[sic] by Scott Kelly
Six teens are devoted to a game with one rule: If a player gets tagged, they must change their life within the next fifteen minutes. The better the player, the bigger the change. One might give their car away, or punch the school bully. Another might change identities or sacrifice their virginity. Anything to keep evolving, to avoid fitting into a label or caring about the junk they own. But their quest for enlightenment has taken a rotten final turn – one of the players has murdered the game’s creator, the teen prophet (cult leader?) David Bloom.
Our narrator is being framed for the crime; can he clear his name and discover which of his lifelong friends is the murderer before he takes the fall?
[sic] is a gritty teen murder mystery that delves into the psychology of enlightenment among the criminally dysfunctional. The “Eureka Edition” is an entirely rewritten version of the book exclusive to Amazon, featuring re-imagined scenes and fresh dialog.
When Scott was eleven, he was so upset by the ending of the classic story Robin Hood that he wrote his own and stuck it into the book. By the time he was nineteen, he’d written four novels–the latest, JIMWAMBA, was published by an independent press in the United Kingdom. Dissatisfied with the experience, he took to stealing paper from his university and selling staple-bound copies of his manuscript at local festivals and gatherings. Eventually putting paper aside, he earned thousands of readers and critical acclaim across websites like Bookrix, WEBook, Wattpad and Amazon with a series of thought-provoking eBooks.
Scott’s constant need to improve his writing took him through a college education in Literature. He became determined to bring what he loved about classic literature to the modern reader, in a manner they’d appreciate as something new, but with its dues paid. He strives to write daring literature that asks difficult questions about the nature of humanity, but without losing sight of the fact these are stories. He delights in taking complex philosophical and metaphysical themes, but breaking them down using entertaining, familiar story setups–that he then mangles in attractive ways.
Now thirty, he lives in Austin with his wife Erin, and continues his mission to save compelling, thought-provoking literature for a new wave of readers.