What would you do if you could see your future?
For smalltown newspaper reporter Jackson Ellis, his answer is: Nothing. After abusing his power as a child, Jackson hadn’t tapped into his ability for over a decade until his ability forced itself back into Jackson’s consciousness. He sees the girl of his dreams – the girl he is supposed to love and marry.
Just one problem – she’s dead.
Or at least, that’s how she appears when he first meets Kristina Walsh in the basement of the local funeral home. Kristina is a young woman with a troubled past of her own. For over a decade, a mysterious shadowy organization simply called The Company has controlled Kristina and now her ruthless fellow operative Donnie Cloyd will stop at nothing to get her back.
In this debut novel from Will Swardstrom, Jack and Kristina must battle Donnie Cloyd for her freedom and much more in this story of self-discovery, love and what it means to be human.
Targeted Age Group: 12+
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My book is science fiction with some young adult as well. I would say science fiction is different because you not only think about what is, but what may be. All the news out there — a science fiction writer has to look at it all and say, “what if?” With me, that’s taking reality and speculating where it may go.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
To aspiring writers, I would say — don’t give up. When you’ve hit a wall, write something — anything! You need to just keep writing.
About the Author: Will Swardstrom is a high school social studies teacher in Southern Illinois. Previously working in radio and newspaper, he turned his attention to teaching five years ago, but always had a desire to write a book someday. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Sarah, for 13 years and has one daughter, two cats and a very high-maintenance dog. He has previously self-published a short story entitled Perfect Game. He is currently at work on a sequel to Dead Sleep and a short story set in Hugh Howey’s WOOL Universe.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Everything! This is my debut novel, so it is almost as if my whole life was my inspiration. However, I will say that I went to a funeral in January and simply waiting in line gave me the idea for my opening chapter and I went from there. Since this is my first novel, there was a lot of my life that inspired this as well — the main character is very much like me in many ways.