I write science-fiction, romance and fantasy stories for adults, young adults and middle-grade readers. I’m a a fan of great fiction that stretches the imagination, probes the depths of the human condition, or otherwise illuminates the unknown or misunderstood. Aside from my devotion as a reader and writer to the truth and breadth of fiction, I’m also a complex-litigation attorney, a former high-school math and computer-science teacher, Vice President of the local NAMI affiliate (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a husband, father, grandfather and a awe struck observer to (and participant in) this wonderful universe that is both crushingly clear and maddeningly mystifying.
J. C. Conway
My debut novel, Hearts in Ruin, a contemporary romance, was published May 2014 by Liquid Silver Books. In 2012 I was honored as the grand prize winner in the Yosemite Romance Writers Smooch contest for a first-kiss scene in an unpublished science-fiction/romance work in progress. I was also further honored as the 2014 runner up in the same contest for an earlier, unpublished draft of the first-kiss scene in what became my debut novel. I also have several nearly-completed novel manuscripts, one polished-and-ready young-teen science-fiction adventure manuscript presently seeking a publishing home, and endless works in different stages of development.
We’re all different. For me, my passion for writing started in grade school when my teacher gave assignments to write whatever I wanted to write about. Whatever I wanted! At the time, that was a very easy call. It was, in no particular order, dinosaurs, robots, giant insects, mass destruction, army heroes and alien invaders. Other than the addition of tense, internal conflict and intractable dilemmas, things haven’t really changed all that much.
I love variety in stories and personalities. I like books that are meaningful and accessible, so that’s what I try to write. I appreciate people's time and do not try to waste it with my stories. I hope everyone finds something in what I write. If nothing else, you learn a little bit about me that can be found no other way.