Austin  Briggs

Qussay ...
145 books | 197 friends

Mady Joshi
89 books | 4,995 friends

Zena Sh...
189 books | 1,435 friends

Steven ...
596 books | 186 friends

Vicky
1,559 books | 4,259 friends

Melissa...
236 books | 5,001 friends

Julie
5,452 books | 2,739 friends

Harry R...
191 books | 1,554 friends

More friends…

Austin Briggs

Goodreads Author


Twitter

Genre

Member Since
July 2011


My name’s Austin Briggs. I’ve spent over 10 years researching the history of the Aztec Empire and the Spanish Conquest with a dream of creating a historical fiction series that would fascinate readers who like a good history-based tale. I even went so far as to experience some of the magical rites of the ancient Mexica myself.

I’ve always been obsessed with learning about other cultures; in addition to my time in the lands that were once occupied by the Aztec peoples, I’ve also lived in Russia, Japan, England, Switzerland, Cambodia, Lithuania, and Uzbekistan.

I’ve been a soldier in the Russian army, an officer in the United Nations, and a global manager of a Fortune 10 company. I’ve been both a local and an outsider, a member of the majority
...more

Average rating: 3.84 · 127 ratings · 58 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Five Dances with Death: Dan...

3.67 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How to Build a Powerful Wri...

4.09 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Question of Obsession

by
3.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Under the Cuban Sun

by
4.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
Die If You Lie

by
3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tommy Hopps and the Aztecs

by
4.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Austin Briggs…

October 2013 Flash Contest Winners

Hi folks,


 


It’s time to announce the winners for our October contest. I’ve had some time to think, and to change my mind several times over. Nothing new here, haha. I loved every single story selected for posting, and choosing the winner was pretty difficult this month.


 


So, let’s get to it, then :)


 


1. The overall winner ($55) — for the best story in Austin’s opinion — is “Pragmatic” by Michael Se...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on November 12, 2013 06:16
A Question of Obsession Die If You Lie
(2 books)
by
3.73 avg rating — 26 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Austin’s Recent Updates

Austin Briggs is now friends with Roberta
Foundling Witch by Vic Connor
"Max Candee brings us another great story with "Diary of Anna the Girl Witch 1: Foundling Witch" and although the book is mainly for middle grade children, I found it very entertaining for all ages.

The book, which is the first in the series, center..." Read more of this review »
Foundling Witch by Vic Connor
"Fancifully fabricated with fiction, adventure and drama Max Candee’s ‘Diary of Anna the Girl Witch’ is a story full of twists and turns. It is not often that I pick up a fiction book which leaves me craving for more. What makes the book a favorite..." Read more of this review »
Austin Briggs and 1 other person liked Vicky’s status update
Austin Briggs rated a book it was amazing
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Rate this book
Clear rating
Austin Briggs rated a book it was amazing
Planet Pluto by Max Candee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Austin Briggs rated a book it was amazing
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Austin Briggs rated a book it was amazing
Out of This World by Max Candee
Out of This World
by Max Candee (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Austin Briggs rated a book it was amazing
T. Rex by Max Candee
Rate this book
Clear rating
Austin Briggs rated a book it was amazing
Fear of Heights by Max Candee
Fear of Heights
by Max Candee (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Austin's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Historical Fictio...: Latin American History through Novels 8 75 Jul 02, 2012 01:42AM  
Around the World ...: Mexico 35 717 Jun 22, 2019 05:29PM  
Mark Twain
“Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain

Abraham Lincoln
“Every man's happiness is his own responsibility.”
Abraham Lincoln

Lucille Ball
“I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven't.”
Lucille Ball

Herbert Bayard Swope
“I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
Herbert Bayard Swope

William Shakespeare
“Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

36506 Indie Book Collective — 2974 members — last activity 17 hours, 47 min ago
A group of indie authors, helping each other out and bringing new books to the world
53412 Historical Info for Historical Fiction Readers — 1557 members — last activity Sep 17, 2019 06:59AM
Information about eras past in different parts of the world. Help for readers who may feel lost in an unfamiliar historical setting, may not understan ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 97625 members — last activity 32 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 6856 members — last activity 9 hours, 59 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!- from current fiction, thrille ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 30184 members — last activity 2 hours, 44 min ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
22454 Historical Fictionistas — 10613 members — last activity 51 minutes ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
52937 Around the World in 80 Books — 18699 members — last activity 53 minutes ago
Reading takes you places. Where in the world will your next book take you? If you love world literature, translated works, travel writing, or explorin ...more
1722 A Song of Ice & Fire Fans — 5582 members — last activity Sep 13, 2019 09:29PM
For fan discussion of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice & Fire series. Occasionally referred to by the first book of the series, A Game of Thrones.
99986 Modern Good Reads — 6336 members — last activity Sep 14, 2019 03:30PM
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
25x33 Flash Fiction — 310 members — last activity Nov 21, 2018 05:55PM
Flash is a short-short story characterized by brevity and intensity of the language. It borderlines poetry and some people call it “prose poem.” Howev ...more
More of Austin’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-4)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Austin Briggs Sara wrote: "Austin, thanks for the friendship, your book sounds intriguing."

Thanks, Sara! I appreciate your friendship, too.


message 3: by Sara

Sara Lowe Austin, thanks for the friendship, your book sounds intriguing.


Austin Briggs Hi Stuart,

Thanks for your note - just received Epiphany, looking forward to it (will read after finishing the 2 books I've committed to).

I've read some reviews, looks like Epiphany will be quite an emotional roller-coaster. Russia, Africa, US... all sounds very exciting. And you created an Aztec jewelry line? That's some diverse talents! :)

Austin.


Stuart Land Austin, you've lived a lot of lives and are still going strong. I like that. Your book on my TBR list. I created a line of Aztec jewelry once, so I'm at least familiar with the art. Thanks again for requesting Epiphany. Did you know one of the characters is Russian?


back to top