John Daulton started Daulton Books as a Web platform to showcase his original works, which include the number-one Amazon best-selling science fiction/fantasy epic The Galactic Mage and its best-selling sequels Rift in the Races, Hostiles, Alien Arrivals, and Dance of Destinies. In addition, he’s got the first of a prequel series out in Ilbei Spadebreaker and the Harpy’s Wild, as well releasing a contemporary fiction novella titled Auction Yard.
He’s currently editing a sixth book in The Galactic Mage Series as well as being very close to releasing a new non-series novel called Something After All. It is a contemporary fiction work (formerly referred to by the working title Fish Story), but it’s also sort of mystical realism, or maybe contemporary science-mysticism? Hard to categorize it, because it’s actully contemporary literature if you ask him. Readers will have to judge. But he thinks it might be his best work ever. Hopefully others will agree.
John Daulton’s writing is driven by his love of story telling, mainly to entertain and to help people laugh and escape, but he also hopes to inspire something more from time to time, new thoughts or feelings, something meaningful. He’d like his work to have some value for people, for it to be uplifting or do at least some small bit of good. While this last is often associated in certain circles as the realm of only “real” fiction, Daulton feels genre fiction has the same opportunity to been genuine that “real” fiction does. Magic and spaceships do not preclude depth or mandate sentimentality, which is why he writes both traditional fiction and genre-based novels as the mood and the story ideas fit.
John Daulton began writing as a child, fascinated by the life and creatures that surrounded him on his family’s cattle ranch. The ranch was (and still is) a place of beauty, abundant with life and essential elements of earth. It was also a crossroads for culture and diversity, imbuing him with a fixation on character as it manifested in the variety of people who flowed in and out of his experience. Beyond that, he’s got over two decades in sales and marketing adding to his appreciation of humanity, and he’s got both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, focused on creative writing, informing his approach to his work. He is married, with three grown children and one grandchild, and expects to write until he is too old and crotchety to carry it off.
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