Update from City-State: Americans are still too well informed about the goings on of their government. Their citizens doth protest too much. Here at the ministry of entertainment, we plan proper distractions for our citizens. Anything we can do to keep them from understanding the actual goals of government policy. A policy that basically lets … More US Propaganda efforts making progress, still ineffective
“It was customary for girls in their 16th year to register their reproductive system with the government. The girls filled out a form, gave biometric data, DNA samples, and they had a simple examination. This made early detection appointments streamlined in the future. Also, the government could database who was in their child-bearing years and … More Chapter nine excerpt. Freaky thought.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, yes you are. Here is a perfect example: Buzzfeed found that two “news” sites – one very liberal and one very conservative – were actually owned by the same company. Both sides reported on the same stories, used the same sources, and the same level of outrage over … More Living in a Dystopia yet?
Once you’ve adopted an ideology, life becomes less about identifying real problems and more about eliminating anything that defies your ideology. Anything that defies the ideology is a problem, and the solution is your ideology. … More Ideology: A weapon of mass destruction
Ever get the feeling that the idea of “national healing” is just an idea in our heads? We expect “them” to heal. Never us. The winners don’t need to heal do they? Nah. That’s just for losers. Then we flip the script. The once-losers become the winners. And even though the now-winners remember what it … More National healing
We are in the midst of a heated argument – James and myself, the co-writers, are at odds. This is my perception of City-State’s ultimate villain, Supreme Judge Kaisin Harkin: To me, a female reader and writer, Harkin exudes power with remarkable good looks and exceptional charisma. As a co-writer, I have spent many hours … More But He’s MINE, and He’s HOT!
Chapter One: The S-Classer of the novel, StarChild, has been converted into a beautiful word cloud via worditout.com. As Jeremy endures the aircab driver’s crazy maneuvers through the skies of Layer Seven, he envisions his new career as a wonderful, thrilling life changing event. And yes, Jeremy’s life will change.
Self-publishing – why are there so many rules? Look, the perk to being an indie author is having total control of creativity, deadlines, and event planning. But as I read author interviews, blog posts, and other internet fodder, I have noticed that there are a few specific “rules” that writers “must” follow. No, I refuse … More Oh, These Silly, Senseless Rules!
City-State ventured into the cold, blistery winter weather on Saturday. I arrived at MacDaddy’s Winter Fest in Cape Carteret, North Carolina. I was joined by two additional authors: Dave Atwell and Chrissy Lessey. Dave is the author of Rotting Frontier, and Chrissy is the author of The Coven. Both Dave and … More City-State Stays Warm and Cozy at Winter Fest
Hello! I hope everyone is having a great day! Our chapter by chapter release of the novel StarChild continues with Chapter Four: The Vote of Acclaim. Read Chapter Four HERE. Enjoy the boisterous Senate hearing as the dashing Supreme Judge Kaisin Harkin appears before his colleagues to sway the vote for the controversial S-Amendment to the … More StarChild – Part I – Chapter Four: The Vote of Acclaim