#1. The Weather Man – Sam Hayes

“Support this wild story for millennials, by a millennial. We’re a whole generation with no place in the publishing world.”


Sam Hayes has taken his novel to precisely 58 major publishers for consideration, and each time they’ve rejected him. The recurring message he seems to get back is that the Millennial audience doesn’t read, especially not new fiction; he begs to differ. The story is that of Adam Anderson, who in a comfortable 2067 America realises that his emotions control the weather.

To ensure his happiness – thereby keeping his storms in check – the government grant him unlimited funds and tear up the rulebook, leaving Adam to essentially discover that ever elusive quandary of just what it is that makes us happy. Having rewritten the novel SEVEN TIMES over seven years, Sam has approached the Kickstarter community, circumventing and replacing those pesky publishers with broad-minded backers.

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