Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1)
by Aden Polydoros
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.
Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?
In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass…
Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Aden’s family moved to Arizona when he was in second grade. As a kid, he spent much of his time exploring the desert near his home. When he wasn’t searching for snakes and lizards, he was raiding the bookshelves of the local library. As a teenager, Aden decided that he wanted to be a writer. He spent his free time writing short stories. He was encouraged by his English teacher to try his hand at writing a novel, which inspired him to begin PROJECT PANDORA. The YA thriller is set for publication with Entangled Publishing in Summer of 2017. He is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada US.
Guest Post Question
Where are your favorite places to write?
If I am writing at home, I almost always write in my room. It is more comfortable for me to lay down on my bed and type than sit in my chair, so I usually end up doing that. My cat jumps on my bed and joins me, which can sometimes be annoying when she mistakes my keyboard for a cushion—or my head for a chair.
I have a wall of thrift store paintings next to my bed, which I like to look at when I am writing. Most of them are of relaxing landscapes. I also have two Salvador Dali posters of Swans Reflecting Elephants and The Elephants, which are my favorite paintings by him. Usually, I will have a coffee mug within reach, either balanced on the trunk next to my bed or on my desk (which has become a glorified nightstand covered in books and papers).
Although caffeine drives my creative process, I don’t really like going to coffee shops to write. They’re too noisy and I easily get distracted by people coming and going. Usually, if I am not writing in my room then I am sitting out in the kitchen or outside. I like sitting outside when it is raining, underneath the shelter of the porch. I don’t bring my laptop out in the rain, but I’ll bring a pad of paper and a pencil and scribble down ideas. The rain is so soothing, some of my best ideas have come during storms.
I also enjoy writing while traveling. If I have a long journey, I’ll sit on the bus or train and write in a notebook or on my laptop. Over the last five months, I’ve spent a lot of time on buses and trains. As long as the ride is smooth, I can usually knock out maybe 800 words per hour writing by hand. I’ve completed a good portion of my current WIP on the road. I haven’t tried voice-to-text software yet, but I may eventually decide to start using it while I go on walks.
The classroom is also one of my favorite places to write. Usually, after copying down notes or waiting for the other students to finish reading, I’ll scribble ideas into my notebook. I don’t have a lot of time to write in class, but when I do have a couple minutes free, I’ll try to get out a paragraph or two.
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