Hello to anyone who might be reading this page right now.
I’ve waffled back and forth four or five times on whether to make this a formal biography (like you’d find in a dust jacket on a physical novel) or a candid introduction. The first is a pretty good bet for looking professional, but honestly I think I’d prefer to speak for myself, both through this introduction and through my work.
I’m E. Grey, a sci-fi and fantasy author who lives and works in the American southwest.
When I’m not writing, I’m gaming, spending time with friends, or drawing. Contrary to my appearance, I really like hard rock and heavy metal, and even though I’m told I have the personality of a cat person, dogs are my preferred pet (not that I hate cats by any stretch of the imagination).
I’ve taken a lot of inspiration from the RPGs that I’ve played and the books that I read as an overly precocious middle-schooler. Nothing makes me happier than a strong, character driven plot, which is probably why I’ve always gravitated towards stories with good leads rather than rambling epics. Plot is important, but to me, it’s a vehicle to force the characters to confront themselves and others, to deteriorate or grow as they face challenge after challenge.
As a result of that, I write the characters I’ve always wanted to see in fiction in the hopes that the people who need those characters can find them somewhere. I’ve never given much thought to what’s conventional in terms of writing (outside of a college campus), so I’m often not sure how my characters stack up to others in my genre, but that doesn’t matter to me as long as I reach an audience.
I hope that you can find something you like here, and if you have any relevant questions you can always feel to reach out to me through the Contact page.