That is that. I’ll be posting some other stuff online for Graft soon. I just have to find time where the narrator and I can actually record (it’s fallen through several times). Thanks for the follows folks!
Please note that the cover currently shown was created as a placeholder and will not be part of the final product.
About the author:
Like many people, there was a single moment that changed my life, and mine set me on the path of being a storyteller. I vividly remember sitting with my sister, I was 7 and she was 3, after she begged me to read to her. As an older brother, I always felt the need to be better than I was. Even as a child, I understood I had to set a certain example for my sister, and as we flipped through the pages, I did my best to keep her entertained while being ashamed of my secret, the fact that I couldn’t read.
Speech and language impairment was the designation for my learning disability. I was born with a deformed jaw, resulting in an extensive overbite. This meant that I not only had trouble speaking, but my ability to read and write were also impacted.
It took years of speech therapy, and external motivation from my mother, for me to overcome my disability. I went from being unintelligible to my current level of semi-proficient grunts and caveman-esque speaking.
Arguably, Swan Song, by Robert McCammon, was the novel that saved me. It was the first time I read a book by myself, but that was only possible after the hours I spent reading comic books with my mother and grandmother, various X-Men novelizations, and listening to Marvel Adventures on vinyl. Since then, I’ve always wanted to create my own comic-book, but due to my lack of ability to draw, I decided to write superheroes in prose.
About the Story:
Family is supposed to want the best for you, to keep you safe, but not everyone is lucky enough to have that. Three years ago, Seth Geller turned his back on his heritage, leaving an abusive home only to find himself on the streets. Now, at the age of sixteen, he’s desperately trying to find work in order to support himself, only to be turned away due to his lack of experience and education.
During his job search, he’s caught up in a vicious attack against the Redding Police Department. As the massacre begins, he watches in terror as the men and women that try to save him are cut down before his eyes. Drawn into the battle, Seth reveals himself as being gifted, exposing himself not only to the scrutiny of the world, but also to the hate group that organized the attack.
Inkshares is an intriguing method of publication. It allows the author to have a great deal of control over their work while also providing services like editing and cover creation. Theoretically, I could self-publish Graft, but I wouldn’t be able to hire someone to freelance all the work that needs to be done with it.
How can we help?
There are certain things that I need as an author that are highly difficult to come by, and a good example of that is feedback. Usually, I write and develop projects that would entertain me, that I would love to read or watch, but I’m somewhat of an odd duck. Your feedback is welcome, and I’d also like to hear what you want to see in future installments of The Weaver Chronicles.
Also, if you enjoy this novel it would be nice if you shared it. That would help me out quite a bit.
Why is it titled The Weaver Chronicles: Graft?
Each book in the series is named after the antagonist.
How close to completion is the novel?
Graft has been read by a few beta readers already and I’m currently going through and making revisions based on their comments.
How long is Graft?
Graft is roughly 65,000 words, which is short in comparison to other books, but I will be including a short story at the end as well. Graft comes to a natural end, and I feel it is best to keep it that way.
How long have you been working on Graft?
I started working on this project back in 2012. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it, but due to some health concerns I had to put it on the back burner.
After working on it for so long why is it so important for you to publish it now?
Aside from me wanting to share my work with the world, my grandmother recently passed. She was a large part of my life, and always had faith that I would do something great. Every time I saw her, I’d bring her something I’d written, and she was always proud when she read it, even when I don’t think she meant it. Honestly, I feel like I let her down.
I’ve achieved far more in my life than I thought was possible, but I really don’t have anything to show for it. The last few years have been tough, and I figure I might as well push to fulfill my dream.
Have you published anything else?
Currently, I am under contract with a publisher for a novel and short story scheduled to be released in 2019. I am co-authoring that particular piece with my sister. I was also featured in the Divide and Conquer anthology back in 2014, the story can be read here for free.
When will the campaign start?
I’m hoping to launch the campaign this August.