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Lights go out in a record heat wave. ATMs spit out money. Researchers die on the glacier. China moves on Taiwan. Three heroes must act.
Lights go out in a record heat wave. ATMs spit out money. Researchers die on the glacier. China moves on Taiwan. Three heroes must act.
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Cyber Fire: cyber war, economic chaos & climate change

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Summary

Cyber Fire is a fast paced action novel set in the present day where cyber attacks cripple the Southwestern electric grid during a record heat wave and heroes must race against time to thwart them. China hacks US ATMs causing economic panic while their fleet moves to retake Taiwan. Meanwhile, just as Leah Brooks discovers faster glacier melting than ever imagined, her team is thrown into chaos by a storm and their ship begins sinking in the North Atlantic hurricane...

Plan

December: Focus exclusively on a succesful Kickstarter Launch. Promote on social media, add video chats, email, instagram, facebook etc. 

January: Collaborate with create team on book design and layout. Order Kickstarter rewards.

February: Finalize design, create ebook, order book copies

March: Book Launch Event, mail books to backers, promote like it's December all over again! 

Why? 

As an Environment and Technology Studies major, I learned that our world is in an acute environmental crisis. As an MBA and small business owner, I've studied the macroeconomy and seen how vulnerable our trust-based system is when digital money outnumbers paper money by orders of magnitude. Finally, as a writer, why not weave the the science and economics of these existential threats into a great action adventure? The book isn't preachy, it's powerful. 

What would I do with extra money above my goal?

After shouting wildly and throwing cash in the air I would...

  • Upgrade my membership in the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance to a Promotional Membership ($70 more needed)
  • Double the initial paperback run to 250 books ($650) 
  • Expand the hardcover run to 100 instead of 30 ($1100)
  • Expand my marketing budget
  • Go on a freakin book tour
     

Risks and challenges

The design and creation of the physical book is always a challenging process, however by engaging the same graphic designer that I used for my last book (Katie Murphy), I'm confident that we will create a terrific book and 'be on the same page.' Obviously if this campaign fails, I'll have to go back to the drawing board on how to publish the book without going into debt, but I'm confident that this story has wide appeal.

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