Meet FSF Net Author, Wade Garret

GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series, By Wade Garret

GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series, By Wade Garret

Today on Meet the Author, please join me for an interview with Fantasy Science Fiction Network (FSFN) member, Wade Garret. Wade stopped by to talk about writing his epic fantasy, GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series.


Silverberry: Tell us a little about yourself.


Garret: I’m a joker that dabbles in beers. I’m a tattoo enthusiast who loves comics. I’m a Gray Jedi who works with Paper or Plastic. I’m a curmudgeon outside of my passions. I’m a father to a beautiful baby girl. I’m a husband to an amazing wife. I love long naps on the couch while my convict-of-a-dog sleeps on the rug.


Silverberry: What inspired you to write GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series?


Garret: It was never really an inspiration. It was a gradual progression of events that led to the fact this is the only thing I want to do. I’m a storyteller. Part of it started with jokes, old jokes, the ones that take forever and ever to get to the punchline. Later, as I was getting more into F/SF, it moved into mimicking the fantasies I’d come to know and love. Later still, when gaming, often being the DM, I was creating my own stories for others to play in….Do that enough, you eventually have to put it on paper. Boom! You’ve become a writer.


Silverberry: What does your hero, Jak Hartlen, yearn for?


Garret: Jak Hartlen is yearning for two things. The first is understanding the age-old question: Why do bad things happen—more specifically, why did it happen to him? The second part is dealing with the guilt and pain thereafter, but also accepting the duty and responsibility to do something about it…even if Friends become Enemies and Enemies become Friends.


Silverberry: What’s the novel about and who would enjoy it?


Garret: GENESIS is the origin of my Kingdom Come Series. It’s my semi-twisted take on the classic Hero’s Journey woven through a world of Dark Magic, Steam/Dieselpunk technology, sprawling a Middle Eastern setting. If you like the complexity of Dune, the strange familiarity of The Dark Tower Series and the bloody drama found in A Song of Ice and Fire, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Silverberry: What do you think makes for great fantasy fiction?


Garret: Believability. It’s got to be real. Now this doesn’t mean you have to spell-out every detail to make the world so ridged it’s no longer fantastic, but you’ve got to make sure you don’t jump back and forth between rules already constructed—this happens when writers end up in a jamb. Research is key so consequences don’t sneak-up on you.


Silverberry: Who are some of your biggest influences as a writer?


Garret: Every F/SF Author you can possibly name has had some influence on me. To save time I’ve come to stick with the fresh faces I’m reading now: Mark Hodder, Chris Wooding, Daniel Polansky and Mark Lawrence to name a few.


Silverberry: How do you approach crafting a novel?


Garret: Less “craft” more machete. It’s a jungle out there. If/when I outline, I only do so for a chapter or two. Most of my “craft” involves rereading and rereading. Little by little the story becomes clear. The Beginning, Middle and End are always easy, it’s getting from place to place and agreeing with the path traveled that makes it rough going sometimes.


Silverberry: What’s ahead for you?!


Garret: Book Two of The Kingdom Come Series and a collection of Shorts I’m trying to bang out so I can hopefully do something with them. Keep your fingers crossed. With having my first child this year, writing is going to slow down as I learn a new routine.


Synopsis of GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series


After a year of laborious solitude and a conflict brought to the doorstep of his father’s house, Jak, a Southlander of meek circumstance, will come to accept the future isn’t set. Through abilities unnerving to any Areht, against enemies rising in every corner of the planet, he’ll be forced to resolve his destiny as One of Five that can change the world. Such selfless transcendence isn’t easy, nor simply the heroic result of dark revelations shielded from him since childhood now exposed; rather, it’s because of what’s undeniable, even to him. As all great forces collect at the spear’s tip, the truth of his purpose and the price of his existence has a cost and there’s no getting around paying it.


Purchase GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series:




Barnes and Noble




From the Publisher, Black Bed Sheet Books


About Wade Garret:


At 32, Wade Garret is the youngest of three children (the only boy) born in NY, but raised in the southern United States. He’s married to a wonderful woman and has a convict for a dog. When not reading, writing or occasionally drinking at the pub, he can be found researching the latest comics or in the chair of his favorite tattoo shop. Genesis is only the beginning for Mr. Garret’s epic Kingdom Come series.


Follow Wade Garret:


You’ll mostly find Wade on Twitter




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Wade Garret, Author of GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series

Wade Garret, Author of GENESIS: Book One of The Kingdom Come Series

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