Newstead Project Blog Tour- The Creation of Newstead Project & #Giveaway- $25 Amazon Giftcard

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The Creation of Newstead Project
I didn’t know it, but Newstead was created about ten years ago when a patient of mine asked me what Nephilim were. I had no idea. I hated having no idea. So I did some vague research and forgot about it. But apparently there was a part of my mind that never did, because on September 3, 2010, while I was nature journaling in my yard, Joel and Newstead found their way into my notes. I’d written poems before, but that day I sat down and started writing what was later to become The Newstead Project. Now, I’m not saying that first draft was good, or even readable. But it was the bones that became this book. I spent the next two and a half years researching, revising, and editing, until finally it was ready. It had grown a bit from the 64,000 words it was initially, actually it had grown by almost double. A lot of scenes were added that gave depth to the story, but the basic premise is the same as that question that man asked me ten years ago: What is a Nephilim and why would one be created?


The giant.
Joel Cranston shouldn’t exist. He just doesn’t know that yet. He’s lived a pretty normal life for the last sixteen years. If you consider being almost seven feet tall and good at about every sport you’ve ever played normal. Normal ends the day Newstead shows up with an invitation to come to their school.
The school.
Newstead is a private high school in Central Vermont by the Green Mountains. It’s a great place to hide a few hundred people who shouldn’t exist while you train them to become tomorrow’s rulers, tomorrow’s dictators, tomorrow’s gods.
The unexpected.
Rachel Newell thinks she’s just passing through. She never stays any place more than four months and with Newstead so close to Weston, she has even more reason to make this her shortest stop ever. The last thing she expects is to have a reason to stay.
Together Rachel and Joel uncover the truth behind what is the newstead project.
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Author Bio Melanie Schulz

I live in Upstate New York with my husband and three children, where I’ve pretty much been planted my entire life.  Which is fine, because it’s beautiful here. My only complaint is that most people assume that New York means NYC, which it doesn’t. There. I’ve done my part in exposing the truth. Truth. The truth is I’m not a writer; storyteller maybe, but not a writer. It wasn’t something I spent years dreaming of, or even what I went to school for. I’m a nurse. I love being a nurse. So why write? I don’t know. I do know when it started, though. September 3, 2010. I know this because I nature journal, and on that day Joel made it into my notes. I guess that’s fitting. Someone like him needed to be birthed out in the woods. If you were to meet me, and I hope someday you do, you would not connect me with this story. I’m a wife, a mother, a nurse. The person who wrote this should’ve been a guy, first off, secondly he should be some militaristic strategist; that’s who you’d expect to see if you were to come to a book signing, not me. But I’m there, in every line. So if I don’t have the good fortune to meet you in person, I hope to see you in THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT.

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