Missouri-based author releases YA dystopian novel


Missouri-based author releases YA dystopian novel

9/19/2013—Kidder, Mo.—Publisher’s Weekly says Steve Westover’s “A Nothing Named Silas” falls “somewhere between ‘The Hunger Games’ and Ayn Rand’s ‘Anthem,’” which means it is sure to appeal to Young Adult readers.

The book is Westover’s fifth novel.

Silas doesn’t exist…not really. But neither does anyone else he knows. Bred for a life of Command, Silas’ life is thrown into crisis when he’s drafted into a menial life of Labor instead. Everything he knows about himself is about to be challenged.

When he steps through the entrance of the domed Labor shield and see’s prisoners hanging in cages overhead, Silas’ worst fears are confirmed. What he can’t see is that insurrection is brewing under the shield and the insurgents have devised a role for him to play. Silas must determine which side he will fight for as he learns the truth about who he is and why he was drafted into a life of Labor.

“I think at some point every teenager questions his or her value and wonders about who they really are,” said Westover. “In Silas’ case, the answers are both enlightening and disturbing. I wanted to write an exciting adventure full of political intrigue and self-discovery to show everyone that there is something special in them.”

Readers of all ages are sure to enjoy this dystopian adventure, which is now available in book stores and from online retailers.


About the Author: Steve Westover first started writing in 2009 and “A Nothing Named Silas” is his fifth published novel. Steve has also written two FBI thrillers set in northwest Missouri – “Defensive Tactics” and “Gold Clash” – and a youth fantasy/adventure series – “Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island” and “Return of the Mystic Gray.” Steve lives on a small hobby farm in rural Missouri with his family.

For more information, contact: Kelly Martinez, Marketing Publicist Cedar Fort Publishing & Media 8014.489.4084 • marquise@cedarfort.com

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