I'm pleased to announce that Ambassador International (AI) will be publishing my 2016 novel Mindfire! I do not have a release date yet but I wanted to let everyone know.
I originally wrote Mindfire as part of the 2013 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) event over the course of three weeks. Then I took a couple of years to edit it. After that, I created the cover and self-published the book on Amazon.
Now that I am with AI, I will be pulling the current version from Amazon so it can undergo additional editing and presumably get a new cover. I'm excited about the new possibilities this opens up!
Here is the synopsis for Mindfire:
Twenty-year-old Leia Hamilton discovers that she can move things -- and set them on fire -- with her mind, a result of her father being a former superhero and her mother, the deadliest of supervillains. Unlike other superhero-related novels, the focus in Mindfire isn't on secret identities, costumes or evil plots endangering the world. Instead, the female protagonist's self-discovery and adaptation to her circumstances take precedence. This novel is also a psychological thriller, delving into mystery, alive with action, unafraid to show love and explore spirituality. But at its heart, Mindfire pulls you into a diverse world of human and superhuman heroes and villains, unapologetically revealing who they are and why none of them are perfect.
Leia's father and step-mother tried to hide their past from her until she was ready: a time when they were part of a team of superheroes. That team disbanded two decades ago after a series of tragedies but that didn't prevent their problems from being passed on to their children. Making life and death decisions with virtually no experience and incredible power, some of Leia's choices have terrible consequences. For Leia, this leads to a personal crossroads and a search for redemption.
I will add updates as I learn more. Stay tuned!
About the author
Allen Steadham is a nondenominational Christian. Happily interracially married since 1995 and the proud father of two sons and a daughter. He and his wife have been in the same Christian band since 1997. He plays electric bass, she plays strings, they both sing. It's all good.
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