D. A. Blankinship

I am the author of the realistic apocalyptic story, “Phontaine’s Gifts,” the futurist thriller, “The Scoloderus Conspiracy,” and a collection of short stories, the “Woodcliff Anthology.” I also contributed two short stories in the best selling, “Shameless Shorts Anthology” (a top-ten seller among anthologies on Amazon). Curiously, I completed the “Phontaine’s Gifts” on May 22, 2011, as a storm passed over my home, heading east. That storm spawned the F5 tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, 45 minutes away.

In addition to writing the next book in the “Survival Series,” I am immersed in and dominated by my vices. I home-roast coffee; grow hops and Habanera, jalapeno, Anaheim, and Cayenne Peppers to make craft wines; make pizzas from scratch once or twice a week; brew beer and make mead and craft wines. Additionally, I am restoring and maintaining a 1973 Porsche 914, which has always been one of my favorite cars.

My family and I live in Oswego, Kansas, on a densely wooded bluff above the Neosho River Valley. It is an excellent setting for writing, raising German Shepherd Dogs, making mead, beer, and wine, and watching owls and eagles, and contemplating how wonderful life is with a great cup of coffee, a stunning glass of perfectly aged mead, or a delicious mug of nut-brown ale.

D. A. Blankinship


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Please feel free to read my biography. All you need to know about me is I enjoy writing speculative fiction, I really like pizza, I adore German Shepherd Dogs, and I home-roast my own coffee because once you have tasted great coffee, you cannot settle for less.

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