This writer is looking for an agent.
My name is Rick Wasserman. I am not the voice actor of the same name.
I have some properties that I would like to get published, and I am looking for an agent as a partner to help me make the most of them.
I have published the short story “The Longest Night” in the anthology Hungry Hearts (ISBN 9781502896919) in 2014, and self-published the novel “Warlocked: Out” (ISBN 9781720910947) in 2018. The latter being the beginning of a series I plan to continue on my own. The second book is already in progress.
I have properties that would like to publish through traditional means. My first goes by the name De Planatae. A series currently of three rough drafts completed books comprising 100,000 words each in their current state, with a rough draft of a fourth in progress but on hold. It is science fiction/fantasy in flavor, though it touches on several other genres due to its unusual nature. As an elevator pitch, I would classify this series as most similar to the recent Doctor Who TV series crossed with Heinlein’s “The Number of the Beast” (only with less sexism). The differences being inter-dimensional rather than time travel, a magical sentient book rather than a TARDIS, and without the Doctor’s endless survivor's guilt. My characters move between independent universes generated by literature, where every story ever written creates a universe around itself at the time it is created, but only in the present moment. For example, imagine you are in Las Vegas just passing through, in a world where Scrooge’s ghosts are not only real but still active and it is 150 years after Scrooge’s lifetime.
Individually, the books I have completed would be characterized as:
Book 0: A man from the 16th century is rudely awakened in the 21st century where he must evade a mad scientist who wants to dissect him to learn the secrets of his immortality, by finding an ancient sentient book.
Book 1: An inter-dimensional traveler from the 16th century with a thirst for adventure get more than he bargained for when he is tapped to save an entire universe from certain destruction by rogue elements of Chaos.
Book 2: A 16th century man rises from the dead once more and embarks on a mission to gather the 5 archetypal races of the Interweave in order to defend against perceived threat posed by the 6th race of Chaos, but his plans are put on their ear by two powerful forces older than all of time and space, and by his destiny.
My second project is designated Feral, which is a supernatural/mystery set in present-day Knoxville TN. Where werewolves don't change shape, Vampires can't consume blood, and Magic is almost useless. Where a young woman, who has destroyed her life in a quest to find meaning in the death of her father. She is plunged into a strange world of almost vampires and nearly werewolves, the place where the answers to her quest have been all along, only to be put on the trail of a serial killer who threatens to destroy it all.
I have a completed the rough draft of this project, where it stands at 75,000 words. I am working up the outline for a second book.
To pay the bills, I have worked Sine 1994 as a bomb squad robotics technician for a top military contractor serving the police and military forces worldwide, despite only having a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (concentrating in sculpture). As you might expect from this, I am rather eclectically experienced, and my writings tend to reflect this. I have a very high work ethic, and I am not only open to revision suggestions, I crave them. I will challenge them, and I need to understand them before accepting them, but experience has conclusively proven to me that they invariably broaden my mind and make my works better.
If you are interested, but unsure of me as a person or as a professional writer, I am available for an informal non-committal dialog through email or via the usual social media.
I hope to hear from you, learn about you, and form a lasting partnership with a compatibly minded individual. Spero Meliora.