Friday, January 24, 2020



Aon, a solid core planet made from the priceless and most dense element in the galaxy (caladium) is under silent attack. Plans are made by off-worlders to dissolve the unbreakable core using crude oil obtained from 19th century earth. Once the oil is refined the byproduct, gasoline will soften the caladium, allowing it to be collected. It is soon discovered the core is made from living beings created from caladium itself. The off-worlders employ a band of corrupt inhabitant’s to carry on this work. They find themselves in a constant struggle with a small coalition of Aonians bent on saving their home world. Both factions clash with the indestructible core creatures. With horrendous beast’s one step behind and deadly pitfalls ahead, the coalition struggle to finish their journey insuring their races survival.      

Book Details:

Title: Terminal Core

Author’s name: Lynn Steigleder

Genre: science fiction, action-adventure

Publisher: Soul Fire Press, an imprint of Christopher Matthews, (April 18, 2016)

Print length: 347 pages


A few of your favorite things: family, friends, writing, and most importantly God.
Things you need to throw out: being as I’m bit of a pack rat, they’re too numerous to name.

Things you love about writing: creating new worlds, new creatures, and never before seen circumstances.
Things you hate about writing: grammar.

Easiest thing about being a writer: reaching a stride as your story flows with ease through your manuscript. 

Hardest thing about being a writer: marketing the book after all is said and done.

Things you love about where you live: a nice quiet rural area.
Things that make you want to move: none so far.

Words that describe you: outgoing, honest, trustworthy.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: a procrastinator that likes to be in control.

Favorite foods: seafood and beef.
Things that make you want to throw up: banner sausage in a can.

Favorite song: Rush’s “Red Barchetta.”
Music that makes your ears bleed: opera.

Favorite beverage: root beer.

Something that gives you a pickle face: pure cranberry juice.

Things you always put in your books: twists, turns, action, and unique creatures.

Things you never put in your books: offensive language and sexual situations.

Favorite places you’ve been: surf fishing in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Places you never want to go to again: Las Vegas.

Favorite things to do: write and spend time with my wife.

Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: going to Walmart.

Things that make you happy: gathering together with friends and family.

Things that drive you crazy: man’s inhumanity to man.

Proudest moment: watching my son grow into a man.

Most embarrassing moment: standing on a platform with cameramen, lighting technicians, various other people and my interviewer promoting my first book, when my pants hit the floor.

Best thing you’ve ever done: accept Jesus as my Savior.

Biggest mistake: taking too long to do it.

The last thing you did for the first time: ate lobster Tomalley (liver).

Something you’ll never do again: eat lobster Tomalley.


The Rising Tide Series:

Rising Tide

Eden’s Wake

Deadly Reign


Lynn Steigleder was born in Richmond, Virginia. He spent most of his adult life as a supervisor in the field of construction and fabrication. In 2006, Lynn received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Lynn realized the need to transition into a new career path due to his energy and mobility challenges.

His son suggested he consider writing as a career; having enjoyed his father’s short stories. Lynn agreed to the challenge and his first novel, Rising Tide, in the series of the same name was released for publication in 2009. The second, Eden’s Wake, and the third, Deadly Reign soon followed. Terminal Core, a standalone was released  in 2016. Dalon Con (The Essence of Time) is in the editing process, and a fourth book for the Rising Tide series is nearing completion.

Lynn writes science fiction, fantasy, and action adventure.

Lynn’s ideas are often driven by daily events, things he sees in nature or any path his imagination decides to lead him down. He loves to write and enjoys the challenges of bringing a novel from conception, working with his publisher through the editing process, rewrites, and reading the book many times before it goes to print.

Connect with Lynn:
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