Lance John, is a fiction novelist and short story writer from Durban, South Africa. His stories paint vivid pictures of
futuristic adventures, grunge alleyways and emotional moments as he writes in
the genres of Science Fiction, Thriller, Crime Fiction and Adventure.
His writing borders on speculative fiction while
showcasing a fair amount of imagination, especially since he creates from the raw possibilities of life. With a background in Mechanical Engineering, his
experimental attitude is quenched in the creations of his stories wherever he
finds inspiration. He describes his situation with the following quote:
walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who
see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.” - Orson Scott Card.
His interest in writing started at the age
of seven when his mother had to use her library card to allow him access to
books of his liking at the local library. It was there that he discovered the
powerful effects of words and how it could transport a reader to other lands
and other times. He remembers how he and his friends at school enjoyed their
free time making up stories on-the-go to entertain themselves, and to see whose
story was the most entertaining. It was usually decided by the storyteller that
drew the most listeners around him that won. Ever since then, he has been
trying to draw in listeners with his stories.