorite genres, and from some of my least favorite. I've gone through numerous drafts and rewrites. And it has all been in preparation for what comes next.
"When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow."