Brian Cary - fantasy author profile
Brian Cary - fantasy author
Brian Cary - fantasy author
My name is Brian Cary. I write entertaining, fantasy adventure novels for smart people. If you love high fantasy, with just a wee bit of snark, my curiously-chronicled tales will positively regale you.
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Brian Cary - fantasy author

Greetings and welcome!

My name is Brian Cary, and I write fantasy adventure novels for smart people. For years, my friends and family have told me to use my imagination and abilities to write entertaining novels. Some people are just really bossy like that.

I’ve spent my whole life immersed in amusing, medieval and magic worlds including Tolkien, D&D, Conan, Harry Potter, dungeon crawler video games (lookin’ at you, Bard’s Tale!), Bruce Campbell movies, and more. I deeply love the genre. (Back nerds! Back!) Like you, I love stories that are epic, quirky, devious, and engaging with characters that are both fascinating and mysterious; therefore, I solemnly pledge never to win a Newbery award.

Instead, I’ve decided to bring my own fantasy world and unique style of story-telling to you. I would describe these stories as epic, high-fantasy, with just a wee bit of snark.

I’ve written an entertaining short novel called “The Wailing Willow’” and for a limited time, I’m giving it away for free! Click here to get The Wailing Willow, FREE! (Amazon, won't let you list a book for free, but it's still under 99¢)

While “The Wailing Willow” is a stand-alone story, it’s also the first part of a much grander and rewarding story called The Tomes of Brynjar – much like The Hobbit was a precursor to The Lord of the Rings. I’m writing The Tomes of Brynjar now, and will be releasing it in, you guessed it, tomes (or volumes). So much fun awaits, so many surprises in store!

Go on this journey with me, what could possibly go wrong? ;) Look at those superlative and admirable rewards, pick your favorite, and venture with me on this fun, entertaining odyssey. You can quit at any time, though I'll do my best to keep things interesting!

Thanks in advance for your support. If at some point you nearly choke on your hot beverage laughing at some part of my story, I’ve done my job. --Brian

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At this point, I have just a few awesome fans - the die-hard believers who were devout supporters before anyone else. At this point, I'll consider getting a gym membership so I don't die of a heart attack before finishing the epic story. Sure, "don't die" is a small goal; but hey, halfling steps!
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the goal
As a starving artist, surviving on Ramen and microwaved peanut-butter spread thinly over discount tortilla-wraps, $200 is a huge accomplishment! Upon reaching this goal, I shall forgo my cherished chisel-and-stone-tablet and purchase a real, non-crippling, ergonomic keyboard and mouse. I may also buy the latest copy of the Internet; I hear that's becoming a thing!
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At this point I'm almost making minimum wage, and I am humbled and thankful that I can write and entertain you! I aim to get professional "audio books" made and get them out on Audible and most of the other major audio-book platforms. An 8 hour book costs about $2500 to get professionally recorded and produced (ouch! I can feel my wallet throbbing!).
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At this point, my family will be able to afford food as I do this full time! Stick those "flavor" packets in your ear, Ramen Noodles! I'm up to minimum wage! Huzzah! When this goal is reached, I will start to believe I've made it as a fantasy author. T-shirts and merch will become available. I will also mail a letter to every lit agent who turned me down for not being preemptively famous and return a patient and mature response to their rejection letters, probably including the words "na-na, na-na, boo-boo."

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