Up front: No big news, AKA, nothing newly published for you to flip or click through from me at the moment.
I’ve been long overdue checking in with my audience, so I thought I’d let you know what’s up with me. What’s up with you? Let me know in the comments.
My family has been very fortunate in the time of a pandemic. We’re all healthy. And my daughter is practically bouncing off the walls during social isolation, so writing has been difficult. My garage is full of books from author events that never happened, but they’ll be there waiting when we’re all ready to meet up again.
We’re also preparing to move (again). We left England last summer for Alabama so my wife could attend a professional school. This summer, her work is relocating us to California. It’s an exciting, albeit stressful time.
I’ve made some progress on SPIED, though I had hoped to be finished by now. I’ve also rewritten a coming-of-age novel that I’m hoping to reach a wider audience by getting it traditionally published. That manuscript is with an agent right now. Fingers crossed!
I’m also trying to find a future where narrator R.C. Bray brings my Click Your Poison books to you via some form of audio app.
I’ve also been lightly courted with the idea of an interactive movie.
Trying not to get too excited over here; these are all big maybes years down the line!
In addition to writing SPIED, I’m planning another two CYP books — one with an exciting crossover universe of traditional novels.
Once I get settled in California, I hope to get these fingers flashing across my keyboard more often.
PS – Since I don’t have anything for you to read, an author acquaintance of mine has volunteered a sale for you zombie-lovers:
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Glad you’re doing okay, still excited for Spied so I am sure taking the time over it in the current climate is a good idea! I have spent most of the lockdown toying with about a dozen fan interactive fiction/CYOA ideas and not getting around to actually mapping or writing them, so you’re doing a lot better job than me! ‘:)
Hi, James. Somehow I missed these comments back in May. Yikes! How is the extended lockdown treating you?
I was interested you have written a coming of age story – is that for a middle grade audience? I have been chatting with a small group of MG writers who were kicking around an interactive bundle as a leader to other works and, not really my goal in life, to try for a USA Today Best Seller status. Is this of interest? Deb
Hi, Deb. Apologies for the extremely delayed reply. Somehow missed these comments earlier! This is a YA traditional novel I’ve written; so not too fitting for an interactive bundle. How has that project been progressing? Hope all is well!
Looking forward to Spied, and heating about the move to CA. Nice to read this 🙂
Many thanks, Martin. Always good to hear from you.