This is why I decided I had to write The Fringe Candidate (Book One of the Amberica Series). The current state of our political climate is one of massive division between our two parties with Independents caught in the middle. It’s a climate where many of our leaders are more interested in maintaining their political careers than serving the citizens who elected them. It’s become so bad that it’s dangerous to even bring up the topic of politics for fear it will lead to arguments among friends and family members. So instead, we try to ignore it all or allow our attention to be diverted away from what’s happening in our country. Our nation is divided by politics into red states, blue states, and a few purple ones.
The sad truth is this is our current state of affairs, and the even sadder truth is that predictably it will only worsen over time. The division will only widen along with income inequality. Meanwhile, vitally important issues are being ignored or only given lip service. Issues such as climate change, healthcare for all citizens, our mounting national debt, the crumbling infrastructure and more.
So, how about joining me for just a minute to imagine a different future. What if there was a shift in our culture away from fear and hate and instead shaped by love and respect for each other. A coming together with integrity, open honest communication and a collaboration of both parties with the will of the people and there was one special candidate who led the citizens of Amberica to such a future. Amberica? Yes, Amberica, a nation much like our own and yet different in that such a transformation is not only possible but actually happens.
Can a work of fiction make a positive impact on the “real world” in which we live? I believe it can especially when it’s visionary fiction. And that’s why I had to write The Fringe Candidate. I believe that such a transformation isn’t only possible but necessary and imminent. Won’t you join me in stepping into this possibility?
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You Are Likely to Enjoy The Fringe Candidate if…
- Your political leanings are moderate to progressive, and
- You are concerned about the current state of our politics, AND you believe we can do something about it.
Want to Know More About The Fringe Candidate? (Volume I of the ‘Amberica’ Series)
A race against evil . . . and time
— Delivering a simple truth can be the most courageous act —
— Exposing evil rulers is a game of life or death —
Led to the brink of destruction by its corrupt POTUS, Amberica is bleaker than ever. Who could hope to unseat Oscar Wellian, a fascist who wields the full force of martial law? Plenty are willing to try, but only one entrant has what it takes to give Oscar a run for his ill-gotten gains. Enter Angeline Tarkington . . . the people’s final hope.
Despite her heart of gold and concrete ideals, it won’t be easy. Is Tarkington’s integrity enough to combat systemic corruption and heal a hemorrhaging nation? An amalgam of corporate interests known as ‘The Triumvirate’ will stop at nothing to silence her, and Tarkington can’t expect victory without sacrifice.
Tarkington’s ability to transform those around her will be put to the ultimate test, as new allies may mean the difference between victory and defeat, but will they join her? In any case, she’ll need to tread very carefully. Unmasking a monster will be an invitation to an all-out duel with the nation as the prize.
With The Fringe Candidate, Brad Swift offers readers a picture of untold possibility. ‘Amberica’ is visionary fiction from a dreamer’s apex—dark and doubly daring for its optimistic soul.
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