Hey there, faithful readers!
I forgot to do this on Friday and then my weekend slipped away from me, so here it is now.
Rodger Sauer asked: I know you’re working on something else right now, but now that “Kit Parker 2” (How to Property Deface a Book) has been officially released, can you give a little bit of a clue as to what’s in store for Book 3???
Wonderful question! I shall try to answer it without giving spoilers to the other books.
Book 3's working title is Where the SOREM Hid the Prize. And just to add some fun, I'm not going to tell you what the SOREM is. The book is a treasure hunt story featuring a team comprised of Kit (obviously), Fiona O'Rourke, and three characters introduce in book two, one of whom Kit hasn't made her mind up about, which adds a lot of nice conflict.
It's going to be less of an adventure with villains and such and more of a battle of wits as they race to find the prize. Did I mention the stakes were two and a half million dollars? So, as you can imagine, there's a lot of pressure to win. There will also still be a lot of emotional growing on Kit's part, as has become a feature in her stories.
I've never written anything with codes and puzzles before, though I love reading the genre. So, while the planning has been a stretch for me, it's also been a lot of fun. I get to play around with words and ciphers and figure out new ways to stump my characters.
And, the best part, is the general idea for the story (with the SOREM and the team and stuff) has been something I've had for a long time. I think I was like ten or eleven when I created the SOREM. So, like Kit Parker herself, the idea is an old dream with a huge revamp.
At the moment, my working opening like is: Attending a funeral wasn’t at the top of my “Ways to Spend the First Day of Winter Break” list. Actually, I don’t remember putting it on the list at all.
And, that's that! Hope you are all happily reading book 2 and are getting as geared up for book 3 as I am! Though, don't get too geared up. I think I'm going to be working on a few other things first. :3
Special announcement before you go:
My friend and fellow author, Leah Good, is organizing a Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sale comprised of independently published authors. So, keep an eye out, as I'll be posting the info on that at the end of the week. I will be participating in the sale, so the first Kit Parker book will be discounted in print on Friday, and both books will be free on Kindle the following Monday.
If you are an author who would like to participate, she's closing the sign-up around noon on Wednesday, but there's still a little bit of time to get your info in: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1as6HAbdPvco1q9QXPOo4pRmbb8gCPu3mr7VK2j1sIfw/viewform
Or, if you're a reader who would like to help get word of the sale out, via your blog, Facebook, or another social media site, sign-up here to receive the information: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10UZtV6Bh4B1HjajwQq_S4Iug69t9fmw7FsGc8yTqA4k/viewform
Thanks, everyone! See you at the end of the week! And, have a truly blessed Thanksgiving!
Does the third Kit Parker book sound exciting to you? Are you planning to participate in the Black Friday/ Cyber Monday sale in some way? What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments below!! :D