Zachry Wheeler
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1/27/2017:  New novel MAX AND THE MULTIVERSE now available on Amazon and Kindle!

Zachry is a science fiction novelist, compulsive dabbler, and swaggering nerd. He has written professionally for over 15 years with a primary focus of 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 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 events draw closer. Check out my Instagram profile for pictures from past events.

GalaxyFest
February 24-26, 2017 at the Antlers Wyndham Hotel in Colorado Springs

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest
March 25-26, 2017 at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque
* attending as BrewChief

El Paso Comic Con
April 21-23, 2017 at the El Paso Convention Center
* look for my booth in the Artist Alley : A66

StarFest
April 21-23, 2017 at the Marriott and Hilton DTC Convention Hotels in Denver

Phoenix Comicon
May 25-28, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center

Roswell GalactiCon
June 29-July 1, 2017 at the Roswell Mall

Denver Comic Con
June 30-July 2, 2017 at the Colorado Convention Center

Wizard World Albuquerque
July 14-16, 2017 at the Albuquerque Convention Center
* look for my booth in the Artist Alley

Comic-Con International (the OG)
July 20-23, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center

Moriarty Comic Con
August 5, 2017 at the Moriarty Civic Center

Bubonicon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
August 25-27, 2017 at the Albuquerque Marriott Uptown

Colorado Springs Comic Con
August 25-27, 2017 at the Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center

Fort Collins Comic Con
August 26-27, 2017 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center

Las Cruces Comic Con
September TBD, 2017 at the Las Cruces Convention Center

Red River Oktoberfest
October 6-8, 2017 at Brandenburg Park
* attending as BrewChief

Santa Fe Comic Con
October 20-22, 2017 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Tucson Comic Con
November TBD, 2017 at the Tucson Convention Center

Rocky Mountain Con
November TBD, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center

Albuquerque Comic Con
January TBD, 2018 at the Albuquerque Convention Center

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.