My name is Fred Gordon, I’m a C5-C6 quadriplegic. I wrote an autobiography of my life called Still Looking Up. I wrote the book in hopes of inspiring any reader but especially people with spinal cord injury. In my years of being in a wheelchair I’ve heard horror stories of depression, not wanting to live and the hard times of adjusting to a new situation. I’ve been blessed to have not gone through any hard times with adjusting, and I want to give back to those that do. Not just SCI or wheelchair individuals but anybody that has gone through something that had the potential to stop their progression through life.
The world will not end in 2012, Amara just knows it. The 20-year-old college reporter is set on debunking the Maya calendar myths and restoring the peace. But when a covert group starts hunting her, she and her roommate Cayden are forced to uncover her grandfather’s mysterious past.
At 20-years old, Mahaway is the brightest scribe in Ox Te’ Tuun, a powerful ancient Maya city. Then in 900 A.D., her life is torn apart by a greedy new king’s war. She, her best friend Yochi, and a new friend Ichik must band together to fight back and save their home. In doing so, they expose a deadly weapon, one that threatens to ruin everything.
Though these two young women live in different ages, their paths’ cross when Amara is tasked with discovering and stopping a secret before December 21 to save herself, and the world.
(On a side note, you’ll learn some interesting facts about the classic Maya reading my book. I did a lot of research, and tried to incorporate as much as I could.)
2. Why did you become an indie writer?
For a few reasons. Writing is something I have to do—if I go for long periods of time without writing, I feel anxious and restless. After getting my M.S. in publishing and working for a couple publishers, including Simon & Schuster and Random House, I decided that I really liked e-books and experimenting with different models. Digital publishing has really leveled the playing field for indie authors, I think, and I wanted to learn everything I could about it.