BOOKS

THE SLUMMER: Quarters Till Death

In 2083, Benjamin Brandt is among the millions of “slummers” who are relegated to poverty and struggle on the outskirts of society. As a minority growing up in the gritty underbelly of Cleveland’s Industrial Valley, Ben sees the way genetically designed “elites” live only from a distance: from the shadows of public spaces people like him are forbidden to use, and on TV, where he watches the enhanced athletes compete at an extraordinary level. For years, a national track championship has inspired Ben to ferociously cultivate his own talent as a runner.

As Ben logs miles through the potholed, darkened streets of his community, an idea takes hold of him that could turn his highly stratified society upside down. He isn’t prepared to lead a revolution; however, he is prepared to run like a slummer with nothing to lose.

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The Slummer: Quarters Till Death book cover of runner on lonely road DNA helix. Created by Geoffrey Simpson

The Three Hares: Bloodline

Ethan and his friends decode a series of cryptic riddles from an ancient treasure map. Their discovery entangles them in a centuries-old struggle between warring secret societies. 

 

It soon becomes clear that Ethan is not just an adventurous teen who accidentally stumbles upon a shadowy world. 

 

He is a catalyst… a spark which ignites the resurgence.

The Three Hares is a smart, twisty adventure mystery, one that will keep you reading until the remarkable end.

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The Three Hares: Bloodline adventure mystery book series for middle school MG author Geoffrey Simpson

The Three Hares: Reynards Dream

Ezra Reynard returns with rage, reinforcements, and a dream. As the school year wraps up, an unexpected announcement echoes through the halls. Students are dismissed early, and a new school system is to be introduced after the summer. But first, they must take a test... one which will define their entire futures.

Winslow Falls is teetering on the brink of disaster, and their only hope is lurking within a three-hundred-year-old cypher.

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The Three Hares: Reynard's Dream book cover. Adventure Mystery series secret society. Author Geoffrey Simpson

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING 

THE SLUMMER

"This is the first running book I’ve read that I think, wow this is like peeking into my brain and my way of thinking.

I will be reading it again and again."

CHRIS SOLINSKY, Former American

Record Holder - 10,000 m (26:59.60)

"Lace up for a powerful story of commitment, loss, aspiration and an unlikely challenger of systematic oppression."

ANDY SCHMITZ, US Olympic Coach - Triathlon

"The Slummer's inspiring story pits the indomitable spirit of a runner against economic disparity and genetic engineering in a believable, dystopian tomorrow."

JONATHAN BEVERLY, Editor in Chief - PodiumRunner

"I couldn't help but lace up my shoes and go for a run."

COLORADO RUNNER Magazine

"Well written, there is a message of oppression, hope and determination. Is this where we are headed in spite of all the talk of affirmative action? Thought-provoking and one of those reads that leaves a mark."

TOME TENDER Book Blog

THE THREE HARES 

 

“Very highly recommended for both school and community library collections.”                                   

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

“It is easy to lose yourself in the story of The Three Hares: Bloodline.” 
READERS' FAVORITE (5 Stars)

 

“You are in for a great adventure story that will keep you guessing what will happen next.”

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL READER Book Blog

“I love this fun, exciting, amazing, surprising, twist filled book.” 
KID BOOK REVIEWER Book Blog

“Page after page the tension builds, and the pace quickens as this author unleashes the forces of creativity on his target audience.” 
TOME TENDER Book Blog

“Know a middle grade reader with a thirst for adventure? Then this is the book for them.”                         

MIDDLE GRADE MINDED Book Blog

“Honestly? When I started reading this book I was also in the middle of reading 4 kids books for an event at our bookstore. I went back and forth between books for a couple days but then something happened. I put the other books down and just read this one.”

BARB, Bookseller