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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PRESS RELEASE "The Owl from Oblivion" Kickstarter

Children of Sophista Imprint

Santa Clara, CA 


“The Owl from Oblivion” is the Latest Installment of the Popular, Fantasy Children’s Book Series, The Children of Sophista

Children of Sophista is a newly emerging book imprint poised to disrupt traditional publishing from the inside. This producer of a complex, exciting fantasy/science fiction series has fine-tuned its brand of ultra-realistic fiction with an underlying social message to capture the attention of a niche following of devoted teen and adult readers. Following the test marketing of the first four books and an early developmental version of the fifth book, author Rusty Biesele is preparing to release a bookstore version of the fifth book entitled “The Owl from Oblivion,” which incorporates much of the feedback from hundreds of readers and industry leading editing professionals. This latest installment examines how teens with telepathic and telekinetic powers come to grips with their enhanced identities as well as explores the dark side of intellectual teens and their caretakers. The new heights of intensity in this latest novel are guaranteed to bring tears of empathy to the most cynical teen as well as spurring adults to greater activism. 

Basing his stories in a universe in which humanity has been genetically modified throughout its existence by aliens, Rusty has crafted compelling and profoundly human characters that young readers will readily identify with. Unlike other superhero stories, these intriguing books are thoroughly grounded in personal and real storytelling.  Often told from the perspective of the young protagonists, the Children of Sophista books take on challenging issues like abusive parents and fear of persecution.  Rusty integrates the many supernatural concepts into the organic narrative in a manner that heightens the suspense without diminishing the realism of human interactions.

“The Owl from Oblivion” is a powerful and moving literary creation, but due to the many challenges of the current publishing environment, Rusty is asking his fans to assist him in getting the final editing passes completed, scaling up of the manufacturing of the book, and construction of a unique book distribution system to booksellers nationwide.  Although he has spent thousands of his own dollars in creating this 640 page novel with 27 illustrations, there are enormous costs in raising the visibility of the imprint and scaling up the manufacturing so that sustainable profits can be achieved on slim margins.  This has forced him to ask for financial help to reach his Kickstarter project goal of $85,516.  

In return for your generous support, you can receive valuable perks like posters, paperback versions of Children of Sophista books, hardcover editions, signed memorabilia, T-shirts, handwritten letter of appreciation from the author, or acknowledgement on the Contributors’ or Patrons’ Page of the “The Owl from Oblivion.” 

To learn more aboutThe Owl from Oblivionor to make a donation to this worthy project, please visit

Thursday, December 17, 2015

History of Children of Sophista via Kickstarter Video

I've put together a video that gives a brief summary of the Children of Sophista's story as well as a pitch for my upcoming Kickstarter, which will start sometime around mid-January. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Review of "The Owl from Oblivion"

Here is a review of Book #5, "The Owl from Oblivion" from Red City Reviews. You can either click on the picture below and zoom it up or follow the LINK by clicking here.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Syon's Anxiety About Reality

Syon's #Imagination #OE increases his #anxiety. And Syon has a lot to be anxious about. He is wrenched from his magical, supernatural life and thrown into a life on the reality timeline where his alcoholic father beats him. His mind has lot of reasons to have dark thoughts. #scifi #HarryPotter #gifted #talented 

Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge them for easier reading of the text.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Red City Review of Book #1

Here is the Red City Review for book #1. I have posted it in image form so click the image to enlarge it for easy reading. There is also a link after the image which you can click and read the review directly on their site.

Monday, August 31, 2015

"The Owl from Oblivion" Book Giveaway

This #book #giveaway runs until Sept. 14th, midnight Pacific time US or until all books (at least two, maybe more) have been given away. I am giving away the signed hardcover version of "The Owl from Oblivion". Even though this book is marked as the 5th book in a series, the book can be read without having read the previous books of the series. To read a description of the book, click here. To enter, use the contact form to the right to tell me you want the book. I will send you an email and if you respond, you will be a winner. As soon as I declare you a winner, the book will be shipped to you. I request that winners review the book on This contest is for the US and I will award one UK winner, if one applies.

This book is somewhat dark and intense so sensitive readers might want to give it a pass. You can click here to read a 6 chapter sample of the book (PDF format). If you would like to read a catalog of all the Children of Sophista Imprint of books, click here