Unexpected Encounter

Episode 86 – ELIXIR Project: Unexpected encounter at the airport

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Engage early

Without a doubt, writing a fiction book was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my entire adult life. I’m not exaggerating one bit. It tops grad school, writing a dissertation, and starting a global business and non-profit.

Part of the struggle was knowing how to start ELIXIR Project. My first few attempts were slow, boring, and too deep. With a near future thriller this was not my goal.

As a result, I shifted everything and went for a scene that sucked readers in. Here was the result (not the final edited version below):



Engage often

I’ve always enjoyed “smart movies.” A few examples are Matrix, Inception, and Equilibrium. Each of these required me to remain engaged, just to make sense of the movie.

Part philosophical, part sci-fi, with a blend of technology, these are the movies that stick with me longer after the closing scene. I like brilliant character development, cool fight scenes, inner conflict, and epic stakes involved.

It’s one thing watching this type of world unfold, it’s another thing creating a version all your own. I wanted ELIXIR Project to include believable characters, original plot lines, and near future integration.

Here’s a little more of a peek:




Engage unexpectedly

Pace is everything…in life and in literature. I like twists and turns. Give me a big dose of surprises and I’m a happy reader.

I don’t want to see it coming, even though I try with all my might AND all my mind. ELIXIR Project is chocked full of the unexpected. Here’s the first of many:




Engage now

Each week we’re releasing another free chapter, no strings attached. It’s yours for the taking and for the reading. Click on the pic below to get caught up to the most current chapter. Enjoy getting engaged in ELIXIR. Just remember:

Everything can be hacked, even the truth.


About The Author

Kary Oberbrunner

KARY OBERBRUNNER is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Selling Author and CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency, a global company that runs on EOS. Its core focus is helping people write, publish, and market their books the right way and turn them into 18 streams of income. He’s an award-winning author of ten books, a screenwriter, and he’s been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox News, Yahoo, and many other major media outlets. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary ignites souls. As an international speaker, he loves topics that capture his heart and mind such as: leadership, personal growth, human performance, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. As a futurist and host of the Blockchain Life podcast, he often consults on marketing, branding, IP, and NFTs. He has several earned degrees including a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Divinity, and Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. He lives in Ohio with his family.

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