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Follow thirteen-year-old Boyd Under and his older sister Maggie as they enter their grandfather’s secret underwater city. Located at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, Sans Terra is a technological marvel. Within its many domes, citizens enjoy a surprisingly normal city life of parks, shops, restaurants, schools, and apartments. However, life goes from typical to tense when several people inexplicably fall ill. It is up to Boyd, Maggie, and friends to uncover the source of the illness. Will solving this mystery unite friends or turn friends into enemies? Dive in to find out.

 

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UNDER is the second story I ever wrote. I started the manuscript in 2009. I wanted to write a science fiction book with a mystery to solve in an underwater city. The story changed over the years thanks to my friends feedback. I’m proud to share the story of Boyd with my friends, family, and readers!

 

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I’m Back to Writing

Robin Puelma returned my second set of edits and feedback over a month ago. My excuses for not diving in as soon as possible include the Seahawks, fantasy football, school stuff, spending time with friends, rewatching The West Wing with my lovely wife, walking to the park with my daughter, and a lot of family time. I’ve reached the part of the school year where I don’t need to stare at a wall every night to recover the energy I lost teaching third graders in the middle of a school remodel. (So glad to finally have finally passed the “beginning of the school year exhaustion” and happy that my classroom remodel is almost done!) I can’t spend the hours on it that I want to, but I can now at least squeeze in ten minutes of editing here and a thirty minutes of revising there!

Things I’m looking to make happen in my writing world:

First, placing UNDER, NINTH NIGHT, and VERVE STONES on the local author’s shelf at the Lacy Timberland Library. Next, finishing Robin’s feedback and changes and sending the polished draft to another friend who wants to edit and revise. Last, I’m very excited to share the finished BACK OF BEYOND’s cover finished art from Jake at J Celeb Design. He created my VERVE STONE cover art. He outdid himself with his new latest cover. Truly, it is always even better than I can imagine (and I imagine it being very cool).

Do you have a time of year that you are least productive? Fall is obviously mine! I am so glad that that time is passing.

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