BONUS: "Dear Mr. Donner" VIDEO / by J.C. Hutchins


On Sunday, July 13, 2008, author Matthew Wayne Selznick celebrated the release of the Swarm Press edition of Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era with an eight-hour "webathon" on live, streaming video. On that day, the collected audience of more than 1,000 purchased so many copies of Brave Men Run, the book reached number #53 on the bestseller chart, #3 on the action-adventure chart, and #10 on the genre fiction chart. The book was also the #1 "mover and shaker" that day.

As a way of giving back to his fans on that amazing day, Selznick invited seven podcast fiction authors to contribute short stories set in his "Sovereign Era" superhero universe. Selznick performed live readings of these stories. This was an Internet, new media, and publishing first.

J.C. Hutchins was a contributor to this project. This story is the first piece of fiction Hutchins has released beyond his 7th Son trilogy. This video is Selznick's reading, captured from the event’s live video feed.

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