Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hiatus...Over?

That remains to be seen, but with the publication of my third Henry Parker novel, THE STOLEN, just (gack!) 13 days away, I will be posting on a more regular basis. My month+ long hiatus (during which I still wrote three posts, sigh) was motivated by several factors, not the least of which was that my next novel was due and I needed to devote every extra word to the manuscript. Now that the book is in production, I have a little breathing room. I'm already at work on the next, next Henry Parker novel (which has an opening scene that literally gave me the shivers writing). And I've had an idea for a YA series rattling around for a while that I'm hoping to start fleshing out.

I will have two books coming out again in 2009, and I'm VERY excited for these, for reasons that it's probably too early to discuss. Suffice it to say readers will learn much more about Henry's past, as he'll be forced to confront some demons that never really died.

But back to the present. I'm very eager to hear the reaction to THE STOLEN. Whereas my first two books likely fell into the "thrillers with elements of mystery" camp, THE STOLEN is more "mystery with elements of thriller." You might say Potato, Potatoe, but it did feel like the book had a different tone while I was writing it. I think it's the most tightly-paced of my books, and there is definitely a real life theme that runs parallel to the story that I hope readers pick up on.

And, last but CERTAINLY not least, my publisher and I will be offering something very cool beginning July 22nd. So keep your eyes tuned to this page, because just like the Double Indy Whopper at BK, it'll only be available for a very limited time...

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3 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

How do you keep up with the 2 books a year cycle and even contemplate adding another series in there? You must write pretty fast.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

I never said this was definitely going to, you know, work. I'd only even consider it if I felt the books wouldn't suffer. Since all I have right now is a (very) brief outline, I don't know if it's even feasible. But I'm willing to give it a go.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Out of nothing more than curiosity, how long does it take you to write a Henry Parker novel from first to final draft?

11:30 PM  

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