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John Payne is the author of the novel collections Apostles of SeraThe Blue Sky Chronicles, and Art of Zafira. Influences for his writing come from literature, gaming, movies, and the various life journeys he has been privileged to experience. Within his works, you may encounter humorous situations, strange creatures, fast-paced action, badass ladies, and sometimes a message or two.

    John’s current storylines belong to the science fiction and fantasy genres. He enjoys the notion of opposites colliding. A possible future could echo the past, a terrifying situation might spawn courage, and a battle-hardened warrior may discover solace. John mixes fantasy with reality, meshes monsters with the mundane, and employs copious quantities of oxymorons in his works.

    Outside of writing, John enjoys 3D printing, product design, and travel.

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