Young Adult Fiction Writer

Tag: Year Zero

Two Truths And A Lie About Year Zero

I’m not a famous author or anything (that’s true, but it’s not one of the two), so people don’t often ask me questions about my debut novel, Year Zero. And if I sit around and wait, I’ll never get all this stuff swimming around in my head out there into the universe. Thus, this post…. Read More ›

Excerpt From The Sequel To Year Zero.

I’ve toyed with the idea of posting something from the sequel to Year Zero for a couple of weeks now. I have finally decided to just go ahead and do it. I must give you a few warnings though: This is in first draft form. I’ve not done any editing yet. Thus there might be… Read More ›

Launch Day

Well Launch day for Year Zero has arrived. It has been a long, but overall, enjoyable journey. I have met so many kind, supportive people along the way. And this is just my first book. I can’t wait to see how many more fantastic people I’ll come across on two, and three etc. I’m doing… Read More ›

Soft Launch

Hello, all you wonderful people. The official wide launch date for my novel, Year Zero, is May 31. I know I promised to post the first few chapters after edits etc. back in March, but I’d thought why not go one better. Below you’ll find a link to a kindle sample of Year Zero, download… Read More ›


My publisher, Spinning Monkey Press, and I are going to be giving away five signed copies of Year Zero. All you have to do to enter is head on over to Goodreads. The giveaway starts this Saturday May 7 and runs to launch day on May 31. The book description follows. Good Luck, and happy… Read More ›

Year Zero: From Concept to Conclusion. Part 2 of a few

Hello again. So, the pre-orders for the e-book version of Year Zero went up since last we spoke. I’m trying hard to not look at the sales data until official launch day. Wish me luck. When last we spoke, I spoke about Joey. Today, we’re going to talk about the plot development and see where… Read More ›

Year Zero: From Concept to Conclusion. Part 1 of I’ve no clue.

Sorry I’ve been away for a bit. Crunch time with the book launch date six weeks away and all. Anyway, what I thought I’d talk about over the next few posts is how Year Zero came to exist, and where the characters came from. Some of it may be information I’ve divulged elsewhere, and I’m… Read More ›

Chapter Five

Five   Harlan is getting sick of sitting in the SUV. It’s the twentieth stop of the evening, and all he wants is a cold brew and some sleep. He glances in the rearview. The meat wagon is still there. The driver leans against the pickup, a smoke hanging limply from his lips as he… Read More ›

Chapter Four

FOUR   NOV YEAR ZERO, DAY 1 I don’t know who is reading this. Maybe you’re in a distant future. A future free of The Corporation, Sons, and identification scans, and none of this means much to you. Maybe I languish in a cell, and you’re the Inquisitor sentencing me to death. Perhaps I’m writing… Read More ›

Chapter Three

Three   A secure state requires a secure police force; therefore, no private citizen may possess weapons of any kind without being a duly designated member of the Militia, henceforth to be known as The Sons of Liberty. –Second Amendment, Constitution of The Incorporated Precincts of America   I’ve barely shut the door before Julia… Read More ›