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My name is C.J. "Chuck" Klinger and I write for the love of storytelling. I work in Bastrop, TX surrounded by the walls of my comfy workshop. My writing is only available to you because of the support from my wife, Janet.

I feel fortunate to have lived throughout the US in various careers as a corporate gypsy, but my true passion has finally come to fruition at the young age of eighty: to live the life of a writer.

My stories are character-driven. In the first 10,000 words I work hard to create the stage and get a picture of the story’s characters in my mind. After that the characters take over and write the story. Most times when I start a dialogue with a character, I have no idea what’s going to happen. The endings are sometimes as much a surprise to me as they are to the reader.

My science fiction series "The McKinnah Chronicles" begins with "Islandia: The Lost Colony." It's a unique sci-fi novel, the story of Johnathan McKinnah and his journey in a world of failed colonization when he stumbles upon technology.

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Islandia: The Lost Colony (Sample) (Book One of the McKinnah Chronicles)

Centuries pass, as human colonists descend into a rudimentary existence, resembling Earth’s dark ages. Their world of tiny islands, with no significant land mass, forces them to replicate the harsh times on Earth when sailors plied the seas in wooden sailboats.

Jonny Oarboy toils on a family clanboat, chancing upon a metal orb that contains the intelligence of an alien scout from an advanced race of galactic explorers, which Jonny keeps secret from outcast clans who intend to seize the orb and use its power for themselves.

At stake is the future of the Islandians. They have the opportunity to rise from their impoverished existences if only Jonny can harness the intelligence and rediscover the planet's original colonist landing site before it's too late.


Islandia: A Prequel to the McKinnah Chronicles

Earth is desperate.
A new planet is colonized and forgotten.
An alien intelligence is watching.
A hero is born.

This is a short read that sets the scene for Islandia: The Lost Colony, Book One of the McKinnah Chronicles.