Author: Timothy Miller
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release Date: August 13, 2013
Fourteen-year-old Michael Stevens has never been ordinary; no orphan who hears music coming from rocks considers himself a typical teenager. But life gets a lot more complicated when two-foot-tall, albino, doll-like men sneak into his room one night, transforming the harmless music into a frightening ability he cannot control.
Soon, strangers in black suits begin to ask unsettling questions while unnatural animals with mismatched eyes haunt the streets. They are hunting, and not just Michael: anyone he cares about is in danger.
With the help of a mysterious drifter, an annoying girl he's accidentally mutated, and one of those creepy doll men, Michael finds himself in the middle of a war that could forever change the world he knows - reconstructing the very definition of humanity.
Timothy W. C. Miller was born in Wisconsin in 1974. He moved to the Green Bay area when he was eight and proceeded to shock his schoolteachers with his intellect, his lust for reading, and his seemingly insurmountable lack of interest in personal academic achievement.
He left home at fifteen, worked at a dairy farm, a meatpacking plant, a pickle factory, a casino, and a rowdy nightclub as a bouncer. At nineteen, he settled down as a repair technician for a telephone company. While repairing lines in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina, he began including short stories in the letters he sent home to his eldest daughter. When he returned from Louisiana, he brought back a stuffed alligator and an irresistible urge to keep putting words to paper. He bought a laptop, learned to type, and soon found the course of his universe forever changed as worlds and titans rose and fell beneath his keystrokes.
His first YA novel, Awoken, is scheduled for release in August, 2013.