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Aug, 2014

DREW’S SHORT BIO

  • With a visionary, unorthodox view of the future, gripping prose, and thriller paced scenes, Drew’s writing is on the breaking edge of sci-fi/fantasy writing.

 

 

DREW’S BIO

  • With a visionary, unorthodox view of the future, gripping prose, and thriller paced scenes, Drew’s writing is on the breaking edge of sci-fi/fantasy writing.
  • Voted a Top 5 Author at SciFiFantasyFreak.com and bestseller in SFF Anthologies on Amazon, Drew is working his way to the national best seller’s list.
  • Drew graduated Phi Kappa Phi from Brigham Young University before entering the J. Reuben Clark Law School on scholarship. He has published five non-fiction books, co-authored two volumes of ancient near eastern legal texts, Slice (a short story), Moon 514: Blaze and the White Griffon (a SFF novel), 5 Blades (SFF Anthology) … and he has a couple fantasy novels and a score of short stories in the making.

 

 

DREW’S FULL BIO

  • Drew Briney is a New York Times Bestselling author who is about to release his sixth book entitled Moon 514: Blaze & the White Griffon. …  Well, at least he aspires to be a New York Times Bestselling author and expects that it will happen sooner or later.  Moon 514, release May of 2014, was his sixth book but it was his first attempt at YA/Adult Fiction.  Here is his story in his words:
  • I spilled over a half million words publishing my previous five books but they were all historical nonfiction and would probably be of very little interest to someone like you … a reader of sci-fi fantasy blogs rather than stuffy footnote laden historical treatises! Currently, I’m 177,000 words into A New Breed of Dragon, a fantasy novel that may well be my magnum opus – I started writing it several years ago but didn’t get serious about writing fiction until a few years ago when I decided to take a break from A New Breed of Dragon to write Moon 514.  In the meantime, I’ve penned several short stories, a couple drabbles, and a number of other things that will hit this blog sooner or later.
  • At the demand of social pressure and traditional online expectations, I suppose I should mention that I’m happily married, I have a boatload of children, and that I’m unhappily tied to my day job helping people hate each other (I’m an attorney).  But don’t worry – that last detail will disappear the moment you purchase my book … or perhaps after you purchase it and then recommend it to all of your friends!
  • After graduating from BYU (Phi Kappa Phi) with degrees in history, music, and logic, I entered BYU’s law school on scholarship and began teaching philosophy at UVU.  Forsaking exotic and lifechanging trips around the world with jazz bands (Europe) and symphonies (China and the Philippines) and recording on CDs (only two), I began my new journey of helping people beat each other up with reams of paperwork that cost ungodly amounts of money and that are only read by a very small group of people … and some of them hate you and some of them wish you weren’t asking them to adjudicate your case and some of them think that you should be spending your monies on a trip to the Bahamas instead of paying them to darken those reams of paper with your tragedy.  I suppose I’ve drafted millions of words in that vein – including a number of thousand that made their way to the United States Supreme Court (we won).  None of that persistent fighting saturated my appetite for violence so I’m working on getting my black belt in karate in May, 2015 – but don’t worry, I’m not doing it alone – four of my kids are doing it with me!  It’s illegal to beat them at home but at the dojo, we just call it sparring so it’s okay!
  • Oh – I almost forgot something important:  while in law school, I thrust my obsessive compulsive personality disorder into a good cause: I returned to my childhood juggling addiction.  I was awarded Utah’s Best Professional Juggler award in 2001 and have retained that title ever since (mostly because they quit having the competition but I like to brag about it anyway – did I mention I can juggle 8 balls?).  I juggled as a performer at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.  I competed at the 2006 International Juggler’s Association in Portland, Oregon and handily lost because I dropped too much – but at least I saved one drop with an epic sidekick that really wowed the judges!  I have also been a staple performer at the Timpanogas Storytelling Festival for more than a dozen years because I’m the only juggler in the world that tells stories while juggling.  Really – it’s true: I bill myself as the Story Juggler for that very reason.  You can hire me to juggle for insane amounts of money (please…) or you can just watch me on YouTube for free – your call.
  • Just like any other attorney with a conscience (I’ve met at least two others in the last dozen years of practice), I had to find some sort of therapy to dull the pain of litigation (I can’t afford a professional therapist with my gaggle of kids – between their incessant food addictions (all of them eat every day), their propensity to get hit by trucks (whew – only one…), and taking music, karate, dance, gymnastics, and other lessons, I lose thousands of dollars every month!), I started writing again.  If you made it through that run-on sentence without any navigational errors or review of the multi-leveled parentheticals, you have my hearty respect and congratulations …  And now that my temporary amnesia is past: I remember why I loved that creative writing course in highschool: this is my true passion.  So, off I go to write something more exciting than a mini-biography about boring ol’ me!

 

SFF BIBLIOGRAPY & LINKS TO EXCERPTS

    • List of SFF books and short stories:
      • Moon 514: Blaze and the White Griffon
      • 5 Blades: Riveting Realms of Adventure
      • the Assassin Hunter
      • Slice
      • Sea Dragon Apocalypse
      • the Siren Witch
      • Desolation of the Na’Eedna
      • the Glory of Intelligence
      • the Evay’zhlen Ritual Curse
      • and more coming …