Author: AJ Reissig

Freedom Redux: Escape to Freedom Update

Just wanted to give everyone an update on Freedom Redux book one, Escape to Freedom.  Progress is going well, and I hope to have the completed manuscript to the editor before Christmas.  I have chosen an illustrator, and plan to talk with him this week about a timeline for the book cover.  I will get the cover posted here as soon as it is completed; be sure to leave comments so I know what you think of the cover! Please continue to vote in my poll so I can decide if I will offer Freedom Redux in Ebook format or both Ebook and print.  My goal with the Ebook is to keep the price as low as possible ($2.99 possibly) so that it is very affordable.  As far as the print book goes, right now I am not sure of a price range so I don’t want to quote anything.  I want to keep it affordable, but at the same time I do need to make a profit! I also want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Have a safe and happy holiday. AJ...

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My Motivation for Writing Freedom Redux

One of my favorite books of all time is Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, and to quote Hank Reardon… “My only goal is to make money.” Well, not exactly.  While there are other factors besides a profit (which I will explain shortly), let me make one thing clear:  I would not write the Freedom Redux series if I did not hope to make a profit from it.  And unlike some who are almost embarrassed about a profit motive, I am not ashamed to admit it.  In fact, I am rather proud of the fact.  The United States was founded on the principals of entrepreneurship …that is who we are!  To see a demand, find a solution to that demand (be it a product or service), and then sell that product or service, assuming all of the risks and rewards yourself…that is the true American Dream.  And it doesn’t matter if you get rich or not (although that would be nice), entrepreneurship is…well, you just can’t get any more American than that! And entrepreneurship is what led me to write this book series.  Or, more precisely, the lack thereof.  That is not to say that there are not people in the United States without ideas…far from it.  But it seems that the government has gone out of its way to make life hard on entrepreneurs.  And let’s face it, no matter...

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Update to book one

Hello all!  Progress on book one, Escape to Freedom, has been excellent.  My goal is to have Escape to Freedom on the bookshelves in the spring of 2012…tax day may be a good release date! Escape to Freedom will set the stage for the rest of the Freedom Redux series.  Escape to Freedom takes place in the year 2049, in a small town East of Cincinnati.  Here we find Matt Pickett, Kirk Dillon, and Kirk’s son, Sebastian.  After Kirk and Sebastian stand up for their freedom, Sebastian is taken by the national police to a government boarding school for “re-education”.  Kirk Dillon, with the help of Matt Pickett, decides to rescue Sebastian and Escape to Freedom. Please take the time to participate in the Freedom Redux poll “In what format will you purchase Freedom Redux?”  I am presently trying to decide if the book will be published both in print and ebook, or in ebook alone, so the polling data is very valuable. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by...

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Thoughts on Freedom

Since the founding of the United States and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, our nation’s liberty has been under assault.  From the passage of the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798, to Lincoln’s suspension of habeus corpus, to The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), our liberty has been threatened, not from a foreign power, but from within.  From the John Adams administration through the Barack Obama administration, our liberty has been under assault by the very people who have sworn an oath to protect our freedom.Freedom and liberty are not bestowed upon us by a benevolent government; our freedom comes from our humanity.  In a natural state, man and woman are completely free.  The United States Constitution was written with that philosophy.  Notice that the First Amendment to the Constitution does not give you the right to freedom of speech; the First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”  In other words, the government can’t take away your preexisting freedom of speech. There are times when things may seem hopeless, and a person may feel it is no use to fight against the injustices of big...

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