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:
- Two Science Fiction Novels.
- One Short-Story Collection.
- Three Poetry Books.
- Two Play-Scripts.
- One Short-Play Collection.
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
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.
So What Do You Want?