No Fixed Address
The "No" Conspiracies Book #1Tentative Release Date: March 2020
This is a book about a guy who has spent his entire adult life digitally erasing his existence to hide from a clandestine government agency that killed his parents and has now recruited a team of computer super geniuses to find him so that they can continue their assault on his life and leverage a medical secret he doesn't even know he has.
Current Stage: Developmental Editing
This is where an editor looks at it for substantive stuff: plot, characters, and the like. They send me back notes and I fix stuff and send it back to them, and so on. The book doesn't move forward until the Developmental Editor gives it the thumbs up. Must please Developmental Editor. I happen to know that he enjoys Canadian whisky, so that could work in my favour.Next Up: Line Editing
This is where an editor looks at the document line-by-line for style (it MUST meet the publisher's style guide), grammar, spelling, and other such things. Then, I fix them. I can reject any number of changes for any number of reasons but if I do this a lot and it's not a great idea the publisher can put a statement in the book basically saying, "Hey, we tried, but he wouldn't listen. Don't blame us." I know my editor quite well and I'm certain it won't come to this :-)
On Deck: Cover and Layout
No Known Cure
The "No" Conspiracies Book #2Tentative Release Date: September 2020
This book is what happens after the first book. You'll have to read it to find out what happens to our intrepid hero and our rogue government agency, but regardless of how the first book ends, there's still more story to tell and this book will tell it. In this one, we see a peripheral character from the first book take on a larger, more significant role.
Current Stage: Writing!
This book is only a few thousand words from being finished. I expect it to wrap and be ready to send to my publisher before the end of 2018.
No Good Deed
The "No" Conspiracies Book #3Tentative Release Date: March 2021
A continuation of the story from the first two books. That character from the second book pretty much steals the show in this one and tidies up the story quite nicely (or so we think) *cue ominous music*
Current state: Paper napkin
This has zero words written. I know where it starts and where it ends so I'll just fill that stuff in and we'll have ourselves a book.
No Stone Unturned
The "No" Conspiracies Book #4Tentative Release Date: September 2021
Remember that peripheral character from the first book that took center stage starting in the second book and wrapped up our initial storyline in the third book? Well, it turns out there was a lot more to him and his story. This book is that character's origin story and hoo-boy is it a doozy. Missing women. Serial killer. Cults. I can't wait to write it.
Current State: Partial draft
This is actually a serial killer thriller I was writing as a serial a few years ago that I'm re-writing with the focus on a different character's interaction with the antagonist. I've got about 60,000 words written that will need to be re-written and then I'll add 20-30,000 more.
No Other Choice
The "No" Conspiracies Book #5Tentative Release Date: March 2022
Remember the clandestine government agency from the first three books? This book is that organization's origin story. Military secrets. Murder. Human experimentation. Biological warfare. I'm totally writing in at least one big explosion.
Current State: Paper napkin