George R.R Martin once said that stories about authors are usually boring. And, I tend to agree. So instead, I will share with you how Supplicant came to be.
On second thought, no. Stories about stories, which haven't even been published yet, has to be even more boring than doing your taxes during a quarterly meeting on ice cube sales in Alaska.
Well, if I have to, then I will be brief. I have lived in the beautiful state of North Carolina a majority of my life, and I can't ever see myself leaving. For most of that time, I have aspired to be an author. I've written news articles, here and there. Submitted poetry. Nothing major. I haven't ever written a short story like the greats have, such as: Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, G.R.R. Martin, J.R.R Tolkien, and many other successful writers. Every time I've tried, they've wound up becoming novels. I must have Homer disease. I can't seem to write short stories.
I have written stories since I was old enough to hold a pen. I just never had them published, which is probably for the best. However, about five years ago I got a fire in me, a determination to see it through. The world seemed to be falling into chaos with every passing day, and I felt that I had something that had to be said. And that, was Supplicant.
Though I love many genres, science fiction has always been my beloved go-to. There, mankind's aspirations met humanity's self-destructiveness. Endless potential lay in sci-fi. So, that was the backdrop in which I wrote Supplicant. With many more books planned in the series, I haven't even begun to run out of commentary on the human condition and our place in the universe.