The Discarded Ones: A Novel Based on a True Story

The Discarded Ones: A Novel Based on a True Story

by James Tipper
The Discarded Ones: A Novel Based on a True Story

The Discarded Ones: A Novel Based on a True Story

by James Tipper



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They had many names: Cedu School, Rocky Mountain Academy, and Cascade School. Some called them cults, some said the schools saved their lives. But, none of them were free to leave.

Charlie Hoff was there. Soon you will be, too.

Unlock the mysteries of The Academy with Charlie as he faces the hardest decision of his young life: escape or assimilate. Neither is going to be easy.

From tales of students who disappear without a trace to secret rites conducted in forbidden rooms, Charlie Hoff soon realizes that he must become greater than his fear in order to save all that he loves.

THE DISCARDED ONES is historical fiction with psychological thrills.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015709131
Publisher: Waxlight Press
Publication date: 09/18/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 253
File size: 334 KB

About the Author

James Tipper was born in San Mateo, California–a small town in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was apparent from an early age that he was going to be a handful.

During his high school years, his independent spirit got him ejected from several prominent boarding schools, including a parochial school run by Benedictine monks.

He finished up high school at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Then it was off to college.

During his journalism coursework in college, many offers to write articles for local papers came rolling in. He interviewed rock bands mostly, hanging out with them and sometimes taking on their bad habits. During this lively stint, James was published in the Peninsula Times Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, BAM Magazine, the San Mateo Times and SPIN Magazine.

James then boarded a Greyhound bus with his synthesizer and headed to Hollywood. Over the next decade he recorded five albums of original music, three of which are still available for public consumption: 2005’s HAUNTED MIND, 2008’s CRIES FROM THE RAGGED LANDS and the 2013 retrospective INSIGNIA.

The music was dark, moody, lyrically complex and challenging to the mainstream ear. As a recording artist he had made his statement. Now, he needed another form of expression. He had wanted to write a novel since he was a little kid, but becoming a novelist is not an easy prospect for anyone. It would be particularly daunting for James. He was born with Retinitis Pigmentosa an incurable degenerative eye disease that is slowly robbing him of his sight. He has not been able to read in years.

His first novel, THE DISCARDED ONES–a true story about a young boy who finds purpose while trapped at a strange boarding school high in the mountains of California–debuted in 2012. On its heels, GODS OF THE NOWHERE: A NOVEL OF HALLOWEEN (coming in 2013) explored how James’ favorite holiday might be a living and breathing thing, a thing that was planning on coming for us all.

James now lives in West Hollywood, California. As of late, he may be working on his next novel, short story or salty op/ed piece for the local paper. Or, maybe he’s in the studio recording or sitting in with some rock band somewhere in his Sunset Boulevard neighborhood. Whatever he’s doing, he is doing it whole-heartedly, with passion and with the sole intention of sharing something dark and secret with you.
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