Because 25 Perfect Days wasn’t enough, here comes 5 More.
5 More Perfect Days is the companion to 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader's Best Indie Books for 2013 "”perfectly disturbing, a walk through a possible future as bleak as George Orwell's 1984. Scary, realistic, and satisfying" IndieReader review of 25 Perfect Days. Five interlinked stories, each written from a different character’s point of view, 5 More Perfect Days continues the dystopian nightmare of 25 Perfect Days, with more tales of the sacrifice, courage, and love needed to survive and overcome this nightmare.
A TOTALITARIAN STATE DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN OVERNIGHT. IT’S A SLOW, DANGEROUS SLIDE.
Mark Tullius is the author of 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader's Best Indie Books for 2013. An Ivy League graduate, Mark lists Chuck Palahniuk and Stephen King as the authors who most influence his own writing. He attests that attending Tom Spanbauer's Dangerous Writing workshop marked the turning point in his career. In addition to 25 Perfect Days, Mark is the published author of five books and over two dozen short stories. His blog addresses a wide range of topics including mental health, fitness, parenting, and social issues; one of his blogs was featured by the NoH8 Campaign.Mark's passion for martial arts once had him competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). When head injuries sidelined his training, Mark launched a project called Unlocking the Cage that merges his love of the martial arts, his talent for writing, and his sociology degree from Brown University. In October 2014, Mark was invited to guest lecture on the Sociology of Martial Arts at his alma mater.Unlocking the Cage is a sociological study of why fighters are drawn to the sport of MMA, and why, despite actual and potential injuries, they continue to climb into the cage. Mark has traveled to 23 states, visited over 100 gyms, and interviewed close to 400 fighters from very diverse backgrounds. UTC is due to be released in November 2015. Interviews from Mark's travels can be found on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MarkTullius.Mark resides in Southern California with his wife and two children.For more information about Mark's work, he invites you to connect with him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorMarkTullius), Twitter (@MarkTullius1), and Instagram (mark_tullius). You can follow his blog at www.MarkTullius.com.
"From the unique writing abilities of Mark Tullius, author of the gripping dystopian novel, 25 Perfect Days, the intertwining stories of those affected by an overbearing and controlling government that dictates to its populace, comes 5 More Perfect Days. In this companion novella, 5 more stories of life under the brutal and heavy handed control over the masses are unveiled. Some occur simultaneously to 25 Perfect Days filling in a few gaps with more details, more depth and certainly more horrors of living in this dystopian world where the individual lives under the watchful eye of "Big Brother."Completely mesmerizing, there is a message within that screams, "This COULD happen!" Are we not already experiencing the shock of typing our name into a search engine and seeing our life come up as results? If you carry a cellphone or drive a car, isn't there a way you can be tracked? What about credit card usage? Imagine the watchful eye of the government in your own home as the characters in Mark Tullius' imagination must endure? Even freedom of speech or the right to protest can become a deadly nightmare, not because of those who feel differently, but because the government is tracking you, spying on you, laying a trap for you. Even a human gesture of kindness can be lethal.The world Mark Tullius takes us to is thought-provoking, terrifying and far too easily imagined as becoming real, maybe not in our time, but what of our children or grandchildren? Thanks, Mark, the rebel in me now wants to smile and wave at every traffic camera, every toll camera and maybe even the motion detectors in my home. Get ready to have your world rocked with 5 More Perfect Days." Dii (a top 500 amazon reviewer)