Scott Comics Character Roster Book – My first published book

scottcomics_coverby Aaron Einhorn
I define myself as many things. I’m a husband. I’m a father. I’m a brother. I’m a son. I’m the Branch Leader of Heroes Alliance Ohio. I’m a costumer. I’m a superhero fan.

But one of the ways I’ve always chosen to define myself has been as a writer. I’ve written three novels, abandoned a half-dozen others and countless short stories, although to date, none of those have been published. (That said, I’m hoping that Nobody’s Hero will eventually break that trend.) I’m also a technical writer in my day job, and I’ve written quite a few memos, training manuals, instruction guides, snippets of online help, and e-learning courses.

However, I’ve never been able to walk by a book, comic or gaming store and seen a book with my name on the cover.

Until now.

As of yesterday, the ScottComics Character Roster Book, a sourcebook for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition, has officially come out. At the moment, the book is available on Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble.com, through the ScottComics website, or if you happen to find ScottComics at a comic or gaming convention.

(Incidentally, if you’ll be at GenCon this weekend, the book will be at G33k & Co’s booth #1349 on Saturday or Sunday of the con, along with Scott’s novels and the trade paperbacks for both Our Supermom and Raymond Hardcase.)

I owe a lot to Scott Bachmann. He’s been one of my good friends for closing in on twenty years now, and we’ve shared a lot of stories, a lot of laughs, and supported each other through some tough times. He’s responsible, indirectly, for the job I currently have, and he’s one of the reasons I started writing a new novel last year, after almost deciding to chuck it all based on a lack of response to Children of the Sleeper.

Scott is a heck of a storyteller and it shows in the writing of his comics and novels. I’ve reviewed both Our Supermom Vol.1 and Paragon of Animals on this site, and really enjoyed them both. He gave me a heck of an opportunity to play in his sandbox in the creation of the ScottComics Character Roster Book and I am very grateful.

The ScottComics Character Roster Book is a character book to be used with Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition, powered by their “Superpowered by M&M” open license. If you’re a player of Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition, the characters contained within give you a fresh set of over twenty heroes and villains to use in your games. If you’re a fan of the shared universe Scott has been creating, the book will give you some insights into the characters you’ve seen (or in some cases, only heard about) in the pages of his books. There may be a few spoilers contained within, and some new secrets may be teased.

It’s something I’m pretty proud of, both for its for existence and with the final delivery as well.

Check it out!