The Future Is Past and Present
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Scott Yonge exploded onto the national consciousness at the 2001 Garrett Awards and quickly rose to legendary status on the wings of his music and his whirlwind romance with independent film actress Michelle Zoe. What should have been a perfect life was interrupted by an ultra-right-wing militant group called the American Freedom Force and its leader, Colonel Randall, who forces Scott to choose between his life and that of his son. After his heroic sacrifice, his family is left to pick up the pieces and forge ahead to a future in the vacuum he left behind.
Now, in 2021, his son Hedley inherits music for himself, becoming a star in his own right as technology gives new life to the medium. Scottís daughter, affectionately known as Soup, throws herself into unravelling the mysteries of her familyís history. Michelle commits herself to keeping them all together and trying to make sense of life without the one she loves. Through it all, the AFF looms in the shadows, threatening to resurrect the pain they have just begun to overcome.
In the first of his new series, Travis Haugen explores the reaches of the near future through his love of music, technology, and the unbreakable bonds of family. This book includes access to twenty-four original songs created by the author to bring the story and its characters to life.
About the Author:
Travis Haugen has spent forty years of his life touring on the road as a musician and has spent hundreds of hours in recording studios. Travis is also a computer technician solving and writing programs. Travis was born and raised in the prairies of Saskatchewan, lived in Calgary for over 25 years and presently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Travis spends much of his time writing songs, writing stories, playing music and spending valuable time with his family and close group of friends.
Travis Haugen has written a series of Interactive Musical Thrillers which combine an interesting plot of a musicianís family life during a period of political unrest. SOUP, the first book of the series, links 24 songs that can be played while reading the fictional story, and are part of the story itself. Here is a link to the 24 songs, www.soupsyz.com. Travis has spent many years in bands touring North America and has merged his passion for music with his newfound love of story telling.
Along with the book, Travis has released a Vinyl record consisting of 12 songs from the SOUP thriller that can be enjoyed separate from the book.
We hope this new fictional style of words and song will leave both you and your listeners asking for more.