There is a tribe living deep in the jungles of the Amazon. According to legend, they practice human sacrifice and have the power to transform themselves into animals. According to laboratory tests, they have a medicine that cures killer viruses.
And now the scientists at the National Health and Science Corporation are on a mission. They’re sending one expedition into the Amazon. Taking one shot at finding a cure for mankind’s most horrific viruses. But once they’re in the jungle they discover they have…
One shot at making it out alive.
THE EXPEDITION by TJ Vargo
Legends can be true.
Targeted Age Group: 16 and up
Book Price: $0.99 from 06/24/2013 through 06/28/2013
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write in multiple genres, but this is the only sci-fi type of novel I’ve ever written. The research for this novel was pretty intense, which is not the case with most of my novels.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
My advice to aspiring writers is to think of it as an art form. It’s rare that an artist is good when they just start out. Use your time to learn from as many avenues as possible and realize that it may take a while to truly realize your potential.
TJ Vargo is an author from the rustbelt, hard-luck town of Mansfield, Ohio. He’s written novels in multiple genres, has studied fiction as student in the Northeast Ohio MFA program, and is always hard at work on the next book in his down-and-dirty crime series, Tombs. His novel, Low Man, won a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year award. His Young Adult novel, The Brave, is slated for a 2013 release.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote THE EXPEDITION many years ago. I had just read JURASSIC PARK and I liked that book so much that I tried to write a book like it. How hard could it be, right? Well, it was hard. It took me over a year. But it was also fun. Writing this book is what started me on my long journey toward becoming a writer. Funny thing was, this book was the one and only novel I’ve ever written that was almost made into a movie. Somehow, Creative Artists Agency got a hold of the manuscript. I have no idea how, but they called me, one thing led to another, and they said they were interested in making it into a movie. In the end, the deal fell through, but it was fun for a month or so.