So I know in my first post I mentioned that the reason I started this blog was because I wrote a book and I’m trying to build a fan base, but I realized that I never really talked about the book itself (which would probably help with the website that I created for my book).
A long time ago my mind spurred up the idea for a book out of nowhere. I can’t really tell you what triggered it, but I bounced it off my mom and she loved the idea. I thought at the time that I’d write the idea down and develop it when I got older and writing was actually my profession. But after the move (as you may have read in my first post) opportunities opened up for me. My mom was talking to her friend on the phone the day before November started and the topic strayed to my writing, which I had begun to do more often. Her friend suggested that I should take part in NaNoWriMo and I decided, heck, why not?
I finished writing Effeminate Earth, book about a dystopian society where they’ve eliminated all men, but a male is accidentally born, before the month even ended. I was so excited, but I thought that it probably wouldn’t go anywhere. Then I started doing some research and submitted it to three publishing companies that allowed unsolicited manuscripts. One replied the next day saying that they really wanted to publish me. I was super excited. I was sure that I’d be rejected; I had heard all the horror stories about how it took forever to get your manuscript accepted by a publishing company.
I even got sent a contract.
But then the lady I was working with found out I was a minor and had to drop me. I was devastated at first, but then my mom’s friend told me that self publishing was usually better anyways; you 100% of the rights and 100% of the profits.
So voilà! Here I am.
And here is the short synopsis of my book.
Men have been scientifically proven to be the cause of all troubles on Earth: wars, murders, violence, robberies, everything that is wrong with society. So what should the government do? Slowly eradicate all males of course!
After over one hundred years of careful, scientific elimination, the male species is extinct. Sarah Williams, a high-ranking government official in the Department of Scientifically Generated Incubation (SGI) and convicted believer that all males are evil, decides it’s her turn to have a child. But when her child unexpectedly turns out to be a boy, all of her beliefs go out the window and she does everything within her power to hide him from the Department of Male Eradication.
Hidden in a secret basement his entire life and shielded from the corrupt society, Abel Williams has never stepped foot outside…until he’s drawn out of his room to save a damsel in distress (sort of). But he never expected to get caught on his first excursion and he definitely didn’t expect to spark a revolution.
Ta da! Don’t forget to comment what you think. And because I’m so nice, anyone who comments on this gets sent the first two chapters of the book!
Thanks so much for reading!
Love you all,
Julia E. Flowers