Control: Free Stuff!

Daniel Trump
2 min readJun 8, 2022


Free! I, Dalton Lewis, am releasing my new novel, A.R.T.S.: At-Risk Teen Supers, for free for the next five days. It’s free! I just want to get the word out. I want people to give it a chance and give it a fair review. Sounds good, right? I think it sounds great.


This novel hasn’t sold much yet.

I worked for two months on this book — writing just about every day. I wrote it slowly and carefully, taking care to not rush the whole thing. This novel represents an enormous amount of effort and work and I don’t want it to be ignored.

First day: zero copies sold.



I think it’s pretty good, really. It’s about four wonderful teen supers. They go on great adventures and fight bad guys and save people from terrible situations.

It’s a positive, optimistic view of the future: a refreshing change of pace when compared to all the grimdark apocalyptic dystopian futures that people create. Dark isn’t necessarily good, people.

I create stories that I care about. I use writing to express all the things I cannot say in my real life. These stories mean something to me, and when no one gives them a chance — that hurts me.

I know that thousands of people write books and compete for your money and time. That’s an unfortunate reality. As for me — I work like crazy to make my stories as fun, intelligent, and surprising as possible. I don’t care if I never win the Pulitzer Prize — I want people to read my novels and feel something.

So what does a disastrously bad career entail?

144 copies sold of my novels

15,013 free downloads of my novels

7,877 Kindle edition pages read in the lending library

It’s something to build on — something to continue to work towards improving. Thank you for taking this journey with me. Let’s see where it goes.

Thanks, and take care, friends.



Daniel Trump

Daniel Trump wrote a horror novella, The Dreamers Cult.