My Name is John Faherty for most of my life I have lived and worked in the Philadelphia area. I'm a 1991 graduate of Temple University's Tyler school of Art. I am an artist and writer. As an artist I have exhibited my works in both local and regional venues and I have enjoyed some critical success while doing so. Though I have always had an interest in writing, it is only in the last several years that I have dedicated an ever increasing amount of my time to its pursuit and development. In this time I have completed three novels, all within the Science fiction genre. The first two were self-published and are currently available on Amazon and Create space as print on demand and Kindle formats. In my writing as in my art I attempt to portray a naturalistic narrative within the context of fantastic or surreal landscapes. Against such backdrops the characters therein are forced by circumstance to react in accordance with the logic dictated by the environment and with what resources are made available.
My work in the written word in some ways is an extension of my narrative tendencies in painting. The characters and situations that exist in his writings live on the fringes as dark and desperate creatures. These characterizations are well suited for his chosen genre of Science Fiction. The genre of Science Fiction naturally lends itself to this dynamic. I read a lot and find myself consciously or otherwise emulating story driven style of science fiction of writers such as Henry Beam Piper, Peter H. Hamilton, and Phillip K Dick. I write what I like. In my work I attempt to weave together elements of hard science, action, horror and fantasy into a convincing narrative that may contain the kernel of a conspiracy.