About Me

Havoc Chronicles author Brant Williams

If you are reading this, you most likely already know that I wrote the Havoc Chronicles and Seam Warden series. At this point you have already learned the single most interesting fact about me, and everything from here on out will be a disappointment. Read on at your own risk!

I am the son of two English majors and grew up on a steady diet of books. <Insert joke about lots of fiber in my diet here.> My dad read to us every night, even when we were old enough that we could read the books on our own. We went through a big chunk of the Newberry award books, the Chronicles of Narnia, and would have read all the Harry Potter books except that they hadn’t been written yet.

I was born in Germany while my dad was in the army. He downplayed what he did there, but I’ve recently discovered that he was a spy in Berlin during the cold war. How cool is that? I’m the son of a spy!

I’ve been an avid reader and writer for most of my life. I wrote quite a few short stories in high school, most of which are too horrible to ever see the light of day. I made several attempts at writing a novel in college, but I never got very far. I started getting more serious about writing after I graduated with a Masters degree in Organizational Behavior and didn’t have the ghostly specter of Undone Homework hovering over me giving me disapproving looks every time I started to write.

I wrote two novels before publishing Threads That Bind, both of which were middle grade books aimed at boys. I may go back through and edit one of them and release it on the Kindle store in the future.

In 2007 I went to Orson Scott Card’s Writers Boot camp. It was there that I gained the confidence I needed to press forward with my writing, and where I got the initial idea that became Threads That Bind.

While I would love to be writing full-time eventually, right now it is a part time gig for me.  I pay my bills by working in corporate development and training. It’s a pretty sweet deal, and I like what I do. That being said, I still aspire to make a living with a job that lets me sleep in and work from home in sweats.

I have six beautiful children who keep my on my toes, but also keep me young at heart.

If you want to read an interview my sister-in-law did with me on her blog, click here. I think she has a bright future in investigative journalism.

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8 Responses to About Me

  1. Natalie says:

    What a great picture!

  2. bonnie prestin says:

    Can we get the books in paperback now or just on Kindle? I’m thinking about getting a set for my kids’ school.

    • Brant says:

      Bonnie – Threads That Bind and Unbound are currently out in paperback. You can order them from Amazon. I haven’t yet gotten Bonds That Break out yet. I found some typos that slipped through the editing process, and I am going over the manuscript again to clean them up. Once I have done that, I will fix the Kindle version and release the paperback version. I hope to have that done sometime in the next month.

  3. Rachael G says:

    I’m about a third of the way into the 3rd book, Amy and Madison have met up again and now she and Rhys are off to (SPOILER). It’s just been mentioned that Margil and Thuanar are free-we know Thuanar got away after (SPOILER) but when did (SPOILER) get free? I don’t remember that happening!

    • Brant says:

      Rachael – Sorry, I had to do a bit of editing on your comment. There were too many spoilers, and I don’t want to ruin the surprise for new readers who are looking around here. I will send you an email to the address you used to post his and answer your question there. Thanks!

  4. Paul Gilliam says:

    I love reading good stories, especially ones set in places I know. The scene at multnoma falls was great fun. I am guessing that Madison lived in Camus or some other small town in Clark County near Vancover.. Am I right? I also got a kick out of the Shanghai tunnels.. I have taken the tour a couple of times. But what happens to the second largest beaten copper statue is a shame!

    • Brant says:

      Paul – You know your Portland/Vancouver area quite well. I was thinking more along the lines of Ridgefield or Battleground, but Camas would work as well. I wanted it in the general area but I planned to take some liberties with the town layout. I loved the Shanghai tunnels, as well. As soon as I heard of them, I knew I wanted to have a scene set there. Everything tied together nicely with Josiah’s background. It was a shame what happened to Portlandia, but I had written myself into a corner and had to figure out a way for Josiah to contact Madison without a cell phone. You can blame my wife for that one since it was her suggestion. 🙂

      While it didn’t make it into the book, I imagined that the incident was enough to bring Portlandia back to media attention. There was a public outpouring of support for the statue and a massive fundraiser generated enough money to repair it. Having almost lost the statue, people took up the cause and petitioned to move it to a more prominent location where it could become a visible symbol of the city.

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