Saturday, July 5, 2014

Announcing: A New Book!

Subscribers to my newsletter were the first to hear: I've got a new book coming!

And the good news is that it's coming out sooner rather than later. This is a book I wrote between contracted books, and it's going to be self-published. I don't know exactly when it'll be on sale, but it'll be before the end of the year. There will be both print and e-editions available.

This book came from a lot of things I love, and a lot of questions. What makes people, people? Where does one draw the line of humanity? And...what was happening on Earth while Amy and Elder were space?

And that's where THE BODY ELECTRIC came from. Here's what the story's about:

Blade Runner meets Total Recall in this exciting new sci fi adventure!

Ella Shepherd can slip into other people’s minds. Using technology invented by her parents, Ella has the ability to experience–and influence–the memories of others. She’s used this ability to help ensure the safety of the world from a dangerous terrorist group, but not all is as it seems…because someone’s been inside Ella’s head, too.

Want to meet Ella and Jack, the two main characters?

Remember the brilliant illustrations of Amy and Elder that Christine Tyler did for me? She also did two more--one for each of the characters in the new book.

I'll be revealing the full illustrations soon...when I debut my brand-new website. Just as with the illustrations of Amy and Elder, there are a TON of clues hidden in the images about the story and the characters. And personally? Ella's my favorite illustration of the whole bunch. Just you wait until you see the way they look in a larger format!

Five Fun Facts about The Body Electric

  • It does not take place in America.
  • Ella Shepherd's name comes from the title of my favorite Philip K. Dick (and her father's name is Philip in homage to him).
  • Amy and Elder are not in this book, but if you look closely, you'll see some hints of their story.
  • Jack was named after Captain Jack Harkness on Doctor Who.
  • This book is a stand-alone--there are no sequels or cliffhangers. You'll get the whole story in this book.