First of all a very warm welcome to all my new subscribers from the latest Booksweeps promotion. It's great to have you on board. Please see below for details of a little welcome gift.
And there's more, including: a special offer on Helix Genesis - Book One of the Nathan Helix Thriller Series and an update on what's in the pipeline. Scroll on down to see more.
Helix Genesis : The Interviews
The interviews provide some additional background and context to Helix Genesis. I originally wrote them to develop the characters and specifically “hear” their voices. By having a conversation with them about their lives what they were doing during and immediately after the pandemic, I discovered how their experiences shaped them into the people they are.
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For five days, from the 6th of June 2021 to 10th June 2021, book one of the Nathan Helix Thriller series Helix Genesis will be free on Amazon. This offer is limited to the ebook only. Snap it up while you can.
I'm pleased to let you all know that my next thriller is underway. The new book will be another stand alone thriller. My first Life Untenable was published in June last year. So Helix will be taking a well earned rest for now. My plan is for a third installment in the series in 2022.
Being a relative newcomer to the art, I like to challenge myself with my writing. The new book is a blend of contemporary and historical (1938 and the years that follow). It's also written in the first person and mainly through the eyes of the main character Mo (Morgan) Archer.
As I write, I'm about 30k words in (averaging about 1400 words per day) with the first draft and it's going well. I like to let my characters drive the novel forward and already they are throwing up some interesting possibilities. One minor character is taking shape and looking like he's going to have a more significant role to play. I have another who's perhaps not shaping up as well as I thought. Will they survive the edit? Watch this space.
I am grateful to have as much time as I like to commit to my writing, but that said, I can't spend all day everyday working on it. I get tired and bored and neither of those make for good writing or reading. If I push myself, I often end up deleting most of what I have written after I should have stopped. Some days it doesn't flow, so I don't beat myself up. I got for a walk, read, research or go for a ride on my bike (Triumph Bonneville T100).
So, that's it for now. I'll be reverting to my occasional email frequency when I have something new to report or have something you might find interesting.
As usual, hit the reply button if you have any questions or just fancy a chat.