Hi people who make Mass Effect Stuff, (Bioware, Titan Books, Dark Horse, EA)
I’m James Wylder. I’m the author of two science fiction novels, and seven other books. I’m also a huge Mass Effect Andromeda fan. With the news that ME:A will be receiving no further single player content, the story continuing in novels and comics, I want to be a part of that storytelling. Mass Effect has been on the list of dream properties for me to write for since its inception, but ME:A connected wit me on a personal level no entry in the series has before. With the opportunity to write official tales in the Andromeda Galaxy perhaps coming to a close as you figure out where to take the franchise next, this post is my Hail Mary Pass to be a part of the Andromeda story.
While I am not a well known author, and a post like this isn't the usual discovery method for new talent, I hope this post will convince you that I am a good candidate to help craft part of the upcoming stories that will continue ME:A's tales.
My professional credentials:
I am the Author of Nine Books:
My work has been featured in several journals and publications, including a recent story in "World Unknown Review".
I have completed work on a licensed a tie-in novella for a gaming property that is awaiting release.
I have toured to promote my work in 2 countries, 10 states, and 23 cities at numerous conventions and bookstores.
My work has been covered by the New York Daily News, the Elkhart Truth, and Barebones Entertainment.
My most popular work is an episode guide to the TV show Doctor Who, entirely written in the form of poetry.
References and example work can be provided upon request.
Existing Setting Knowledge and Fandom
As a long-time fan of the Mass Effect series, I am already familiar with the lore and setting, and would be able to jump into work quickly without the need to familiarize myself with the universe.
Mass Effect has been a passion of mine for years. I've made and kept friends through these games and stories, and its a universe I've written about before.
ME:A captured my imagination immediately: the game's focus on exploration and discovery enraptured me, and its exploration of difficult themes such as making reparations for colonialism were powerful. The characters are already beloved (PeeBee and Drack are my favorites), and I'm exited to see where the Andromeda Galaxy goes from here.
Since I've already completed some licensed intellectual property work, I am familiar with the process and expectations. While I'm a fan of Mass Effect, I am also a professional freelance writer and will work within all requirements.
So What Do You Want?
I want to be a part of crafting the next part of a story that deeply moved me, while I have the chance. Whether that's a novel, a comic, a short story, or something else.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I wish you the best of luck in telling the rest of Mass Effect Andromeda's story.
Poet, Playwright, Game Designer, Writer, Freelancer for hire.