Sunday, July 21, 2013

What Now Brown Cow?

Let's review where things stand.

Point one: My debut novel, Badge of Lies, came out last month. I couldn't be more psyched about it. It's gotten one positive review so far and hopefully more are on the way (it's only gotten 1 review total at this point).

Point two: I've already edited and submitted the entire Dark InSpectre series to my publisher and am waiting to hear back about it. It's TBD as far as what kind of format they want to publish it in: digest? webisodes? doesn't really matter to me. I consider it a totally unique vision and am just excited to see it out there in some form.

So where does that leave me in terms of what I'm working on? Well, the Dark InSpectre is finished, the last episode posted a few weeks ago. that's done. As I said, I'm just waiting to hear back from my publisher. Once I do, I'm sure there'll be edits, etc. Which will be all normal and good.

But that's not new material. I'm a writer. Writer's write. What's next? Has to be a sequal to Badge of Lies. I have a couple ideas chasing around in my head that seem promising, but they haven't quite gelled into a coherent whole. but more importantly, I have an opening scene, and I know that's where I need to start.

The problem? My health has not been good lately, and that could be a problem moving forward, especially if I'm trying to get back to writing regularly. But whatever, writer's write. I've got an opening scene, that's where I'll start. Where it takes me....? Well, that's the whole fun of it, isn't it?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Reviews Are In! (Well, one anyway)

Got my first review of Badge of Lies from Nadine over at her My Addiction Blog.

I'm very grateful to Nadine for taking the time to read my book, and happy to report that it's a good review. It's hopefully the first of many more, but this one will always be special cuz it's my first novel, and my first review. So yay, warm fuzzies all around!

Here's an excerpt:
What makes this novel so intriguing – at least for me - is the fact that Jason Kahn went out of his way to throw readers into the explicit truths of not only the main character but also that of the friend – Mitch Connell, who he mourns. The story is weaved majestically between the faltered main character and his obsession to unravel the secrets his friend had tried to carry to his grave.
And a link to the whole review. Check it out!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Interview with Yours Truly

Friend and fellow author Kelly Harmon was nice enough to post an interview with me over at her blog supporting my new novel, Badge of Lies. Check it here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Final DIS

The final episode of the Dark InSpectre is now online, in which our story comes to a close, and our hero learns new secrets and finds comfort in old friends.

Here’s an excerpt:

Franken looked at me and though his face gave nothing away, it was like the nervous anxiety coming from his brain could’ve fueled my Intera 6 for a month. “Jack,” he said. “I just want to know, do I need to worry about you?”

That caught me off guard. What the hell was he talking about? And why was he scared to death right now? A sudden memory came to me, a deep voice in my head during the fire, like someone’s mind was reaching out to me. Everything clicked, all the little clues that I had failed to recognize.

I looked him in the eyes, choosing my words carefully, letting him know his secret was safe. “No, sir. Even if I knew what you were talking about, which I don’t, you would never have to worry about me.”

He smiled, patting me gently on the shoulder as he rose. “Thank you,” his voice hitched for a moment, “I knew I could count on you.”

Check the episode here.