Author J Steven Young was born in Chicago and adores its mega-mix of people, backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. Earlier, Steven actually hated reading and writing, leaning more toward drawing and painting. He later started keeping a journal, but it wasn’t until early 2015, after about 30 years working in IT, did he finally decide to go back write something worthwhile. To him, Magic is about creation, something we all can do today, without a spell or a wand. Steven believes early reading and stories that entertain but have a message are fundamental to a child’s development. He has several more Gus books planned and another about his Siamese cat. Fantasy wise, he is writing two more Hashtag Magic books plus many others, including a dystopian novel and a short story for an anthology with other author friends.

Trumpery Resistance

Trumpery Resistance

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MacKenzie Dillon serves as a as a protectorate soldier in the New Republic, a new order that was created from the ravaged mind of a leader who had long ago given up his sanity. Now the New Republic is protected by a wall that keeps out everything that exists in the Wastes and keeps everything within it subjected to the severest restrictions of freedom and mental conditioning.

But MacKenzie is having flashbacks from his youth. The conditioning he has undergone is failing and with it comes a new realization that he is not what he thought he was. Confused by the change in circumstances, he takes on a role that allows him to infiltrate the resistance.

There he uncovers the real reasons behind America’s decline and the formation of the New Republic. But there’s yet more. A secret Caste called the Omega who really controls everything, the truth about the destruction of half the country and a deadly plot that has been set in motion against neighboring nations.

MacKenzie’s quest for the truth and justice is just beginning. But is the way of the resistance any better than what the nation already has?

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