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Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the cosmos? With our FREE sample chapter of the “Academy Bound” audiobook, you can take your first steps into the captivating world of Zach Aurelian and his quest for truth.

Award-winning narrator Fred Berman lends his voice to Zach’s story, infusing each scene with energy, emotion, and authenticity. Whether you’re a fan of space epics, coming-of-age tales, or simply love a good adventure, Fred’s dynamic narration will draw you in from the very first word.

J.C. Mastro

Winner of 6 Outstanding Creator Awards and Honorable Mentions in Fall 2022: Best Space Opera

  • Best Cover
  • 2nd Place Action/Adventure
  • 3rd Place Science Fiction
  • 3rd Place Military Fiction
  • 3rd Place Young Adult
  • Honorable Mention Best World-Building, Best Character

More About J.C. Mastro

J.C. Mastro is a multi-award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, editor, cover designer, and visually impaired Ewing’s Sarcoma cancer survivor. His young adult science fiction novel, Academy Bound, won six Outstanding Creator Awards including Best Space Opera and Best Book Cover. His stories, “Spirit of the Dragon” and “Magicland Mischief” appear in the award-winning anthologies Dragons of a Different Tail: 17 Unusual Dragon Tales and Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Miscreants where he was also an editor. J.C. is thrilled to bring imaginative stories to readers of all ages and hopes to inspire their love of reading and perseverance to chase their dreams despite all obstacles. He lives in sunny southern California with a bunch of kids and dogs—and wouldn’t want it any other way.

What The Critics Say

TESTIMONIALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

This book is impressively cohesive

“This book is impressively cohesive and maintains a consistent tone throughout that matches up exceptionally well with what is expected from YA Science Fiction.”

– Outstanding Creator Awards

full of brilliant characters

“Although this is a Young Adult book, it will delight adult readers as well. The story is well-crafted and well-written and full of brilliant characters.”

Award-Winning Author Jeannie Rivera

Ender’s Game meets “Starship Troopers

“Ender’s Game meets Starship Troopers”

– Misty Cole, Editor

stunning worldbuilding

“Academy Bound is an exciting new book with stunning worldbuilding and a storyline that leaves you wanting for more as the mystery unfolds.”

– Author Sen R.l. Scherb

We found this especially refreshing

“The author does not shy away from showing the raw nature of anxiety and how it can impact everyday life. He took care to portray mental health seriously—and realistically—throughout the book. Given the intended audience (young adults), we found this especially refreshing.”

– Outstanding Creator Awards