"In Washington, D.C. it costs $7,000 in city fees to open a pushcart. In California, up to eighty federal and state licenses are required to open a small business. In New York, a medallion to operate a taxicab costs $150,000. More than 700 occupations in the United States require a government license. Throughout the country, church soup kitchens for the homeless are being closed by departments of health. No wonder so many people turn to crime and violence to survive." ~ Jarret Wollstein
I hope you enjoyed this rough cut of Minerva. For your convenience, the entire draft is available in PDF form here. Please let your friends and acquaintances know about it if they might be interested.
And now down to business: If any person or group PayPal's me an advance of $50,000, then I will sign a contract promising to deliver the full-length sequel to Minerva within three years from the date of initial payment. Upon delivery of the final manuscript, I will receive an additional $450,000. Included with the manuscript will be all rights to the sequel, as well as a promise by me to discuss the sequel with no one except those I may consult for technical/stylistic suggestions.