About the Author

I grew up playing Final Fantasy and watching Power Rangers. Then one day I sat down to watch a programing block called "Toonami" and my life was never the same. It exposed me to Anime and later inspired me to write my first fanfic. That lead to fanfiction.net and more writing. One night I thought, 'I'll write my own story from scratch. I'll be a published author.' The next day I began the first chapter of what would become my debut novel, "A Mage's Power".

The series takes place on a world called "Tariatla". There monsters are a fact of life and magic is a widely practiced  skill known as 'magecraft'.  My goal was to deconstruct the fantasy worlds that existed in the video games I played as a child ( and for which I am eternally in artistic debt to Square Soft/Enix for their wonderful titles.) I wanted to create a world that a reader could accept as a 'real world with magic' instead of a 'magical world'.

I am very much into world building and figuring out exactly how a 'real life' magic system would work or how monsters could exist and how a human society would cope with them. In fact, I took a two month long break from writing "A Mage's Power" to work out precisely these details. It is my personal motto that 'worlds exist in details' and I want mine to be fully formed and vivid in the reader's mind.

As you can tell by now, I prefer fantasy stories with science fiction a close second. I've tried to write realistic fiction in the past but it always mutates into fantasy during conception. This is my territory and I'm happy here.

6 comments:

  1. Ok just a recommendation. Create a facebook page. Then people like me can like your page and get your name out and your books out there. Also I plan on making a review on Amazon. Keep on keeping on.

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    1. Page created. Thanks for the push to finally get it done and for the review.

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  2. eBook review request - Fancy Pants Poetry

    Hello Brian, I found your blog on BookTweetingService. I'm promoting my eBook titled Fancy Pants Poetry. Would you consider reviewing it?

    Cover IMG: http://i.imgur.com/nYupU3z.jpg
    Cover by: Samantha Scafidi

    The poetry you'll meet in this collection will be biting, defensive, cynical and sarcastic. Dark humour is used to elaborate upon bleak life outlooks. At many times the spirit in these poems are rooted in antonymous rebellion. All that said, the reader will also encounter various instances synonymous with the proverbial "light at the end of tunnel".

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23642813-fancy-pants-poetry
    50 pgs
    Dec 1 2014
    978-0-9936659-3-6



    Agostino Scafidi. Montreal, Canada.
    http://www.facebook.com/AgostinoScafidiAuthor

    For readers to purchase my eBook:
    http://agostinoscafidi.bigcartel.com
    My eBooks come in mobi, epub, pdf, doc w/ cover.

    To download Fancy Pants Poetry for your review:
    Send me an email agostinoscafidi at gmail dot com

    Sample for you and your readers:
    http://thehermitrant.blogspot.ca/2014/12/new-ebook-fancy-pants-poetry.html


    Thank you for your time!
    _Agostino

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    1. Thank you for the extended and polite query post. However, cynical poetry is not my thing. Good luck with your future writing.

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  3. I saw your post on Google regarding wanting to be part of a blog tour...did I understand that correctly? I don't have a tour, but I have an Indie author I am doing a giveaway for that I would love to have another blog post, also. The author is Alan Black. My blog is http://tometender.blogspot.com/ The post runs two weeks, starts Monday, Nov 16.

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    1. Stinkerbw@Hotmail.com

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