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Nov 12

Triumph Over Tragedy Guest Post | Donald J. Bingle

About the author

Best known as the world’s top-ranked player of classic role-playing games for fifteen years, Donald J. Bingle is an oft-published author in the science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, steampunk, romance, and comedy genres, with several published novels (including Net Impact, Forced Conversion and GREENSWORD) and more than thirty-five stories, primarily in DAW themed anthologies and tie-in anthologies, including short fiction in The Crimson Pact, Carnage & Consequences, Imaginary Friends, Fellowship Fantastic, Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies, Time Twisters, Front Lines, Slipstreams, Gamer Fantastic, Transformers Legends, Search for Magic (Dragonlance), If I Were An Evil Overlord, Time-Traveled Tales, Civil War Fantastic, Future Americas, All Hell Breaking Loose, The Dimension Next Door, Sol’s Children, Love & Rockets, and Pandora’s Closet.

Many of Don’s stories are electronically available, individually or in his Writer on Demand TM collections by genre, including “Tales of Gamers and Gaming,” “Tales of Humorous Horror,” “Tales Out of Time”, “Grim, Fair e-Tales,” “Tales of an Altered Past Powered by Romance, Horror, and Steam,” and “Not-So-Heroic Fantasy.”  More collections of stories will be coming soon.

His original stand-alone tale, “Gentlemanly Horrors of Mine Alone,” is available for just 99 cents.

Donald J. Bingle is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, the GenCon Writers Symposium, the Origins Game Fair Library, and the St. Charles Writers Group.

You can find out more about him on his website, Facebook, and Twitter.

How Travel Impacts Writing

Travel can affect your wrting in more ways than you know.  Sure, you get to see the wonders of the world and experience the sounds and smells and tastes and textures of foreign lands and the idiosyncracies of life in different places.  But, more importantly, you get some appreciation of the differences between an American experience:  what it is like to not have the freedom to speak your mind, what worries you have when you don’t haver a police force and judicial system which is for the most part fair and orderly.  You can vicariously experience poverty at a level unheard of here–where people literally do break rocks with a pickaxe in 100 degree plus heat for a living, where picking through garbage is a daily event, where water and shelter and food are not taken for granted.

Your writing can not only be informed by overcoming your own adversities, but by witnessing how others overcome theirs, but still manage a laugh and a smile and a welcoming hand.

Author’s works

First, I’d like to thank Don for taking part in Triumph Over Tragedy. I’d like to point you, dear reader, in the direction of his new book.

You can check out more about Net Impact by clicking this link
, or looking at the video trailer here.

Says Game Knight Reviews about Net Impact: “This is a spy novel that intersects with the world of MMORPGs and combines a set of topics I haven’t seen before. It is a bit of The DaVinci Code with some James Bond and a modern virtual reality spin … I won’t spoil it for you, but there is some international and corporate espionage-style intrigue, family strife, and a fun bit of conspiracy theory. Plus, it’s very well written book and a fun, fast read.” 

Says Geekcentricity.com about Net Impact: “Net Impact was a great read and has completely changed my perspective on spy thrillers.”

 

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