A New Year, A New Project – Upheaval

Now that The Stitcher is finished and published, it’s time to get to work on the next book.


What if there were a creature living in the earth? What if all life on earth was born from its dreaming, and all world-wide destructive events were triggered by its waking up?

Gage is a fourteen year-old “delver,” recruited by the government to unearth relics of a past age which enjoyed greater technological capabilities than his own. With the help of his friends he finds the secret behind the Upheavals the world is experiencing: The creature is waking up! And to make it worse, his own government is doing everything they can to stop Gage from saving the world.

This novel is designed as for middle-grade readers, and its size is estimated to be 35,000 – 45,000 words.

Current Progress: 8,000 words. Lots of work to do!

What do you think of the concept for the story?


2 thoughts on “A New Year, A New Project – Upheaval

  1. Tristen Hawatmeh May 28, 2015 / 1:56 am

    Mr slattery how is your summer

    Tristen Hawatmeh


    • Ryan J Slattery May 29, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      Great Tristen! Good to hear from you! Summer’s a blast so far. My wife and I are getting ready for Clare, we’re having fun and cleaning house, etc. Plus I get a little more time to paint, write, study, and even play Magic. Still working on quitting soda…but all’s well. How about you?

      btw, do you still a non-school email address? It would be easier to communicate via email rather than comments on my website. slatts@gmail.com


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