John David Buchanan
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I'm a fan of historical fiction and science fiction. In San Antonio, Texas, where I grew up, I played sports, watched science fiction shows on TV, and played the drums in a garage band. I also read every biography in the library during fifth grade. Although I was a mediocre high school student, I managed to get into college at Southwest Texas State University, where I earned a Masters Degree in Biology. The degree was instrumental in starting my career as an environmental specialist. After working for the State of Texas and two consulting companies I started my own small business, Buchanan Environmental Associates. Along the way I picked up a guitar, learned some blues licks and ultimately co-founded a Pink Floyd cover band as the lead guitar player. Reading J. K. Rowling's entire series of Harry Potter books with my daughter started a two-year creative journey resulting in my first book, Jump Starting the Universe. Although I jumped ahead and wrote an ending to the book when it was only half finished, that ending went unused. "The characters just didn't want to go that direction." Since then, I've completed books two and three of the Sci-fi series; the Edge of Nothing and Everything, and World Eaters. I've been to London several times and thought it would be a perfect setting for my first historical fiction novel. 1800s London was an interesting time period, with all the grisly issues of that day. The Obsession of Doctor Pendergrass was conceived to tell the story of a protagonist who loathed the horrific criminal activity in London, and decide to do something about it. The story line weaves through plenty of historical facts and then gives a unique twist to one of the most infamous criminals of that day. If you trace Pendergrass' travels about London, you'll need a good set of maps; many of the roads he travelled are no longer there. Try The Map of London, 1868, by Edward Weller - http://london1868.com/weller65.htm If you have comments or questions about my books, or would like to ask a question, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website - www.jumpstartingtheuniverse.com. You can also reach out to my twitter page at @jdbuchanan1 or find me at JSUniverse on Facebook. Thanks for visiting my author page. I hope you enjoy the books, and please post a book review on your favorite book source; it's the life blood of an indie author. Much Grass, John David BuchananRead more Read less
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