Hi, my name is S.C. Barrus.
I’m an author/publisher who writes strange and thrilling literary adventures. It’s nice to meet you. I live in the Pacific Northwest which is an area I love. I take advantage of the hiking and trails when I can, but most of my free time is spent writing. I’ve been seriously writing since 2011 when i began publishing short stories and poems in small literary journals while figuring out blogging and the whole internet writing arena. Since then I’ve found a nice balance of getting paid to write for other people while writing my own novels.
In 2013 I began to explore self publishing with my (now free) short story Midway Between Heaven and Hell. I had a novel in the works and knew that the world of self publishing was more complex than many people let on. Might as well get my feet wet with a short story before delving in face first with my debut novel. At the end of 2014 I founded my own publishing company called Away & Away Publishing. Our first project? My debut novel, Discovering Aberration. More on that below.
A little more about Discovering Aberration
Discovering Aberration has gone through quite a journey so far. It began as a strange dream which eventually evolved into a full fledged novel. After 2 years of writing, I decided to pursue self publishing rather than go through the traditional publishing route. I entered self publishing with a goal: keep my standards equal to or higher than a traditional publishing house. To meet this goal for Discovering Aberration I needed funding. I ran a kickstarter campaign and after that grueling month was over I had raised $3,700 I needed to afford editing and design. Now, Discovering Aberration is moving through the publishing cycle. This is a multifaceted process involving more than 100 people including Kickstarter supporters, beta readers, designers, a developmental editor and a copy/line editor. All of this will culminate in January 2014 when Discovering Aberration is released to the published through all the major online outlets. But if you want to get it at a reduced price you can pre-order it today!
Find me around the internet.
People Talking About Me
Guest Posts & Interviews
- The Cult of Me – Guest Author Interview with S.C. Barrus
- Steampunk Traveler - Discovering Aberration – Interview and feature
- Nerds-Feather – A Second Golden Age of Isometric RPG’s is Upon Us
- Dribble of Ink - “3000 years of Adventure – From Enlightenment to Entertainment”
- Adam Callaway’s Sensawunda – “Delaying Action to Build Tension”
- Golden Pen – Passion of the Aspiring Novelist
The following links were part of my kickstarter promotional campaign I undertook to raise the funds I needed to publish Discovering Aberration.
- DES Richard Interview’s S.C. Barrus
- Zachary Bonneli Interview’s S.C. Barrus
- Not-So-Literary-Heiresses - S.C. Barrus on Choosing Independence
- Bridges Burning – Discovering Aberration Part 1 | Part 2
- The Examiner - Unearth “Discovering Aberration” on Kickstarter (Interview): Part 1 | Part 2
- My Book Musings - 8Qs with S.C. Barrus – author of Discovering Aberration