About Me (aka The Dirt)

BTS author photo 2Bio:

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online and include entries in The X-Files, Pedator, and Decipher’s WARS, amongst others. As book editor for Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta’s WordFire Press he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir’s bestseller The Martian. His anthologies as editor include Shattered Shields with co-editor Jennifer Brozek, Mission: Tomorrow, Galactic Games and Little Green Men–Attack! (forthcoming) all for Baen, Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6, Beyond The Sun and Raygun Chronicles: Space Opera For a New Age. He is also coediting anthologies with Larry Correia and Jonathan Maberry set in their New York Times Bestselling Monster Hunter and Joe Ledger universes.

Twitter: @BryanThomasS
Official Facebook
Goodreads

Louie and Amelie

Threes (& a few extras cause I hate rules):

THREE NAMES I GO BY

  • Bryan Thomas
  • Bry
  • Well, there is a third, but my twin sister calls me that and frankly, this blog is family friendly so I’ll keep it to myself.

THREE JOBS I’VE HAD IN MY LIFE

  • Church musician
  • Technical Writer
  • Production Assistant

THREE PLACES I’VE LIVED

  • Salina, Kansas
  • Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Los Angeles, California

THREE TV SHOWS I WATCH

  • New Girl
  • Merlin
  • Parenthood

THREE OF MY FAVORITE FOODS

  • Steak (especially Picanha, a unique cut I get only in Brazil)
  • Enchiladas (my go to food to rate a new Mexican restaurant)
  • Oreos (don’t tell Sandra Wickham or my Mom, they’ll kill me!)

THREE FAVORITE DRINKS

  • Strawberry Margaritas (and I make killer ones, too!)
  • Chocolate milk
  • Cherry Limeade
[Sadly I am not allowed to eat any of the six much because due to health reasons.I want a long career and a long life, so sacrifices must be made.]

THREE FAVORITE BANDS (I have a lot more than three!!!)

  • Kansas (for more than just its name being my home state)
  • John Denver
  • B.J. Thomas

THREE FAVORITE THINGS TO DO

  • Jam with my guitar or keyboard/write songs/produce
  • Write
  • Social Media (I love my online friends and my time with them)

THREE THINGS I HATE

  • People With No Respect For Anyone Different Than Them
  • Popping Balloons
  • Dishonesty (Especially if you’re dishonest with yourself)
  • People Who Don’t Buy My Books (What? Ok it’s four, but I have to eat…)

THINGS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

  • My imagination
  • Music
  • Food and water are kind of a must too
  • Books
  • My babies (dogs)