Announcing the Pre-Release of my Young Adult ’80s Comedy: SOULLESS CREATURES
My second independently published novel, Soulless Creatures will be released August 15, 2015
Roy: “I don’t have a brother. If you want to take my tone of voice for intense jealousy, I won’t correct you.”
Jonathan: (After Roy suggests that he become a Communist): “I only want to piss my mom off. I don’t want to kill her.”
Abby: “I”m on my way to see the President of the United States. I’d rather not have him see me with mascara stains.”
Working-class future leader Roy Castleberry and pampered over-thinker Jonathan Campbell are 18-year-old freshmen at the University of Oklahoma who think they know everything. Roy thinks Jonathan could succeed in wooing Abby if he stopped obsessing over Walden. Jonathan thinks Roy could learn to be self-actualized if he’d stop flirting with every girl he meets. They make a wager: if Roy can prove that he has some poetic thought, some inner life, A SOUL, then Jonathan will give him the car he got for graduation. Roy takes the bet because he thinks this is the easiest game he’s ever played. Roy spends the rest of the school year proving the existence of his soul, competing against Jonathan for Abby’s attention, dodging RAs who are curious about the fake ID ring in his room and dealing with his past. For Roy and Jonathan, college life in 1986 is richer, (both experientially and financially) than either of them expected.