I happy to announce that I have a new short story out.
Back in October, I received an e-mail, asking if I wanted to participate in a Kindle Worlds’ launch for Stephanie Bond’s Body Movers series. It left me confused.
Body Movers? I’m familiar with that. Stephanie Bond is one of my favorite authors and every book of hers that I’ve ever read is ROTF funny. Her Body Movers series may be the best of them all. Body Movers is the story of Carlotta Wren, a young woman who had the best of everything growing up, until her father, under indictment for financial crimes, skipped town with Carlotta’s mother, leaving then 17-year old Carlotta to raise her nine-year old brother.
The Body Movers series begins ten years after Carlotta’s parents left town. The parents are still missing, the police are still looking, and Carlotta’s life is still upside down.
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So, what is Kindle Worlds?
Kindle Worlds is fan fiction. Authors license their creations, allowing fans to create their own works based on the characters. Today is the launch date for the Body Movers world. However, no launch is done with nothing to offer. To coincide with the launch, several authors are asked in advance to write something to be published on the launch date or soon afterwards.
So, as of today, I have a short story coming out for the launch.
The story is titled Revenge Is A Body Best Served Cold and is told primarily from the point-of-view of Wesley Wren, Carlotta’s younger brother. It also includes the cop trying to find the fugitive parents. Please check it out. (Click here to be taken to the link on Amazon.) I hope you enjoy it. There should also be works from a number of other authors who have written stories for the launch, offering any number of genres.
I’m also trying to finish a second Body Movers work, a novella that imagines a prequel to the contemporary Body Movers series and then drops that prequel in the Yokohama Foreign Settlement of 19th century Japan. The projected story title is Even Bodies Fall From Trees. I'm nervous about it as my Japanese historical writing has focused on the 16th century, not the 19th century (i.e. the world of Shogun vs. the world of The Last Samurai). I've done what research I can to make it believable. I hope you’ll check that one out, too. The target date is December 19th.
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