Guess what? I wrote a book!
In the midst of war, Reman, a young, fast-advancing pilot for the Mech Republic, is assigned an unusually important reconnaissance mission. He is sent across the planet, deep into Fantasarian territory. All goes rapidly awry and he finds himself surrounded by Elves, Wizards and the acrid stench of Magic. As he prepares to sacrifice himself in the name of war, he is suddenly confronted with a new question: is there a need for war at all?
For the past two years I’ve been novelizing Genre Wars: Resistance Rising and, now, it’s done and I’m ready to publish! But I need your help: the book is available now on Inkshares.com as an eBook and paperback starting at $10. If I get 250 pre-orders by November 1st, the book will be published!
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I am far from a Shakespeare aficionado, and I’ve never been an especially big fan of poetry, but I’ve always been captivated by the Bard’s stories. I enjoy the scholarly challenge of reading Shakespeare’s plays, but I really love seeing them performed live. As such, one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had was the privilege of going to see Shakespeare Live with H.L. Shepler when it screened in theatres over the summer. It was absolutely marvelous. It’s screening tonight on PBS and I am so excited to see it again!
If you have even a slight interest or curiosity in the Bard, don’t miss Shakespeare Live.
Great performances, indeed. Not to mention hosted by two of my favorite people, David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
If you can’t watch it when it airs, you can watch episodes of PBS programs at pbs.org/video.
Update the first on my Inkshares crowdfunding adventure!
Genre Wars production still; Mobsters v. Fantasarians. 2013.
More chapters will be posted on the Resistance Rising project page soon, but, in the meantime, I wanted to share a special update. Last week, I sat down with writer and book reviewer Barbara Brutt to shed some further insight on the novel: what it’s all really about (plot, characters, themes) and what makes it special, why I’ve chosen to crowd-fund through Inkshares and the evolution of the Genre Wars story from online filmmaking contest to indie web series and, now, to novel.
Embodiments of genres all living in one space as co-existing cultures ignited my imagination. Yet, that concept wasn’t the narrative. The story is how the characters deal with losing their world structure and facing reawakened cultural tensions.
Read the full interview here.
I’m also happy to present an audiobook sample of the book’s Prologue, narrated by Benjamin Cairns:
If you’re still on the fence about this book, then I hope that this interview will help convince to make that pre-order! If you’ve already pre-ordered, you can still help by leaving a review.
The Genre Wars team at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, 2014.
***Photos taken by Jenna M. Miller Photography.