Buried Hope is published!

I am now officially a self-published writer, which means I have to rescind my self-given title of Unpublished Bestselling Writer. Maybe Soon-To-Be Bestselling Writer, just to keep the same shallow sass. This isn’t as exciting as I thought it would be, though it probably doesn’t help that I’m going through a lot of personal things right now. But it is absolutely great still.

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It’s up on Amazon and you can buy it here.

It’s a 25,000 word sci-fi/dystopian novella at $.99, and I have both a short blurb and a long blurb you can read to pique your interest.

The world is dead… and for a thousand years, they’ve hidden.

The citizens claim they love Spes, the underground city where they evade the deadly toxins of the surface world, but the walls never end and the guards never cease to watch. There is a longing to escape, and a hope that someday the world might live again.

But how do the people know what they are told is truth? How far will they go to trust the unknown, and how much will they fight for that they cannot have?


The world is dead. The world is dead. The world is dead… and for a thousand years, they’ve hidden. The bulb in the sky burns too hot and the winds of the surface world cut like knives. But it is the air that will kill you—when the cold wind seeps in, you die.

In the underground city of Spes, one bloodline has been granted the living gift by the timeless Eye. Only the Numbers and their blessed blood can survive the toxins of the world-with-no-walls. Through the Home Gate, the Number teleports to distant Gates—where the speeds of time have ripped, and years in one are days in another—to see if time has cured the land from the sins of men long gone and dead. 

Thirty-one Numbers have come and gone, the gilded cloak passed from kin to kin, and when young Victor takes his right as Number Thirty-Two, his callow heart leads him wrong. He breaks the code. He risks his life. He travels to the surface world without planting the seed in his chosen bride, the seed to continue the blood solely his.

The Chancellor and the Eye’s Guard must hope the young Number returns from the voyage to the dead world, or the ancient line will end. And if they end, how will Spes know if the world is habitable? If they end, how will Spes survive the Eye?

So yeah, it’s only $.99 which is pretty much one less soda this week. I’d really appreciate you guys giving me a chance, and if you like it maybe you could leave a review. Every review and every purchase helps me go up the ranks, and higher ranks means more visibility.


February 4 — Buried Hope Release! And Self-Publishing Thoughts

320931_10151145764095378_375534863_n (1)So yeah! I’ve finally gotten around to figuring everything out, and in about a day or two I’ll be self-published. I’m pretty excited; who wouldn’t be? Before anything else, it’s a 25,000 word sci-fi/dystopian novella, the first part of a series, and I’ll have it on Amazon for $.99.

It would mean the world to me if you guys could snag a copy (especially right on the day it gets released) — every single copy I sell on Amazon helps push me up the ranks, and higher ranks means more visibility, and visibility is the key thing you need if you want to play the self-publishing game properly. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app for your tablet or phone (apps like this), and if you don’t have a tablet or phone, you can still download the book onto your computer and read it from there on the Kindle Cloud thing on Amazon. $.99 — charging low because I need to build a following more than I need to make money right now, so maybe drink one less soda today and help a guy out? I’ll make another post right when the book comes out, and after that I promise I’ll stop spamming my followers with this blog’s emails.

Here’s the blurb I have right now, though I may change this before release (it’s way too long by Amazon standards I think):1305759231-city-future-underground-science-fiction-wallpaper

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