For Book Beginnings:
Although my heart was back in my chest where it belonged, after too many years bound haphazardly to my flannel shirtsleeves by overused guitar strings and clichés, it was more exposed today than I’d prefer. I had no meetings scheduled today, but I played dress-up anyway.
- beginning of The Ruins of Tropicalia, Episode 1: Museum of a Museum
“You were CIA? I didn’t know that.”
Charles wished he’d brought his notes. The Colonel was leaving out details, admittedly details unimportant to Charles’s reason for being here, but troubling in a different way.
“Yeah. It wasn’t as glamorous as you might think. I made contacts, I wrote reports, but nothing ever came of it. Nothing objectively good or bad ever happened because of me that I know of. Tropicalia had become officially pacifist by then. Their war was over.”
- p. 6, The Ruins of Tropicalia, Episode 2:What Can I Tell You?
(there is no page 56!)
(there is no page 56!)
Book Details & SummaryCheck The Ruins of Tropicalia website for two new episodes weekly! The first episode just came out JUNE 24!
Details: The Ruins of Tropicalia is a serialized adventure story, accompanied by new music by indie rock-n-roll band The Amends. Two new chapters/episodes of TROT debut each week from 6/24/14 until its completion at the end of August. Available for FREE in multiple formats (mobi/Kindle, EPUB, PDF, etc.) both ONLINE and on a mobile app.
A new single from The Amends will premiere each Wednesday throughout TROT’s run at the above locations as well as http://theamendsband.com.
TROT is written by Tyler Taylor, Elizabeth Troy, Regina Porter, and Anonymous. The Amends are: Drew Weikart (lead vocals/guitar), Tyler Taylor (guitar/keys/ vocals), Chris Childress (bass), and Shay Byington (drums).
Expanded Plot Summary: In early 2014, a group of Americans gathered on a remote Central American peninsula to experience the last days of an unsullied tropical paradise before its development into a corporate retreat for the world’s biggest tech company. Many of them believed they were there accidentally, but none of them were. This is the story of how a group of restless, indecisive idiot discovered who brought them there, and what they could be. This is the story of a country and a civilization few remember ever existed. This is the story behind the most mysterious mass Disappearance of the 21st things get bad, you rescue what you can...