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About

From an author described by a Top 50 Reviewer as "one of America's criminally neglected authors," Insurgent is the riveting sequel to the surprise bestseller Republic: A Novel of America's Future.

Three months after the end of the West Virginia civil war, Valerie Murphy faces her worst fears as the violence escalates out of control. Former Congressman Al Clark, now Governor of the bankrupt state, must quell an insurgency even as he struggles to put the state back together. In a small town south of Charleston, West Virginia, Corporal Jim Turville falls in love with Rebecca Mays, a local high school student and ballet dancer, putting both their lives at risk.

When the Kickstarter project is over, Cincinnatus Press will be publishing Insurgent:

  • In 6x9 trade paperback format
  • In ebook format for distribution on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other ebook channels
  • In a limited edition, numbered hardcover printing, exclusive to kickstarter backers and the beta readers group

Why Fund this Project?

Republic found unexpected success when published in 2007 because it tapped into key elements of real life: a wrecked economy, increasingly violent rhetoric between the left and right in politics, and increasing federal power being concentrated in ways that limit our civil liberties. Insurgent continues this story.

Here's some things people have said about Republic and Insurgent:

This novel of America’s future may be prophetic…It will disturb you…It should."–Kenneth J. Bernstein, Daily Kos

"It is now 2012 and the events in this book seem ever more possible." - B. Hoover, Amazon.com

"Seriously, seriously good. And almost frighteningly prescient." - Stephen Collins, Amazon.com

"Insurgent is one damned fine read." - Chris Gerrib, Amazon.com, POD People

Check out the rest of the Amazon reviews of Republic here.

What You Are Funding:

  • Editing! The book is 100% complete, and has been reviewed by a small group of volunteer beta readers. But it still needs professional editing, which will cost a lot of money.
  • The Free Podcast. In 2007, I podcast the complete novel of Republic on iTunes and Podiobooks.com, and I'll be doing it again with Insurgent. Audio quality on Republic was less than it could have been, and I plan to use part of the proceeds from the kickstarter campaign to get decent recording equipment: high end microphones and Adobe Soundbooth software to polish the audio quality.
  • Book launch: When the book launches, I plan to send out copies to book bloggers, reviewers and others to help drive the success of the book. 
  • Rewards! The remainder of money raised through the project will pay for printing and shipping costs for the rewards, primarily the limited edition hardcovers and paperbacks which will be shipped out to backers.

Want to Know More?

You can check out more details about Insurgent, Republic, and other stuff I've written at my website. The Republic podcast is available free at Podiobooks (as will Insurgent once I get it recorded).

Updates! And More!

I'll be sending out backer-only updates on this project as it moves along. I'd also invite you to connect on TwitterFacebook or Goodreads


Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledges of $250 or more get:

    * The limited edition, numbered, autographed hardcover edition
    * Autographed copy of Republic (paperback)
    * A character named after you or the person of your choice
    * Exclusive access to early scenes from Book 3, Influenza, as they are produced (delivery in 2013)

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