SUSY Asylum (Lorne Family Vault #2)
written by Michael Pierce
published by ParousiaSix Publishing
About the book: In SUSY Asylum, there is no release. There is no escape. No hope.
Oliver and Desiree are introduced to the writings of a mysterious blogger, Commodore Chaos, when they return to Provex City to indulge in what the sublime city has to offer. The blogger claims the Lornes are collecting people venturing between the higher planes of awareness and locking them away in a mythical asylum. But are these legitimate concerns for inter-plane travelers or just the ramblings of an anonymous conspiracy blogger?
Oliver looks to Provex City as his only connection to his father while Desiree looks to the city as an escape from the torment of losing her best friend—again. Provex City is a wonder of beautiful treasures, entrancing them to continue returning. But behind the beauty, wolves have continued hunting Oliver, a boy who is still unaware of his importance in the rebellion.
Oliver’s belief is waning. Desiree will not always be by his side. Mr. Gordon will not always come to his aid. Oliver finds himself alone, forced to confront his biggest fears, fight his inner demons, and face the very cold reality that no one is coming to save him.
Welcome to SUSY Asylum.
The Daily Balancing Act of an Indie Author
I wrote short stories from elementary school through most of college, but I really began perusing a writing career about four years ago. At that time, I had a flexible schedule at my job, an easy commute, and no children. Nearly two years ago now, all that changed. I began a new career with triple the commute, and my wife and I welcomed our baby daughter into the world—all within a month and a half of each other. Needless to say, my work/family/writing balance became significantly more challenging. But I was excited about my new career, I so love my family and writing, so I had to find a way to make it all work.
I’ve learned to use my time as wisely as possible because I don’t have much to of it spare. I have a 2-hour daily commute and work 40+ hours a week. I try to get some writing done before work and during my lunch break. Unfortunately, I don’t get that luxury every day (while I’m at work, work needs to come first, with its abundance of time sensitive demands). When I get home in the evening, we have family time for about an hour before my daughter goes to bed. Afterward, my wife and I make dinner and relax for an hour or so, and then it’s back to the computer for writing/editing/formatting/blogging/promoting (the many hats of an indie author). I try to get some writing done on the weekends as well, but weekends are reserved for most of my family and friend time.
I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the support of those around me. Writing is my second job and I need to set aside specific time for the many indie author tasks. My wife is a saint, so supportive and understanding to let me work through the evenings and she continues to encourage me to follow my dream. One day I will be a fulltime author, but until then, I will continue my careful balancing act. It’s a long and bumpy road, one that would be so incredibly lonely to travel down without the support from my wife and the rest of my family and friends. Writing is a big commitment, but I love it and believe it’s a dream worth pursuing…and I will continue to do so.
Thank you, Chrissy, for hosting me today.
About the author: I believe in a future where I will be able to write full-time, a picture I already hold vividly in my mind. It all starts with my debut young adult novel, Provex City. I love Harry Potter & The Marbury Lens, Tool & Elliott Smith, Dexter & Donnie Darko, bold coffee & amber ale. I also love dabbling with writing music and recording, with no illusions of ever making it a career. I am ecstatically married and the lucky father to a beautiful baby girl.