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Keith Soares

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Keith Soares is an independent author of novels and short stories, including The Oasis of Filth series and the John Black series.

By day, Keith runs an interactive game, web, and app development agency. But by night, his imagination runs wild. A fan of authors such as Stephen King, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Brandon Sanderson, Justin Cronin, and Andy Weir, Keith writes stories of science fiction, the apocalypse, fantasy, revenge, and horror. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two daughters, who are all avid readers.

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Keith Soares The best thing about being a writer is having someone say they really felt your story come alive. I've had people say they almost felt as if my…moreThe best thing about being a writer is having someone say they really felt your story come alive. I've had people say they almost felt as if my characters had become their friends during the course of reading. That's pretty remarkable. And in my stories, people die from time to time. To have a reader tell you not only that they cared about your characters, but they were truly saddened when a character died... Well, I don't feel good about upsetting readers with a death, but it is amazing to hear the impact on people's feelings.(less)
Keith Soares A few things. I have a new fantasy saga called White Fire. For anyone who has read my collection The Fingers of the Colossus, White Fire is the…moreA few things. I have a new fantasy saga called White Fire. For anyone who has read my collection The Fingers of the Colossus, White Fire is the continuation of the tale of Huldrych the almost-mage from the short story "Black Fire." I have a couple other novels planned as well. And, if that wasn't enough, I've begun my first collaborative novel, which is very exciting. Bouncing ideas back and forth is a fun and creative way to develop a story.(less)
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Is There a “Little C”?

Tomorrow morning, I’m going in for some minor outpatient surgery, to remove a spot of basal cell carcinoma from the top of my head.

Now, I chose the words of that sentence pretty carefully. “Minor,” “outpatient,” even “carcinoma.” Because, yes, “carcinoma” means “cancer.” The “Big C” as it is sometimes called. But I’m not trying to be dramatic. I am literally having a minor outpatient procedure, whi...

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The Oasis of Filth (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: From its seemingly innocuous beginning, The Oasis of Filth is the chronicle of the outbreak of a mysterious disease that ravages mankind. The story is told by a doctor in suburban Maryland who is on the front lines of discovering the disease, but finds himself quickly overwhelmed by a world that collapses into paranoia, fear and loneliness. He makes an unexpected connection to Rosa, a beautiful woman half his age with an inquisitive nature and inherent sense of hope and resourcefulness, and together they go on a sprawling journey across the eastern United States, finding danger, hope, and possibly even the salvation of the world. Self-Publishing Reviews: 4 stars "The book sets up a believable and in many ways terrifying world, one which takes the zombie genre in a direction that can actually be called unique..." IndieReader Approved: 4 stars "...the tension steadily builds as the narrative progresses, exploding at certain moments with lively, exciting action scenes and gritty images..." Reader Reviews: "I didn't mean to read this all in one day, but I had to stay up to finish it. Normally, I'm able to put even exciting books down and go to sleep, but this one kept me awake and wanting more." "Every bit as good as the Walking Dead series." "1984 mixed with The Stand, but much quicker paced." "None of that macho 'I just happened to have a basement full of guns' bull. The story is believable and the characters are ordinary people. I've read a lot of zombie books, and this is one of the most disturbing I've read - because it seems so plausible." "Keith Soares turns the world upside down in this page turner, giving readers a all-too-plausible look at what can happen. Tight dialogue and a fast-paced plot make Oasis of Filth one to be remembered."
The Hopeless Pastures (The Oasis of Filth - Part 2) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: Reeling from the events of The Oasis, the doctor retreats to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, living a hermit’s life. But in time he begins to rediscover his humanity, through the companionship of Addy, a faithful dog, and Alain, a mysterious refugee from another walled city. When tragic events again consume his life and threaten his closest friends, will he give in to despair or find a new reason to carry on? Self Publishing Reviews: "While a book about outcasts banding together may seem as overdone a trope as zombie fiction itself, once again I have to assure anyone reading this that the author, Keith Soares, is in all ways a step above those expectations in his ideas and his execution... I don't recommend reading this book; I recommend reading every book this author publishes, as I have no doubt he will continue raising the bar." Reader Reviews "This book should come with a warning: You will not be going anywhere for a while once you read the first chapter." "'The Hopeless Pastures' is a worthy sequel to 'The Oasis of Filth' — a story that stands on its own, but also expertly sets up the final chapter to this compelling series." "Boy does the author deliver. The dramatic arcs of the story are like riding a great rollercoaster." "Soares does a masterful job of making the situations and outcomes seem eerily plausible, which heightens the creepiness factor and suspense immensely for me."
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