The Ingenious, and the Colour of Life

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J.Y. Sam
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.02 inches | 1.09 pounds

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About the Author
I've been writing since High School, and it's always been a long-term dream to write a novel. Well, after getting married, having two babies who are now young adults, and working most of my life - I've finally been able to squeeze out that novel. But then submitting it to agents and publishers became in itself a practically insurmountable mountain. Though I do understand why the publishing world is so selective, because of the investment made in an author. But after several spurts of submitting my manuscript, each rejection letter chipped away at my soul, and no matter how much I tried to be philosophical about it, it still hurt. So I finally decided to self-publish, with a hoped-for aim of at least contributing in some small way to making indie authors as relevant and as cool as indie film-makers. And so my first novel, 'The Ingenious, and the Colour of Life', is my contribution toward that aim. The first of a trilogy of books that, in essence, is a book borne, not just from my mind, but also from years of hard work. It's been a heart-wrenching, exciting, and nerve-racking journey. But ultimately if you, the reader, enjoy my work - the story it tells and the message it conveys - then that will have made every step of my journey worthwhile. I hope so.

"An impressive debut full of a rich tapestry of description and well-rounded, relatable characters. The thematic elements around nature, themes of good and bad and how love prevails make Ingenious stand out from the usual crop and really touch you in a deeper way. After three chapters I was hooked and in tears by the final page. Thank you so much for writing this book, I think everyone should read it. Now I just want to read the next one!!" Romane A, Goodreads Reviewer

 "I love this book. It is beautifully written but with surprising and sometimes shocking twists and turns. JY Sam has described her characters roundly and sensitively, even those not-so-nice ones." Beth M, Goodreads Reviewer

"Never before have I read a debut novel with such poise, elan and finesse! Ms. Sam nails it!! ...the plot line drew me in, and hooked me with its ingenuity (pun intended)." Aniruddha M, Book Blogger aniblogshere

"The author has a unique holistic approach to detail that engages all of your senses. She has also left little, unexpected gifts throughout the book, which takes your sensory experience to a whole new level. If you read this book, you'll know what I mean." Natalie Jones, Author

"I loved how every single character had a very unique and complex story and abilities... This is not only a story about prodigious kids and their love for science and technology, but a story about passion, friendship, finding purpose and identity." Andree Gonzalez, Amazon Reviewer

"This book was amazingly good for a debut novel! The author spun a tale that kept me reading, intrigued, and wanting more. This is not my normal genre, and I was sucked into reading on and on...and to me, that is the main point of any book!" Lauren S, Amazon Reviewer

"The characters are developed beautifully and I found myself really caring about them; I even shed the odd tear or two." Kirsty R, Amazon Reviewer