Interview: S.C. Barrus


As part of my week away from the internet, I am interviewing a couple authors. Today, it’s fellow Washingtonian S.C. Barrus. He has a Kickstarter going now for his Steampunk adventure novel. I’ll save you some reading time and tell you to go back it now. Also, if you are in the Seattle area, I will be doing a reading with him at the Pioneer Cafe in North Bend, WA. Deets HERE.

On to the interview:

First off, give us a quick synopsis of your book:

Discovering Aberration takes place in the era of budding steam technology. We follow Freddy Fitzgerald, an adventurer/travel writer/Professor of literature, and Thaddeus Lumpen, archaeologist and failed inventor. After they come into possession of a map of an ancient lost civilization, they set out on an expedition to discover what they can.
Trouble is, they aren’t the only ones interested in making this discovery…

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Quick Reminder for New Followers

In the past 3 weeks, this blog has received 5 or 6 new subscribers. Thank you so much for stopping by! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I no longer post on this website. I’ve moved to where I post about 1-3 times a week. Once again, thanks for following!

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Moving on…

The new home of Away and Away

Dear Readers,

As I am a writer with big dreams, some of them almost in reach, others a long way off, I am making a change.  The guys I work with at AllTreatment have suggested I take the step and purchase my own domain.  About a week ago I did so, and with their help I have set up shop in a new location,

I hope all of you will follow me to the new address, all my former content will be posted there, as well as old comments.  There are a few kinks since the transfer, I know, but I am doing my best to fix every glitch I can.  It shouldn’t be too long til I am completely up to speed.  If you cannot find an old post here, it has moved on to the other site, though most of my old content is still here.

Hope the move isn’t too inconvienent,

S.C. Barrus

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Dedicated to Bridgesburning

Dopamine Levels

Bridgesburning is my first frequent contributor to the discussion on this site, so this post is dedicated to her!

She has her own blog at


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Matilda gets an iPad

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S.C. Barrus’ Guide to Quit Smoking

S.C. Barrus, S. Cody Barrus, Away and AwayYou might be aware that aside from my fiction writing, I am also the Managing Editor over at the website, where I write on just about anything related to the world of addiction.

Yesterday I completed my guide to quitting smoking, and I am rather proud of it, so I thought I would post up the table of contents here. Continue reading

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One Week Internet Free

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve posted a lot of content lately, roughly a post a day.  While I have been enjoying the process and the results, it has eaten up great chunks of time which I would normally use to: write, yoga, hike, read, sleep, punch my punching bag, hang out with friends, etc.

So, for the following 7 days, I will not post another post.  In fact, I plan to be relatively internet free, using the net just to check my email and watch The Daily Show.   This is not my first time doing this, I generally go about a week internet free every two or three months or so, basically when I’ve noticed I’ve spent too much time online.

If you are interested, you should give this a shot with me.  It will be generally painless, will give you time to finish reading that book you’ve never had time for (I’m going to finish reading Herman Hesse’s Narcissus and Goldmund), and just get you off your butt in general which is always a good thing.  Spring is on it’s way, so I think I’m going to head outside a bit more.

Good luck guys, see you in a week.



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