The manuscript is off to my editor this week and we are still shooting for a mid-October release date. It's nice to let the story go into another person's hands and to take a break from the world of Ethos and Mount Fegorio.
Now I can delve into my new story, 4 YEARS TRAPPED IN MY MIND PALACE. I'm 4 chapters into it and so far the Alpha Reader feedback has been very exciting. I will be entering the first chapters for both books into the upcoming LDStorymakers Midwest Conference Competition.
I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299
YA Science Fiction
The planet Ethos is at war with a savage enemy known as the Splicers. The only hope for survival is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic makeup to become primes are taken from their human families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Most newborns do not survive the stimulus, but those who do are gifted with extraordinary abilities and conscripted into the Ethos Army for training.
Now twelve-years-old, Aidan and his coterie brother and sister, Fig and Palomas, have moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio training complex. Here they must compete in the Trials and use their prime abilities against the older and larger coteries of prime cadets. But Aidan is different than most primes. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the Trials, and training simulations, which take place in the confines of a mysterious virtual world known as The Pit. Using his abilities, Aidan goes further than any prime in history by reaching the final simulation, sim 299. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive ruler of the planet Ethos. But someone, or something, has been waiting for Aidan to complete sim 299. If he can pass the final tests, he may unlock the key to ending the Splicer War.