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About Drew Avera
He was born and raised in rural Mississippi and grew up with a deep affection for comic books and science fiction movies and television shows. At one point he boasted a comic book collection with more than 1,000 issues. His love for comics inspired him to pursue a career as a comic book artist, but an injury to his hand ended that dream permanently.
Still, he was inspired to create in one medium or the other. He picked up a guitar at fifteen years old and began writing songs almost immediately. That "obsession" as his parents called it put him on the path to rock stardom...in his bedroom.
It was when he turned sixteen and bought the novel "What Savage Beast" by Peter David (The Incredible Hulk) that he caught the bug to be a writer. Unfortunately, it would not come to fruition until fourteen years later.
Drew enlisted in the US Navy as an Aviation Electricians Mate at seventeen years old. He served twenty years and deployed on four combat deployments to the Persian Gulf. During those deployments he would spend his free time reading books. He loved reading books in a series and that inspired his foray into becoming a fiction author.
In November 2012, at the age of thirty, Drew began his journey as an author by participating in national Novel Writing Month (NANoWriMo). He published his first book in March of 2013 and the rest, as they say, is history. With more than twenty books published in the space opera, military science fiction, cyberpunk, and dystopian genres, he has built a backlog with something for everyone who enjoys science fiction adventures.
With his career in the Navy at an end, and on the cusp of a new career, Dew is focusing his efforts on building upon what he learned in seven years of publishing. He has a new space opera series launching in Summer 2020 as a celebration of his retirement from service. But that's not all! He will write and publish a crime thriller series later in the year with his pen name Dan Blake.
The best is yet to come!
To learn more about Drew and his books, visit www.drewavera.com.
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Serus is a killer. As a policeman he was recruited to be a weapon at the Martian government's disposal. Brainwashed into compliance, he’s lost the life he once had, but his memories remain. When a hit is placed on his sister's life, Serus is faced with the dark reality that in order to save Kara, he must go rogue and doing so will put both of their lives in danger. Forced into an unlikely alliance to save Kara, Serus discovers a truth that could bring Mars to its knees, but what if it's too late?
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After returning to Mars, Serus discovers that things aren’t quite the way they were when they left almost two years before. Thanks to their efforts, the answer to Mar’s salvation has been safely delivered, but bad news travels fast. Serus learns that Harris has been abducted and Midican has been destroyed. Knowing what is at stake, he vows to return and save his friend before his enemies can take another life of someone he cares about.
With a renewed sense of justice, Serus and his friends must return to Earth to finish what they started; to stop The Syndicate once and for all.
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Orbital Decay (Prequel)
From the author of Dead Planet: Exodus and 2103: The Fall of America, Hellfire is a Military Science Fiction Short Story. How far will our government go to maintain peace, when to secure peace you must prepare for war?
Nate is a test pilot for the United States Army. Actually, he is the best damned test pilot period, even with the headaches. The United States is developing a new kind of piloted war machine with the help of Franklin Industries and they have secured some of the most high tech, abrasive equipment on the planet. Does it work? According to the test pilot, it works like a champ. If that's the case, then why is everything shrouded in mystery at the end of Nate's test flight? Furthermore, why does Nate suffer such horrific migraines? Read here to find out!
VERITY is the second book in The Dead Planet Series
Twenty-five hundred years in the future humans have colonized Mars. The advancements in technology have taken humanity to a new world, but in that new society the problems of old have once again taken root. Corruption and murder are on the rise, but not from lowlifes on the streets. The real threat to civilization lies in the one world governing entity known as The Syndicate.
Armed with money and power, The Syndicate rules with an iron fist. Their form of government has brought forth an era of humanity that has surpassed every empire in human history, but behind that veil of wealth is The Agency; an organization of Policemen who do anything except protect and serve.
Against incredible odds, Serus Blackwell, a Policeman within The Agency, is determined to save humanity from a horrible truth discovered by his sister Kara. In the crosshairs of The Syndicate, Serus fights to save the only member of his family he has left–and in the process, might end up saving himself.
After arriving on planet Earth, Serus and Kara are taken prisoner by a local group of soldiers. Knowing that The Syndicate will do anything to stay in power, Serus forms an unlikely alliance in order to stop The Syndicate from taking control of Earth and hope to find the answers they need in order to save the people on Mars. But it may be too late!
If you love fast-paced science fiction then take a peek inside a world controlled by The Syndicate. The future is darker than you think…
Questions with the author
Why did you want to become a writer?
I grew up reading comic books and hated novels. I felt they took too long to read and didn't stimulate my imagination the way comics did. I got into comic books because I loved Batman The Animated Series and the X-Men cartoon from the 1990's. When I was sixteen I found a book by Peter David called "The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast" and that changed everything. It was the first book I bought, paid for with lunch money I squandered.
What is it about science fiction that appeals to you?
There is a certain type of story that can only be seen through the filter of science fiction. The characters can all be the same as the literary counterparts, certain elements in the plot can carry over, but in science fiction there is an underlying thread to the story that appeals to me. It doesn't matter if it's a space adventure like Star Trek, or a dystopian series like the Hunger Games, the thread I recognize is like a heart beat. It makes the story more alive and interesting. That's something I hope I can create with my own stories. I want people to see the thread woven into it as if it were its own character.
What is on your kindle right now?
I've got a lot of stuff on my kindle actually. I've recently downloaded some Batman comic books which is weird to read on a tablet, but it's cool because it's always in mint condition lol. I also have the Silo Saga by Hugh Howey, The Beam by Sean Platt and Johnny B Truant, and some nonfiction book marketing books by Joanna Penn and Nick Stephenson.
If you could recommend any book, other than your own, which would it be?
Man, my favorite book changes a lot since there's so much cool stuff out there. I think today I would suggest Enders Game by Orson Scott Card. The book is pretty good, I still need to see the movie, though. I've been slacking lol.
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