The Dead Still Speak

Work is wrapping up on Dragonflies. I’ve reached the last few thousand words and White Creek is in for a hell of an ending. Once I finish, it’ll be put away for a couple of weeks and editing will begin after that. In the mean time, I want to announce the next project.

I will be returning to Armand Rosamilia‘s Dying Days universe to continue Nora’s story. The goal is to have it ready for release around late October or early November. So, the title for the next chapter in my spin around the Dying Days world is…

Dying Days: Zealot

Nora and the gang will find out people can have some strange beliefs and the dead are the least of their problems.

That is all I’m going to say about the book at the moment. It’s in the early planning stages. There is a beginning and an ending, but the middle is organic. I usually write all my books in this manner. I think it works well for me, but has left me in some odd places. Surprisingly, I haven’t ever had to make major changes to an ending using this method. It allows the characters to take control of the narrative. I like watching the story unfold as they make choices for themselves and living with the consequences of their actions.

Why did I choose the Dying Days world to return to next? I thought long and hard about it. I also had Death Inc. book 2, and the end of the Southern Devils trilogy to consider. Death Inc. was the last book I finished and I didn’t feel ready to jump in on the next chapter yet. Southern Devils is being done this year, but the zombies of one world spoke louder than the other. There is a lot of research I still need to do before wrapping up Southern Devils, and I’m not ready to write the first chapter yet.

The zombies in Dying Days spoke to me. Nora spoke to me constantly wanting to know when she gets to kick some ass again. Well, she’s next up to the plate. Maybe in a few months, when work is well underway, I’ll have a peek for everybody. This one won’t be for the faint of heart and will challenge your views of humanity and religion. If everyone follows a man who rose after three days…how will humanity react to people who rise from the dead after a few hours? If the church is all you knew…how will it shape your world view when Jesus isn’t the only one risen from the grave?

I’m going to leave you with that little bit and get back to work. It’s been nice having this chat with you cool cats.

Catch you on the flip side,

Brent

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Writing in noir is cool.

 

 

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