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Friday Night Reads: George Sirois

This Friday I'll be hosting my fourth #FriNightReads starting at 7p MST on my author Facebook featuring fellow Missouri Writers Guild friend and creative master, George Sirois, with his scifi, Excelsior. Now, here's more from this week's featured indie author:

How did you first start writing?

I started writing out of necessity. I grew up as a child of the 80s, and therefore my television and movie diet was filled with larger-than-life stories and characters, most of which were put on the big or small screen to sell toys. I was hooked on them all (I still am), and I wanted to create my own characters that were inspired by them. They started out as very basic boxey sketches with a comic book written around them. However, as the years passed and I got older, the stories and the characters became much more complex and my limited artistic skills stayed the same, so something had to give. I shifted the medium from comic strips to prose with the occasional picture, and in time, the pictures just went by the wayside and those spiral notebooks I had in middle school and high school were filled with pages of text (instead of class notes).

Why do you love it?

I love writing because it is the one artistic venue where I don't have to rely on someone else to make the stories in my head a reality. Obviously, my wonderfully patient publisher and my equally wonderfully patient editors help me to refine those stories and make them palatable to the masses, but when I'm working on the story itself, it's just me and my computer and a blank screen. Nothing happens until I fill those pages with what's been in my head since grade school.

More on the author:

George Sirois is the author of the international bestselling young adult / science-fiction novel Excelsior, its two sequels, and the five-part science-fiction/sports serial From Parts Unknown. He served as President of the Missouri Writers Guild from 2017-2018, and is the host and producer of the podcasts Excelsior Journeys and From Duck Till Dark: Outside the Marvel Studios. He is also an audiobook narrator, lending his voice to books of all genres. A New Yorker since birth, George now lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and daughter. For more information, please visit

#FriNightReads is a collaborative live-read author Ryan P Freeman hosts each Friday at Titlewave Books. The goal is to help bring talented indie authors into the spotlight where they can enjoy the exposure and delight they deserve. To watch this celebration of talented indie authors, simply pop over to Ryan's author Facebook, Friday nights at 7p MST.

Want to have your own book read on the show or help sponsor #FriNightReads?

Just message me, Ryan P Freeman, HERE!


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