I am pleased to tell you that writing and primary editing on The Tetradome Run, the novel I’ve been working on for the past two years, is complete. I am now speaking with publishing industry professionals about the novel, while still carefully collecting and working with feedback from early readers.
This novel is much larger and more complex than any of my previous works. For fans of Girls Wearing Black, you should think of this novel as a single work that is similar in size and scope to all four Girls Wearing Black books combined!
The novel had its genesis in a transmedia project I was commissioned to write for a popular fitness app two years ago. Starting from the skeleton of a simple, bare-bones action story, the novel has grown into the most complex and challenging piece of work I’ve ever written.
I am still not at a point where I can quote a release date to you, but I will continue to update this page as news develops. For now, if you haven’t already, please like my Facebook page for updates on my work as well as book reviews and general book-related chat from an author’s perspective.
Here is the current blurb for The Tetradome Run!
What if we already live in dystopia? How far removed are mass media spectacles like the Super Bowl and a presidential election starring Donald Trump from the televised bloodsports of dystopian literature?
The Tetradome Run places a Hunger Games-like sporting event in present-day America, and finds our gossip-driven, celebrity-obsessed culture eager to watch.
This year’s show puts convicted felons on a series of obstacle courses that are filled with death traps and genetically engineered monstrous creations. Superstar felons competing include: Nathan Cavanaugh, who committed a dastardly act of domestic terrorism; Robin Hightower, who murdered her cheating husband; and Jenna Duvall, a college sophomore who became a media sensation when she was found guilty of assassinating a United States Senator.
As our star felons careen through six weeks of televised mayhem, a reporter named Gabe Chancellor becomes skeptical of the narrative about Jenna’s crime. Gabe discovers that Jenna’s case is a strand of a much larger web, one that weaves multiple crimes together and suggests that this year’s season finale of The Tetradome Run might be the most explosive show yet.