For me, this story is personal because I just had my first child. Scavenger gave me an emotional experience in writing that almost documents how I’ve grown as a human being since Kai was born, the new feelings I have as a father and husband.
If you’re a fan of the Adventures in Sci-fi Publishing podcast, then you’re already familiar with the podcast’s producer and host, Timothy Ward. Today I’m very happy to share Tim’s newest release, Scavenger, which is set in Hugh Howey’s SAND world (with the permission of Hugh Howey, of course 🙂 ).
Book Description (In Tim’s Own Words)
So, what is Scavenger? It is about a sand diver who is grieving the loss of his son, and is given an opportunity to move on, but possibly in the wrong direction. The job he is offered could harden his heart enough to forget about his son, but it would also mean the final break between him and his estranged wife.
For me, this story is personal because I just had my first child. Scavenger gave me an emotional experience in writing that almost documents how I’ve grown as a human being since Kai was born, the new feelings I have as a father and husband. As a husband, I’m seeing how spouses can turn against each other when the baby creates tension. Coming from a broken home, my two biggest goals are being a great husband and father, but I also understand the temptation to push people away.
I’m an introvert, and sometimes I form walls that exclude even those I love. Sometimes, I wonder if a worst case scenario is forming walls so thick that they become permanent, and in spite of my desire to have a joyful relationship with wife and child, I fail.
Scavenger is the story of someone on the verge of failure in that way.
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If you’re a Hugh Howey fan, and especially if you’ve read SAND, then you’ll want to grab Tim’s novelette in order to delve into this fascinating story.
Tim has 10 FREE ebook copies of Scavenger available! Just email me (aleshaescobar3 [at] gmail.com), comment below, or tweet me to get your free copy. First come, first serve, so don’t sleep on this 🙂