“I first became aware of Lee Chambers after reading his exciting debut novel The Pineville Heist, a tremendously fun novel for young adults. With The Sum of Random Chance, he has really raised the bar. This is a beautiful, poetic story the magic present in life and the way our choices affect the world and the people around us.” ~ ForTheQuinn, Amazon Review
Hello Digital Book Today readers. The Book Buzz segment today features The Sum of Random Chance (rated 4.7 stars on 21 reviews) by Award Winning Writer and Director Lee Chambers (The Pineville Heist, 4.3 stars on 62 reviews). The Sum of Random Chance was the #1 seller on Amazon in July for YA Mystery and YA Science & Fantasy. This is an inspiring tale that is great for both young adults and older readers. It is a mix of drama, fantasy, and mystery which gives the reader a gripping story to enjoy. It always is a great indicator for an author when they don’t experience the sophomore slump with the second book. Lee Chambers definitely did not rest on his laurels with The Sum of Random Chance. Go ahead and grab a copy today for special launch price of $0.99 until 8/15 (normal price $2.99).
“After reading Lee Chambers’ first book, The Pineville Heist, I was very excited to see another book by this author. And he definitely did not disappoint.” ~ S.K. Rocks, Amazon Review
“Its a great read, beautiful poetic story with obvious morals in life. How decisions in life effects others. Meaning of friendship, love, and trust. This book is worth reading.” ~ Ami21, Amazon Review
Q: “How did The Sum of Random Chance come together? Lee: ”Like my debut thriller, The Pineville Heist, it started as a screenplay. Actually this story came first. I had such a great time putting Pineville together that I decided to novelize The Sum of Random Chance too.”
Q: “What is the essence of the story?” Lee: ”It is a character piece that explores the ethical and moral issues of putting wealth and power ahead of kindness and decency. Featuring leading characters based in their young twenties, the book showcases a unique generation that is over-shadowed by growing media influences that are determined to sell us – everything. It touches on the sensational aspects of the media, and how they favor speed rather than accuracy. It’s a satirical look at a media-heavy world where the choices we make in our early adult years have a strong impact on who we become in maturity.”
Q: “So who are the characters?” Lee: ”Our hero, Cole, is convinced success is marked by fame, power and money. On course to follow in the footsteps of a sleazy senior reporter, Cole’s misguided goals and dreams are challenged after a chance meeting with Sara, an extraordinary person encountered in a moment that is either highly magical or extremely coincidental. The story is huge, as is Cole’s ethical dilemma. Does he sell out the naïve and trusting Sara to further his own desires for stardom, or will he stand fast for what is right? Through Sara Cole will have a chance to evolve and transform and eventually see errors of his ways, but will he see it before it is too late? This is the question.”
Q: “What genre does ‘The Sum of Random Chance’ fit into?” Lee: ”It’s a drama with mystery, some fantasy and a hint of romance.”
Q: “Any comparisons to other books?” Lee: ”As a film director I’ll point to my cinematic influences rather than literary. The story features the hyped media attentions of ‘Phenomenon’ (1996). It also shows the intolerance and fear a community feels when facing the unknown, as seen in ‘Powder’ (1995). The fantasy, magical or spiritual aspects of the subject matter also echoes popular television shows such as ‘Heroes’, ‘Fringe’ and ’4400′.” .… Read more on Amazon.
About the Author:
Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, I hold an Advertising Art and Graphic Design Diploma from Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology. My passion for video and film production lead to a paid position creating community television programs at MacLean Hunter Cable Television in 1991. Higher education followed with a City and Guilds diploma in Video and Television Production, followed by a post-graduate diploma in Film Production from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.
I spent almost ten years out of Canada, working in England and Los Angeles writing and directing drama shorts, music videos and commercials (plus numerous crew positions on feature films and television programs). My work, which includes working for the BBC, EMI and Miramax, has been screened at top festivals, such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Critical acclaim has come from Empire Magazine, Total Film Magazine and Fox Television. Over the last decade I have been nominated and won numerous awards for screenwriting short films and features.
In November 2004, I moved to back to Canada and have been teaching in the film production program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. In 2005, I created the Make It Short Film Project which has attracted top industry support from Academy Award winners, Paul Haggis, Denys Arcand and Roger Corman. This includes presenting professional, educational and fun film workshops at film festivals, media colleges and universities throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.
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“After reading a great book, I often wonder whether the author will be able to pull it off again. I admit to feeling this way after reading Lee Chamber’s Pineville Heist. With his new novel, The Sum of Random Chance, Chambers proves he has not only the talent, but the longevity, to succeed in a business where one is only as good his latest idea.” ~ Dana Micheli, Amazon Reviews
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