Greetings, Action Force.
As you may or may not have heard, I’ve recently signed a three book deal with Simon & Schuster. This could be big news. I am, as always, cautiously optimistic, but the move to a new publisher might be just what I need to reach a new audience. Here are some more details.
This will be my first trilogy, and it will feature the endless adventures of Constance Verity. Constance, through no fault of her own, has led a life of constant peril and thrills. She’s Nancy Drew, John Carter, and a little bit Doc Savage all rolled into one. She’s fought aliens, vampires, and dinosaurs (and alien vampire dinosaurs). She’s been to the edge of the universe, the center of the Earth, and the beginning of time, and she’s lived to tell about it.
The first book is all about how exhausting it is being hurled into so much adventure since being a child. Constance wants nothing more than to take a break and live an ordinary life. She sets off on one last mission, but a simple mission to assassinate her fairy godmother soon leads (in typical Constance fashion) to a dark conspiracy involving apparently everyone in the universe BUT Connie.
It sounds funny. I know. And it is. But it’s also a story about the roles we find ourselves in, the desire for change, and a chance to find out who we really are underneath it all. Yes, it has a lot of absurd humor in it, but it’s not meant to be a silly tale. It won’t prevent many people from seeing it that way, and I can’t control that. I can only write the best book I can, and let the chips fall where they may.
Simon & Schuster has some great marketing plans in the works. Some ambitious stuff, and I’m eager to work with them. Will this be the big breakthrough? I’m hopeful. Time will tell.
As for the other two books in the trilogy, I don’t want to say too much about them yet, but part of Connie’s destiny is a “Glorious Death”. (SPOILER ALERT) But Constance and Destiny have always had a contentious relationship.
Stay tuned, Action Force.
Fighting the good fight, Writing the good write,