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Xavier Carter resides in Houston, TX.  He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.  He is a product of Chicago Public School System before the federal government got their mitts in there to stir the pudding.  He currently lives on a quiet street in a quaint Spanish two story.

He started writing to fill his time between assignments as a software engineer. After working for a lifetime he decided that writing would be a great way to fill his time after he retires.

When he was an adolescent he devoured books in the category of science fiction.  All types of science fiction.  From the future military novels and shorts stories by David Drake, Andrew & William Keith and Keith Laumer, to the geopolitical novels of Mack Reynolds and Gordon R. Dickson he liked them all.  Fantasy stories on the other hand didn’t have the appeal for him, in fact the only fantasy type series he read were the Pern novels by Anne McCaffrey.

By far his favorite authors were Robert A. Heinlein, Gordon R. Dickson, Christopher Anvil and Fred Saberhagen.  From Fred Saberhagen’s Berserker series to Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, he fell in love with military sci-fi.  He also thoroughly enjoyed Gordon R. Dickson’s Dorsai series where the future of combat in the universe is in the hands of mercenaries.

He also become enthralled with stories about what would happen if the society as we know it was destroyed or broke down so completely that everyone was on their own.  Near future history sci-fi, post apocalyptic sci-fi.  How the human spirit would cope with being thrown into a situation completely foreign to them. 

Another aspect of sci-fi he found fascinating was the prospect of time travel or inter-dimensional travel.  What would happen if you suddenly found yourself in another time?  Not a time within your life time, sometime long after you have died or sometime, long before your grandparents were born.  What would you do?  How would you react?  What if…well let’s not giving away some plotlines.

Xavier first started writing in 1989 when he had been laid off from his first full time job after graduating.  During that time he started three different novellas’, all of which have been lost due to a disk malfunction.  After a long hiatus he started again in late 2004.  His first efforts were not up to his standards and therefore were never published.  He has since reworked some of them and published them on web sites where they were well received.  This has made him bold enough to attempt to publish via an eBooks publisher.

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