9/15/2017 : Latest on the TRANSIENT movie in development with Voltage Pictures (The Hurt Locker, Dallas Buyers Club). Executive Producer releases official LookBook with casting and further detail!
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Zachry Wheeler is a science fiction novelist, compulsive dabbler, and swaggering nerd. He has written professionally for over 15 years with a focus on technical and online content. His portfolio includes over a thousand articles on various topics (using the alias Chops). Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he is an active board member of SouthWest Writers.

And now for some mildly interesting trivia. He has a BSBA degree in Computer Information Systems and works as a Web Applications Developer. He owns and operates several online ventures, including BrewChief.com and The Herrington Post. He is an ardent follower of the English Premier League and supports Manchester United. He also works as an extra at Albuquerque Studios, having played minor roles on Better Call Saul and Preacher (check out his IMDb page). He has fronted several rock bands and released four albums (check out The Mayhematic and Sydewynder).

MAX AND THE MULTIVERSE

Young Adult Science Fiction
Publish Date: 1/27/2017
Purchase on: Amazon, Kindle

Max is a teenage gamer with an exceptionally dull life. That is, until a bizarre accident leaves him with the ability to shift between parallel universes, but only when he falls asleep. Every time he wakes, he confronts a distressing new reality, be it talking cats or '80s pop culture.

But then one day he awakes to a hyper-advanced version of Earth where humans have colonized space. Determined to escape his mundane existence, Max and his cyborg cat venture into the black, only to entangle themselves in an intergalactic conflict.

A ruthless criminal overlord, a corrupt planetary system, an ornery walrus, a secret society of super nerds, and a pair of plucky orange lesbians round out this crazy, clumsy adventure.

MAX AND THE MULTIVERSE is a young adult science fiction novel. The story will appeal to fans of quirky space adventures such as Martin Leicht and Isla Neal's MOTHERSHIP and Douglas Adams's THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.

 
TRANSIENT

Young Adult Science Fiction
Publish Date: 11/1/2016
Purchase on: Amazon, Kindle

The year is 2578 and immortals control the world. Brutal wars and endless genocide have reduced mankind to a handful of mountain tribes. In order to survive, humans infiltrate the eternal society as transient spies, hoping to uncover a means to regain control of the planet.

Jonas is a young transient deep undercover in downtown Seattle. He lives underground, works at night, and drinks his daily blood rations, just like any normal eternal. He is a model spy, but also an apostate among extremists, torn between ideologies (as well as lovers) from either side.

Allegiances are strained to the breaking point when Jonas bears witness to a violent death that rocks the eternal civilization to its core.

TRANSIENT is a young adult science fiction novel. The story will appeal to fans of post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction such as Suzanne Collins's THE HUNGER GAMES and James Dashner's THE MAZE RUNNER.

I do love a good nerd fest, so look for me at the following events. Some may overlap and schedules may conflict, but I'll confirm via social media as dates draw closer. Check out my Instagram profile for pictures from past events.

Rocky Mountain Con
September 29-October 1, 2017 : Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center : CO

Meet the Authors (lecture series)
October 18, 2017 : University of New Mexico : NM
(question and answer session with UNM students)

Santa Fe Comic Con
October 20-22, 2017 : Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino : NM
(look for my booth in the Artist Alley : #51)

MileHiCon
October 27-29, 2017 : Hyatt Regency Hotel Denver : CO

Tucson Comic Con
November 3-5, 2017 : Tucson Convention Center : AZ
(look for me at the Sci-Fi Roundtable vendor booth)

TusCon
November 10-12, 2017 : Radisson Hotel Tucson Airport : AZ

Albuquerque Comic Con
January 12-14, 2018 : Albuquerque Convention Center : NM
(look for my booth in the Artist Alley : #593)

GalaxyFest
February 9-11, 2018 : Antlers Wyndham Hotel in Colorado Springs : CO

Lubbock-Con
February 24-25, 2018 : Lubbock Memorial Civic Center : TX

Permian Basin Comic Con
March 16-18, 2018 : Midland County Horseshoe Arena : TX

LepreCon / Phoenix Science Fiction and Fantasy Art Expo
March 16-18, 2018 : The Unexpected Art Gallery in Phoenix : AZ

El Paso Comic Con
April 13-15, 2018 : El Paso Convention Center : TX

Yellow City Comic Con
April 13-15, 2018 : Amarillo Civic Center : TX

StarFest
April TBD, 2018 : Marriott and Hilton DTC Convention Hotels in Denver : CO

Duke City Comic Con
May TBD, 2018 : Embassy Suites in Albuquerque : NM

Phoenix Comicon
May 24-27, 2018 : Phoenix Convention Center : AZ
(look for my booth in the Exhibitor Hall)

Denver Comic Con
June 15-17, 2018 : Colorado Convention Center : CO

WesterCon
July 4-8, 2018 : The Hyatt Regency in Denver : CO

Roswell GalactiCon
July TBD, 2018 : Roswell Mall : NM

Comic-Con International (the OG)
July 19-22, 2018 : San Diego Convention Center : CA

Moriarty Mini Con
August TBD, 2018 : Moriarty Civic Center : NM

Bubonicon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
August TBD, 2018 : Albuquerque Marriott Uptown : NM

Las Cruces Comic Con
August TBD, 2018 : Las Cruces Convention Center : NM

Colorado Springs Comic Con
August TBD, 2018 : Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center : CO

Fort Collins Comic Con
August TBD, 2018 : Northside Aztlan Community Center : CO

Hub City Comic Con
September TBD, 2018 : Lubbock Memorial Civic Center : TX

Salt Lake Comic Con
September 6-8, 2018 : Salt Palace Convention Center : UT
(look for my booth in the Artist Alley)

6/1/2017 : Voltage Pictures approves development of the TRANSIENT film.

3/30/2017 : TRANSIENT gets optioned for a movie.

1/27/2017 : Second novel MAX AND THE MULTIVERSE released.

11/1/2016 : Debut novel TRANSIENT released.

The easiest way to get ahold of me is through social media. I stick to the classics (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). That's where I announce all of my happenings and such. So, you know, follow me 'n stuff. If you want to ask me an author-specific question, you can do so over at Goodreads. And if you need to send me a direct message, feel free to do so via my Contributor Admin site.