In a world full of strange, terrifying creatures, uttering as much as a sound can mean the difference between life and death. Konta is a member of a nomadic tribe that wanders this dangerous world, where the changing seasons herald increasingly deadly creatures. But even in the direst circumstances, his people are determined to forge onward and carve their own path.
From the calm of early spring to the relentless cold of the inevitable winter, Konta’s family and tribe are tested against dangerous enemies and hardships. Headstrong and determined, Konta sets to overcome the odds with a will of iron and grit. But nothing he achieves will be without sacrifice.
Following in the footsteps of Jean M. Auel and William Sarabande, Against All Instinct is a gripping novel of prehistoric fantasy.
Hey there! My name’s Joshua, and I’ve been fascinated with storytelling practically since I was old enough to talk.
A bit about myself, I suppose. I’m in my early 30s, born and raised in Sacramento (that’s the capital of California, in case you’re confused). I’m the second of five children, and I. Love. Fantasy.
Growing up I was one of those kids who would blurt out the first thing that came to mind and got all the awkward stares. Even at the age of five, I could go on tangential rants for almost an hour that went nowhere.
In elementary school, I had my first brush with the dark side of fantasy: fan fiction. I spent several of my formative years writing stories based off of favorite tv shows and video games of mine.
This continued on through high school as a group of friends and I made a roleplaying forum where we tried to collaborate on writing a single narrative between almost a dozen people. It’s about as easy as it sounds. Of course, it was moments like that that spurred me to eventually start trying my hand at writing original stories.
I’ve been working full time in the customer service industry since high school. It pays the bills, but doesn’t give me a lot of time to write, so I usually have to really make it count when I can. When I’m not writing, I tend to be either reading or playing video games. Fantasy and sci-fi novels, Japanese manga, RPGs- if it has a fantastical element to it, I’m interested. Reading in particular has always been a huge passion of mine. There’s nothing I enjoy more than a well told narrative and engaging characters.
I’m excited to finally start bringing my writing public, and I’m looking forward to putting out many more books in the future!