Thursday, November 5, 2015

This is not anti-trafficking related, but I just released my first novel

This isn't related to anti-trafficking work, but it's an exciting achievement for me. I just published my first novel, I AM SLEEPLESS: SIM 299 (pen name Johan Twiss). It's a young adult science fiction/adventure story. If you or someone you know likes Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, I invite you to check it out.
I AM SLEEPLESS: SIM 299 (a novel)

I am also working on a crime fiction about human trafficking titled, ABOLERE. You can download the Ch.1 sampler hereI hope to have ABOLERE ready for release in the fall of 2016.

ABOLERE (a novel about human trafficking)

Below is the blurb for I AM SLEEPLESS: SIM 299 and you can also download chapters 1-4 sampler from my author website at

"A clean Space Fiction that will delight readers of all ages."  

         -Johan Twiss
I AM SLEEPLESS: SIM 299 (Book 1)
While the others slept, Aidan spent hours each night running sim after sim. Although he was only a twelve-year cadet, he had completed more simulations than any prime— ever.

“You are setting history,” General Estrago told him. “No one has ever made it to the current simulation you are attempting. The other Masters and I are eager to see what comes next.”

So was Aidan.

Book Synopsis: 
The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only successful defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Each child that survives the stimulus develops an extraordinary ability and is conscripted into the military for training. 

After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio training complex. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive ruler of their planet. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan there. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War. 

You can learn more about author Johan Twiss and his writing at