Welcome to Vox Theory Media, an umbrella under which various indie eBooks, audio, games and additional content will be released.
My name is Julio Angel Ortiz, and Vox Theory has been a long time in the making. It isn’t a project with terribly lofty ambitions, aside from wanting to wow, entertain, and maybe move you on a occasion. Put simply, it is a digital media extension of various projects I have worked on over the years, together under one brand.
Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a writer. And as I got older and began to realize that dream, I found myself empowered by the technology I embraced in my day job to channel my creative energies. This started with releasing “indie” eBooks (side projects I published myself after having gotten published the old fashioned way), but slowly morphed into audio and gaming.
I also began dabbling in using web apps (Soundation at first, and then Soundtrap) to create music from loops and music synth tools, and that became a wonderful creative outlet.
But what to do with all of it? All of these disparate projects that only had me in common?
Thus, Vox Theory Media was born.
Here’s what I have in store for the site from VTM:
My indie eBooks series has been Infinity, Ltd., a series of short stories involving a retired Grim Reaper named Palequus and his (sort of retired, mostly kicked out) cherub named Peter, members of the eponymous paratemporal agency. What started as stories released on Smashwords subsequently migrated to Amazon but is now available on both platforms, plus to various other ones (such as Barnes and Noble) that Smashwords distributes to.
Three stories are available now: Unnatural Time, 1963!, and The Horrorist. We will also be publishing a series of 4 new short (short) stories on this site in late Spring / early Summer, with more planned for later.
Also available is a novelette, The Fear, on Amazon. I will producing a new, expanded version of this story, planned for later in 2018.
That’s not all on the prose front. We will be publishing an ongoing monthly serial, called Obscura Rhapsody. An action / fantasy / psychological drama, we delve into the lives of adventurers in the aftermath of a great loss, as well as the dangerous political waters they must navigate. Available in single-issue PDF format at first, with collections in various formats planned for later.
Obscura Rhapsody issue #1, “Primary”, releases on Wednesday, May 23rd.
Chronic Rift founder, writer and podcaster John S. Drew will be joining me for our a rewatch of the science fiction series Fringe! We’ll be releasing our rewatch weekly beginning in June.
My music side project is called Emotionless ATMs, and currently we have 4 tracks available on Soundcloud. Work is ongoing on more material, and will have more to share in the near future.
We are currently looking into dipping our toes into the Podcast arena, but have nothing to share at this time.
And that’s all the news for now. In the coming days and weeks we will share more details on projects.
Onward, ever onward!