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In a Dystopian United States, a few young Americans ignite a Revolution and find themselves leading a fight to take back their country.

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The Stagner Chronicle: An Oral History of the Second American Revolution

Set in the near future in which the United States is ruled by a dystopian government, this novel chronicles the actions of a set of revolutionaries. They write a manifesto that accidently sparks a revolution. When the source material is tracked back to them, they must escape capture while simultaneously coordinating a a coup-de-tat against the strongest military in the world. 

Oral histories are a rare and exploratory platform.  Two of the most popular in modern literature are "World War Z" and "Rant."  I have fallen in love with this genre over the past three years and I believe you will too.  The main idea is that the book is written after the events take place.  A character in the novel interviews all the other characters in the novel.  The interviews are spliced together to tell the story in perpetual first person.  If you haven't read an oral history before, I can guarantee that you will love the style.

The Stagner Chronicle is a blend of science fiction and political writing. Although there are some young adult themes within the story, I had a hard time calling the novel YA. Readers will enjoy this novel if they enjoy other soft science fiction novels (Feed, Rant, etc) or if they like other Dystopian novels (The Hunger Games, 1984, etc.). The novel is approximately 70,000 words.

Today’s publishing world is so impersonal. You don’t get to interact with fans except at readings scheduled for you by your publisher. Everything about today’s publishing world is about how to make the most money. I don’t want to be a part of that world. It is poison for creativity. Through Kickstarter, I can get my work out to those who want to read it and interact with these people in an honest and open way. I don’t care if I make money off my writing. I just want to get it out there.

Your funding will help make this book a reality without me spending my rent money in the process. This includes everything from printing, editing, ISBN, cover art, shipping, etc. Also note that I am also a part of KICKING IT FORWRD. This means that 5% of the final funds will flow into other Publishing projects here on Kickstarter.

ABOUT THE REWARDS: I am offering a wide variety of rewards so that you have a many different choices. Of course, the book itself is the main reward. However, I am offer several other types of awards. Four of the rewards deal with editing your written work. I am a qualified editor. Not only have I edited several of my own scripts, but I also maintain a 5-Star Elance account where I edit other peoples work. Other than that, the most interesting rewards I have include a bookmark of the Revolutionary Flag and a movie-sized poster of the text of The American Manifesto (below).

Still interested in funding this campaign?  The first chapter of the Stagner Chronicle can be found here.  If you would like more examples of my writing, my website can be found here.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

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