I started writing as a teenager, but really started writing and sending out stories, which earned me rejection letter after rejection letter while in college. Those rejection letters, even when they came with advice or an encouraging line, hurt. So, I suppose you could call me a "closet writer." I wrote my stories and re-wrote them, draft after draft, just for myself for the next twenty years before sending one off to a contest, which offered publication in an ezine. I won and ended up serializing two of my books in my Highmage's Plight Series as well as excerpts from two others (all now published).
The story that earned me that encouraging line with the rejection letter so many years ago (after I don't know how many revisions at this point) appears in my debut novel, Highmage's Plight.
What inspires your writing?
I can't not write. I love stories and always have. So, everything inspires my writing. I've found ways to write what I know and that means more than pulling from my own life. I write fantasy and science fiction, but do not exactly live in the future. However, I have always loved learning about history and visiting archaeological sites. I'm fascinated imagining myself walking through the past, overlaying the history I've researched or learned. That inspires my writing.
What is the best part about being a writer?
The best part of being a writer is holding your book in your hand for the first time, selling a copy to someone excited to buy it, meeting a reader who loved it. I also like sharing my experiences as a writer, helping others to sell their stories.
I have walked the ramparts of the Old City of Jerusalem and through an escape tunnel out of a Crusader fortress that Richard the Lionheart once called home. I've toured archeological sites that were hundreds, if not thousands of years old… experiences that have found expression in my writing of the Highmage’s Plight Series. I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and currently live in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Finally, I've an unusual vision for this series, on a meta level. I don't see publishing in the digital age as having to let books cease evolving once they are printed on a written page. So, I'm experimenting a bit on a number of levels. Visit my website to learn more at: www.dhr2believe.net.
Fantasy/Science Fiction | Adult
Professor George Bradley, computer staff in hand, “envisions” an archaeological site, which could turn history on its head. Then he falls through a ripple in reality.
He enters a world where: trolls think they are human; elves believe humans can’t do magic since they don’t have souls; a child of prophecy is dying of a curse; a shape-changer is bent on killing him; a seeress keeps too many secrets; and an ogre and a boy struggle to defend a keep against the evil ruling it.
This is a world where a starship crash landed, bringing about a war, which led to the laws of magic defeating those of science.
Here a demon rages, intent on destroying all life, its minions intent on killing the human mage from another world.
If that wasn’t bad enough, George’s computer is now rather sarcastic.
Amazon | Other Formats
Science Fiction | Young Adult
Being late for class was not exactly my fault. I'm in a new High School and if that wasn't difficult enough to deal with, welI, the world keeps timing out. In detention I learn I'm not crazy. My new friends are here for the same reason I am... and warn me that bad things can happen when the rest of the world is on holiday. Okay, it's not exactly a holiday, particularly since more than the teachers are noticing us timing out. So, Detention is about to take on a whole new meaning.
Read on Wattpad
Dare 2 Belive available on Wattpad, Merchants and Mages (Book 2) 99 cents, Human Mage (Book 3) $4.99, and Highmage (Book 4) $4.99.
About the Author
D.H. Aire’s is the author of two novels: Highmage’s Plight and its sequel Human Mage. A number of his short stories appear in Separate Worlds first anthology, Flights of Fantasy, Vol. 1 (available on Smashwords.com and BarnesandNoble.com). His story, Crossroads of Sin, appears in the anthology RealLies (2013).
Highmage’s Plight, upon which Dare2Believe is based, is published by Malachite Quills Publishing. Link to my ebook to read sample chapters at:http://amzn.to/ynvrFH. Also available in print on Amazon.
The author is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Website | Twitter | Facebook