Imagine if characters in a world you invented were searching for your protagonist — before or after the events of a novel. That’s what I imagined and that’s what I’m doing with this website. I wrote an urban fantasy novel, populated by artists who learn that creativity and access to magic are the same but at a cost.
- Stories on this site are written by these fictitious artists.
- A story is:
- a first-person account of magic & mystery (short fiction).
- a blog post that is mostly nonfiction, covering real art, artists, galleries, cultural history, literature.
Why wouldn’t I just write another novel? Well, I am writing one, but this site is a way to continue the mythology of Galen Gorry and People Without Names. It’s a way to keep Galen Gorry alive, a way to keep me alive. His life and my life are connected, just as yours and mine. Here’s a glimpse of his life:
People Without Names
a novel by Tommy Tung
Since he fell in love with a Jinni, Galen Gorry hasn’t set foot in Los Angeles but now he’s returning to the city that broke his heart, because someone’s got to stop a faction of Jinn from owning all the magic.
Magic is meant for everyone, Gorry knows. Artists just pick it up faster. As a painting prodigy, Gorry showed writers, musicians, and creative types in L.A. that magic and art were the same: an ability to render reality. Some of his protégés could read your life history by touching your skin. Some could paralyze you with a crow’s feather. But then some started killing with their talents. Gorry couldn’t stop them all nor could he stop his Jinni lover from dying.
Eight years later, Gorry needs more than magic against the Jinn who are masters of it, according to Islamic mythology. He needs the help of a bitter ex, an estranged friend, resentful artists, and even a skinwalker he’s killed a few times. More than anything, Gorry needs to love people enough again to save them. That’s the only way creativity survives for the human race.
urban fantasy | literary fiction
seeking literary representation & publication
Want to help bring People Without Names to life?
Then I need your help.
And it won’t cost you any money.
People Without Names is more likely to become a novel if publishers can no longer ignore it. That can be achieved by simply tweeting U.S. publishers the short link for the about page — http://bit.ly/2hHsjk4— and telling them you want to read this book:
- Tor Books — https://twitter.com/torbooks
- Harper Voyager — https://twitter.com/HarperVoyagerUS
- Penguin Random House — https://twitter.com/penguinrandom
- Orbit Books — https://twitter.com/orbitbooks
Or you can contact them on other social channels, or email them directly:
- Hachette Book Group (owns Tor Books)
- Rebecca Lucash (Harper Voyager – Editorial Assistant)
- Penguin Random House (choose ‘General Feedback’ in dropdown)
- Orbit Books
Not your style? Not a problem. Even sharing this site with your friends can make a world of difference and a world of magic, so thank you.