Seed Money : The Entrepreneur
Seed Money: The Entrepreneur is the first book in The Delegate series, a collection of independent novels written in first-person narrative by Cyndie Shaffstall, best selling author of Willows: The Creole. Global warming. Our habitable space has been halved. Entitlement. Population growth is unchecked. Trystrooms. Anything goes but privacy prevails. By 2062, we've managed to completely wipe out our atmosphere and we're camped under canopies like rice in a cooker--but crises drives innovation and technology has the potential to save us. Master manipulations on a worldwide, devastating scale. Like hundreds of conspirators throughout history, the reach of evil is often extended by the company one keeps: Carlo C Augostino--inventor of worldwide mass-transit system. Anne Mowrey--intern to the inventor of germ warfare. Caleb O'Connor--inventor of the canopies. Paul Moore--builder of the world's mass-transportation systems. Braden Sumner--the world's wealthiest businessman. Just when you think you've got it figured out... It only gets worse. Cyndie Shaffstall wraps science fiction around the mystery of a near-future conspiracy where engineers, inventors, and business people alike scrambled to develop a solution before the world's population was completely wiped out by an irradiated atmosphere. It was a gargantuan effort, but the chosen solution became a temporary fix at best. By 2062, we have become burdened by the weight of unchecked population growth and global warming has reduced our inhabitable space by half. What's more, the workplace was frustratingly neutered by the Genderless Act, pushing us all toward trystrooms--where anything goes and it's kept secret by the Privacy Act. Though challenged, innovation does thrive and unemployment and poverty have been eliminated. The Government Reorganization and Realignment Effort fosters business and enables one group of brilliant young designers to reclaim some of the ever-shrinking space--but bringing it to market exposes manipulation and corruption of unimaginable proportions. Contains adult content and graphic sex scenes. Each book of The Delegate series reads as though you've come across someone's journal. While you read, the saga envelopes you, and it becomes your journal, and your story, as you are transported through time.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 128.52 x 198.37 x 20.07mm | 412.77g
- 16 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Cyndie Shaffstall
Cyndie Shaffstall, a quintessential entrepreneur in the software industry, wrote her first book, QuarkXPress: Making the Most of Your Negative Experiences, in 1992, followed quickly by a dozen after-market computer manuals for Que Publishing. In the years since, she has further contributed to the design and business industries as the editor and publisher of X-Ray Magazine and author of QuarkXPress 8: production tricks and experts' tips, and more recently, revealing some of her successful online-marketing practices in a book titled Small-business Guide to Winning at Web Marketing. Cyndie Shaffstall is a prolific writer of eBooks, case studies, press releases, blog articles, and other online content for her company, Spider Trainers-a provider of automated marketing-and as a contributor to Target Marketing Magazine, among other print and electronic publications. Cyndie Shaffstall is the inventor and patent holder of Sassy Strappings, a fashion accessory. She hangs out in her Denver home petting her dogs all day, Felix (Tito) Trinidad and Oscar de la Hoya-boxers.