The history of the rejected YA novel I'm now publishing on Substack.
I first started writing Shutdown in late 2011, early 2012.
My debut trilogy was under contract and I wanted Shutdown to be my next book after the trilogy was complete.
It was quite different from Taken, which was a YA dystopia launching during the tail end of the dystopia craze. Shutdown was quieter by comparison. More of a contemporary, but with a subt…
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