Harrison Drake is the pseudonym of a Canadian writer and career police officer who has chosen anonymity in order to protect a safe, secure and quiet lifestyle for his family. If he can’t be found at home playing with his children or sitting in his lonely writer’s garret, he’ll be outside gazing up at the night sky and searching for answers.
Art comes in many forms, every piece different in its own way, and Drake believes it is necessary to challenge oneself, to never allow that art to grow stagnant. As such, Drake finds himself bound by no one specific genre and writes freely that which his mind creates. It is for this reason that Drake has chosen to enter the world of the independent author. Art is an entity that needs room to breathe, space to grow, and the freedom to take its own shape.
Drake is the author of the ‘Detective Lincoln Munroe’ series of character-driven police procedurals, with A Dream Of Death and Blue Rubicon currently published in the series. There are currently plans in various stages for (at least) three more novels and a novella series featuring cases investigated by Lincoln prior to the events started in A Dream Of Death.
Additionally, Drake has written a novella, My Life In Darkness, that tells, through a series of letters, the story of one man’s tragic life and secret love as he travels the world seeking out solar eclipses. Only in the darkness an eclipse brings can he find the light.
Subsequent to this, Drake will be working on the first novel in a series tentatively titled In The Seasons Of His Agony. The series will focus on the aftermath of a global plague, the players who set the end in motion, and the survivors who must fight for their lives against the world itself – and each other. The series will be told in four parts, with the fourth installment being both a prequel and the finale of the series.
Next, Drake intends to work on the first novel in a series he has been planning for many years: a vampire series titled Between Worlds that promises to breathe new life into the genre. Mixing equal parts fantasy and science fiction, the series will be one of the first to offer a rational explanation for the existence of vampires.
What does the future hold beyond that? Further crime novels and novellas, a paranormal series for young adults, science fiction in all shapes and sizes – from hard sci-fi (i.e., Battlestar Galactica or Stargate) to the sci-fi tinged (such as Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife) and everything in between. Genres are guidelines, guidelines are like rules, and rules were meant to be broken.