Meet Gregory D. Little

Capt Wyvern is super excited to introduce Gregory D. Little, our newest author crew member and our first to fly the science fiction flag.

We asked Greg a few questions so y’all have a chance to learn more about him in order to make room on your library shelf for his awesomeness.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Late in middle school I discovered Star Wars Expanded Universe books. I’d been a reader and lover of science fiction and fantasy before then, but the Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn and the Jedi Academy trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson really opened the floodgates. Not long after, a friend and I started writing our own Star Wars book in a three-ring binder. We took turns on chapters, which devolved quickly into each of us trying to write the other into a corner that would be impossible to get out of. It engaged my imagination in a way I’d never thought possible, and I knew then I loved writing.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

At heart, all my stories are mysteries, but not necessarily “whodunnit” style mysteries. It’s more that I like to write stories where Nothing Is as It Seems, and deeply held beliefs about the mysterious nature of the world are upended for the characters at some point along the way.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

Definitely a spider. Writing is a lot like spinning a web to snare unwary readers in your trap, only with a less violent end-state. Unless you count emotional violence inflicted upon the reader. Sorry, reader. But also not sorry.

What have you written?

I’m currently wrapping up the fourth and final volume of my indie-published epic fantasy series Unwilling Souls about a hollow world where the souls of the dead power a magical industrial revolution, society is on the brink of violent strife, imprisoned gods yearn to be freed, and only the daughter of star-crossed lovers-turned-enemies dares to stand in their way. For Cursed Dragon Ship, I’ll be debuting The Last Humans, a science fiction horror conspiracy thriller (all the genres! ALL) and the first book in a new series. It’s one of my favorite things I’ve ever written, and I’m absolutely thrilled it’s found a home. I’ve also had a number of short stories published in various e-zines and anthologies.

Enough about you! What is The Last Humans about, anyway?

It’s about humanity’s last city, under constant siege by the monstrous alien revenants that have scoured the rest of the planet (think A Quiet Place meets Attack on Titan). It’s about a newly elected city councilwoman battling the alien threat outside the city’s walls, a conspiracy within, and her own personal demons as she tries to balance duty, justice, and revenge.

Greg’s The Last Humans launches in April 2022.

Until next time, read more books!