The Wordicle’s Author’s Leak presents
Gerry Hines and his book “The Integrity of the Super Club, Volume 1.”
There aren’t many manga anime YA light novels like this one. Read what the author has to say about his incredible book and its stunning visuals. Free preview of the novel at the end of the article.
From the author, Gerry Hines:
“I wrote my latest self-published story, The Integrity of the Super Club, to relearn the fun of writing. My time as an author had become discouraging, and the only way I could continue was to have fun with it. That’s why this story is the most ridiculous, whimsical, and energetic one I’ve published.
A few years ago, I wrote the prototype first chapter so I wouldn’t forget the feel, style, and premise. I was working on my other series at the time, so I didn’t begin full work on this one until late 2019. This story had been begging to escape my head, and I knew I would have a great time with it.
However, I hadn’t planned on it being a series. It was supposed to be one book. When the world and plot grew much better than I’d expected, the setting and characters became deep and rich. Cutting back to make a “normal-sized” book would make the events feel contrived. Instead of forcing the developments, I let them take a natural course, and I’m happy with the results. Under the anime aesthetics and cartoonish goofiness, I built the entire story on a foundation similar to my more serious, realistic, slow-moving books.
This story comes after a shift in the types of books I write. My older books are closer to the realm of Young Adult and are American in style. In 2018, I published my first book in a light novel style, a Japanese format that The Integrity of the Super Club follows. (These kinds of books are known as original English light novels, or OELN.) Most light novels contain illustrations, so I had to work with an artist for mine. I also included a ton of self-made graphics and snazzy formatting to load the book with outlandish visual appeal.
My goal was to have a blast writing this story, but as an author, working hard to make it the best I could was my duty! I want my readers to have as much fun reading it as I had writing it!”
Gerry, thank you for that inspiring author’s leak and a glance into your mind revealing why you wrote this fun and whimsical book—definitely a must read! Please support Gerry by checking out his book—Amazon links below.
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This is a YA manga anime light novel with incredible visuals you don’t want to miss!
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