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I Want Sam by Kenny Yao

Published on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by

Meet Sam. A computer savvy kid.

Seventeen-year-old Sam Ward, is just an ordinary teen, living a normal high-school life. But coming home one day… He found his Father dead on the floor.

This changed his life forever. He started running… to become the most wanted teen in the entire world.  Together with his nineteen-year-old girlfriend, Delilah, or simply D, a professional hacker and a gun enthusiast, they decided to fight back. Will they find the truth about his dad’s murder?

What are the main themes of your book?

It’s about a CIA conspiracy gone awry, where even the mafia has to join them in their quest to catch these two teenagers. It’s a young adult novel where the two main characters are loved by everyone.

Who or what inspired your story?

My son Keanu inspired me to write this novel when he asked me, “what would happen to me when the CIA and the mafia runs after me.”

What do you like best about your primary characters?

They’re being regular teenagers, but with their own strong personalities, you have to read the book to appreciate what teenagers and advance technologies can do today.

What are their worst peculiarities?

Sam is an awkward, trying hard teen, with a very good common sense. While D, Sam’s beautiful girlfriend is a more mature and accomplished teen who was trained by one of the best CIA agents.

How does your main character evolve?

I would say the main characters. Sam and D are two teenagers any boy or girl could only hope to be. The twists and turns in the novel will leave the readers wondering how they were able to do what they did. 

What’s the principal message you want to send to your audience?

Sometimes in life when we are handed a problem which someone else caused, we just go on and do the best we can. That way we survive the challenge and can achieve victory.

What’s the nicest thing anyone has said about your book?

When my sons read the book, they commented that it was exciting and engrossing and that they couldn’t put the book down. I think so too. This link ( shows how the book sold ten copies in one day. I just want to ask buyers to please post reviews after reading the book. This will help push the book further. 

Where can we purchase it?

Readers may purchase the book at the following bookstores:

For printed copies: Amazon | B&N | CreateSpace

For Digital Editions and eBooks: Kindle | Smashwords | Apple Store | Google Play | Scribd | Inktera

*SOON ON: B&N Nook, Kobo, txtr, and many more!

*WATCH: Official Book Trailer 

About Kenny Yao 

Retired Businessman turned Writer from San Francisco, now resides in Manila, Philippines with my four sons aged, 23, 21, 18, and 16. A widower since 2007 and free to serve God and save one more for Jesus.

Social Links: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn


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