Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The List of Five: What have I Been Working On?

For so many months, I've been mentioning that I have been working on a novella called "The List of Five." There are probably a lot of you that are like, "List of Five? WTH is he talking about?"
I've been really vague about the story, but as I am reaching the conclusion of the first draft, and have already setup for beta reads and revisions, it is looking like a solid June release, and I am really damn excited about it!

So excited that I can't stop talking about it!

I want you all to know what the plan is and I want you to be the first to know. Kind of a reward for hanging out with me for the past year.

The List of Five is a new series that will begin with this novella, The List of Five: The Beginning. The novella takes place as an introduction to the events that will happen 15 years later.

Here is a synopsis of the novella:

On his thirteenth birthday, a year to the day after his Dad's death, Richie Hope, awakens from a restless night, with a list of five names blazing through his brain. The pain of the list is only relieved by him writing the names down. 

Those names are people that are very important to him, including his family and his friends.

That same day, a strange man, a pastor of a youth program, and leader of a new local church, arrives at his family's door, but it is obvious that, though he is kind, he has more than salvation on his mind.

Why are these names recurring in his mind and what does it all mean? Is it just a strange recurring dream, or is the list of names a portent of something much darker? As Richie delves into the mystery and that is building around him, he can't help but think there is something terribly wrong with the church around the corner, it's pastor, and The List of Five.

So, what do you think? Still a bit vague. Yes...yes it is, but I am going to unvague it for two of you. (Unvague. what a great word...I love making up verbs)
Let me know what you think and I will pick two people from those who have commented to receive "The List of Five" The Beginning" when it is released, for nothing.  That's right. Two. That's right. Nothing.

Let the commenting begin:)


  1. Vague and "unvague" enough to make me want to know more. Just the combination of the list of loved ones and a wolf in sheep's clothing is enough to start my imagination. Hopefully I won't have nightmares tonight!

    1. Thanks for commenting Alicia!
      Trying to keep it vague. I don't want to give too much away :)

  2. Glad to know you're getting near the end! A series is a lot to take on, so hats off to you. But I want to buy one, not get one for free :)

    1. Thanks Julie,

      But you might just win one. Thanks for the support. You always have been the greatest!
      A series is a lot to take on. This a novella (30k words to 40k) that leads into the series. The series itself takes place 15 years after the novella. I already have most of the next book plotted for JunNoWriMo. Want to finish it and get it out. Will work on the second in the series for NanoWriMo.