Hi there, I’m Jackson Allen.
Mesh is a novel series I’ve been working on for several years now and it’s at the point where I’m ready to introduce it to the literary world. To simplify the process, I’ve created this landing page to include publishing-specific information on the series.
When Roman rolled into Miramar Technical High School on his wheelchair, he never dreamed that a science project could ruin his life. All he wanted to do was join the smartest kids in America at Miramar Technical High School. At first, Miramar seems like a teen nerd’s dream: a world filled with cool friends, wacky traditions, and the hottest tech. They work on cutting-edge, world-changing inventions with the help of the school’s powerful artificial intelligence and virtual reality network. Some kids even graduate as billionaires, and Roman wants to be one of them.
Along with his best friend Zeke, Roman finds out that Miramar’s world of world of discovery and adventure is also a cut-throat universe of secrets and deception and betrayal. Miramar’s mysterious and enigmatic principal, Doctor Gray, personally invited them to the school and assigns them to work with a prodigy project team on a top-secret project code-named November. The kids need every ounce of their brains to score top prizes at the Titan Conference. This worldwide invention and investing convention supported by Miramar’s mysterious inventor principal can mean lifelong success for a kid like Roman. Gray promises that success will mean freedom for Roman. The boy will graduate with honors, he’ll work for the business elites that fund the school, and most importantly: Roman will walk again.
Then Roman discovers Doctor Gray’s true intentions. Project November won’t save the world, his principal means to take over the world! Roman must decide what matters most: his freedom or his friends. The truth comes at a cost: his principal and the ultra-powerful people who fund his projects now see him as a liability, not an asset. They’ve erased people before, and unless Roman acts quickly, he’s next on their list.
MESH is a complete, 92,000 word upmarket YA sci-fi thriller I would describe as ‘Stranger Things’ meets ‘Ready Player One’ that will appeal to readers of the ‘Last Reality Series’ by Jason Segal, the ‘Gallagher Girls’ series by Ally Carter and Lynette Noni’s ‘Whisper,’ and ‘Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful’ by Arwen Elys Dayton. Mesh can be the first story in a larger series with a cast of rich, authentic characters from many parts of the world.
Mesh is an upmarket YA sci-fi thriller described as ‘Stranger Things’ meets ‘Ready Player One’ – a group of scary smart teens use technology, VR, and their brains to save the world.
Potential Target Audience
Readers of upmarket / young adult / science fiction
‘Last Reality Series’ by Jason Segal, the ‘Gallagher Girls’ series by Ally Carter and Lynette Noni’s ‘Whisper,’ and ‘Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful’ by Arwen Elys Dayton
Agent / Representation Details
- Genre: science-fiction young adult
- Word count: 92K words
- Mesh is publish-ready and the first in a three-book series
- Mesh is currently under consideration at Coverfly for the following competitions
- ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Contest (2019)
- Launch Pad Manuscript Competition (2020)