A Word of Welcome

Hello! Welcome to rjsalem.com. This website is designed to provide information about myself as well as my upcoming book(s). To follow along with my inspirations and random musings, check out the Blog. For information about my forthcoming debut novel, Cydonia, take a look at the Bookshelf. If you'd like to connect, you can leave a message under the Contact tab or follow me via the Social Media buttons. I look forward to hearing from you, and I hope you enjoy the site. Thank you for stopping by!


About the book

Cydonia tells the story of a troubled college dropout, a NASA technician, and a mysterious government program known as the Essex Corporation. When a radio signal is intercepted by NASA and traced to the surface of Mars, events are set in motion with potential to change the entire course of humanity. With themes ranging from drug use and family relationships to space exploration and the realities of the afterlife, Cydonia is a story that will stay with the reader for a long time to come.       

ABout the author

RJ Salem was born in Dallas, Texas, and was raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He developed a love for books and stories at a young age, with a penchant for the creative and the fantastic. He's a graduate of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, having received a Bachelor of Science in the Fall of 2015. Apart from writing, RJ works at a local bookstore, and spends his free time reading or creating music. His first novel is due to release in mid-2017.