Earth Begins, Book I: The Chronicles of Aalexi
A neo western, post-apocalyptic adventure ride crafted by Julia McCoy. Coming Summer 2022. 8+, safe for all ages.
In the fall of 2021, I had a once-in-a-lifetime, life-changing opportunity.
I sold my agency of ten years to a husband-and-wife team, Adam and Alicia Oakley, confident in their skills to build upon my agency’s reputation, growth, and team. After years of venturing down this road, I had a successful exit in September of 2021. With Express Writers no longer mine to run, my life considerably changed.
And Earth Begins is one of those dreams.
I’m venturing into a new genre, a new audience, and going back to my roots. Full story: back when I was 12, I wrote a 200-page novel in one summer that peers on Writing.com couldn’t stop reading. In fact, I was told by readers triple my age that writing stories was my gift, and I should pursue it full-time. But a career in content marketing beckoned, and I followed the path of freelance writing, turning that into a ten-year strong content writing business. I don’t regret a single year of those ten years. In fact, I don’t believe I would be the writer and leader I am today without it.
That said, I’m incredibly thrilled to embrace my childhood dream again… and bring Earth Begins into the world.
Earth Begins, Book I: An Adventure Tale Full of Hope, Meaning, and Truth
I feel those three things are incredibly absent from our world today: Hope. Meaning. Truth.
We received the shock of our lives with the pandemic of 2020. And let’s be honest. Have we even found a “new normal?”
During the lockdown and all the subsequent periods of turmoil (racial divide, the 2020 election, stories of death and destruction broadcasted on every network), I found relief by turning to the classics. The books I grew up on. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. (I binged three of his seven-book series in a month.) We watched the movies with our daughter, and felt inspiration light up our house again.
I turned back into my files, and pulled up a series that hit my heart more than three years ago… Earth Begins.
Long before the pandemic, long before today’s age of heavy social unrest and divide, I’d created a tale of a world full of good and evil… where good wins. Where the adventure on the pages springs to life in bold bright, energy; full of faith, hope, and beauty.
I have huge dreams for this book. HUGE. For one, I believe it’s what the world needs right now. I believe it will respark the imagination of my readers in new ways, stir up faith that could be dying or lost, and challenge you to think bigger, bolder.
I can’t wait to welcome you to this adventure story. Get ready for the ride of your life.
Estimated length of the first book: a weekend read. 40,000w or 200-odd pages in a 6×9.
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