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“Hacking the Naked Princess” – latest chapters are in print in 2600 Magazine

Go get 2600 Volume 30, #4 (the Winter 2013 issue), and read the continuation of Dev Manny’s newest case, “Hacking the Naked Princess”.

To date, here are the back issues where you can get the rest of the story:

Part 1: Volume 29, #2 (Summer 2012)

Part 2: Volume 29, #4 (Winter 2012-2013)

Part 3: Volume 30, #2 (Summer 2013) 

Part 4: Volume 30, #4 (Winter 2013) – (this is what just came out)

Future chapters will be serialized in 2600, probably every other issue.

 

2600 Magazine is available in many bookstores, including Barnes & Noble. Individual issues can be purchased at the above links.

Update on “League of Scientists” and “Ghost in the Water”

Okay, just one more update for those still keeping up with the League of Scientists:

The publisher and I have decided to part ways. This means that I will no longer be associated with the “League of Scientists”, “Ghost in the Water”, and any future books in the series.
 
To those who have followed my adventures this far, thank you (and I’m still writing)! To those still eager to get your hands on the book – please keep an eye on the publisher Science, Naturally! for publication updates.

Book Release: Transhuman #2: Monsters in the Dark

I have a new book, and I’d like you to meet it. Continue the Transhuman adventures with Tyler, Zack and Eena in:

Monsters in the Dark

 

“Hacking the Naked Princess” – latest chapters are in print

Go get 2600 Volume 30, #2 (the Summer 2013 issue), and read the continuation of Dev’s newest case, “Hacking the Naked Princess”.

To date, here are the back issues where you can get the rest of the story:

Part 1: Volume 29, #2 (Summer 2012)

Part 2: Volume 29, #4 (Winter 2012-2013)

Part 3: Volume 30, #2 (Summer 2013) – (this is what just came out)

Future chapters will be serialized in 2600, probably every other issue.

 

 

2600 Magazine is available in many bookstores, including Barnes & Noble. Individual issues can be purchased at the above links.

“Monsters in the Dark” artwork


Tyler and his older brother Zack are back from vacation. Tyler came back with amazing mental superpowers. Zack got a sunburn.

Tyler shares his powers with Eena, a girl whose past is covered by shadows and secrets. A dangerous enemy is chasing them, and the three children scramble to prepare themselves.

They have too much to figure out, and not enough time.

The monsters are coming.

You may remember Transhuman #1 and its cover:  

Transhuman #2, “Monsters in the Dark”, is complete and needs to be wrapped by another great cover. Want to help make it happen? You can.

Telekinesis and sharks (though not in the same book)

For those of you following along, you may have an interest in my latest adventures. I’ve been asked for updates from multiple people. Those causes have led to this effect: Below is the scoop on my current projects.

Transhuman #2

The working title is “Monsters in the Dark”. Today marks the Completion Of The First Draft of the book. The next step is a revision, followed by another revision, and another revision… you get the idea. But First Draft Completion is important enough to me that I capitalized it twice! It’s a big step and I’m happy to have completed it. 

I’ve also contacted Darko Tomic, the artist who did the cover art for book #1 – “Waking the Dreamer”. I’m happy to say he’s on board to create the art for this book, too. It’ll allow me to keep visual continuity for the series, and, of course, he’s an awesome artist, so I’m eager to see what he does next.

Dev Manny, Information Technology Private Investigator

I released Dev’s second book – “Wetware” – a few months ago. Dev’s third book – “Hacking the Naked Princess” – is currently being serialized in 2600 Magazine.

League of Scientists #1: “Ghost in the Water”

Coming soonish. See this post for detail.

Abby and Zander #1: “Sharks and Bunnies”

I mentioned it briefly before, but am bringing it up again because we are formally going to get this book through to publication. “We” means it’s a family effort: This is a children’s picture book that I’m developing with artist Celia Kaiser (my sister), and writer and conceptual designer Ally Kaiser (my daughter).

Dev Manny “Hacking the Naked Princess” continues in 2600 Magazine

Go get 2600 Volume 29, #4 (the Winter 2012-2013 issue), and read the continuation of Dev’s newest case, “Hacking the Naked Princess”.

This adventure was started in 2600 Volume 29, #2 (the Summer 2012 issue). Future chapters will be serialized in 2600, probably every other issue.

2600 Magazine is available in many bookstores, including Barnes & Noble. Individual issues can be purchased at the above links.

Book Release: Dev Manny #2: Wetware

I’d like to introduce you to the latest adventure of Dev Manny, Information Technology Private Investigator. The book is “Dev Manny #2: Wetware“, and is available at an Amazon near you. Get it:

Paper book
Amazon Kindle ebook

 

New books – Coming sooner and later

I’d like to update everyone on the entire Internet about two different projects, both of which are critical to our society, culture and way of life:

League of Scientists

League of Scientists book #1, “Ghost in the Water”, won’t be available in stores until 2013. From the publisher, I have this statement:

Our goal is to get the book to press in April or May,
with a pub date of September [2013].

So, no League for a while. However, it’s still promising to see the League now being directly advertised by the publisher: “Ghost in the Water” is available as an advertisement in the back of the publisher’s most recent book. They’ve also built a League of Scientists page on their website. Finally, it looks like we have a book cover for “Ghost in the Water”:

Dev Manny

Dev Manny book #2 is on track for release before the end of 2012. The title is confirmed as “Wetware”. We even have a book cover:

Wetware: Dev Manny 3 is on the floor!

So, here’s the deal: Dev Manny 1 (“Superliminal”) is published. It’s out there in the wild. Dev Manny 2 (“Hacking the Naked Princess”) is being published in a serial format in 2600 Magazine. While that’s in progress, I’ve also started Dev Manny 3 (the working title is “Wetware”). But since the 2600 publication is quarterly, I probably won’t have finished Dev Manny 2 for another year at least, so Dev Manny 3 will come out first, even though it’s #3, not #2. I may end up switching the “3” with the “2” upon publication of “3”. Not sure yet.

Got it?

That’s what will happen later. Here’s what’s happening now: Dev Manny 3, “Wetware”, is on the floor.

My term for saying a book is “on the floor” isn’t some weird industry term, or something metaphorical. I’m being literal. As literal as printing out a bunch of pages and putting them on my floor.

Spooky-eyed Shih Tzu in frame because I'm posting this on Halloween.

In addition to confusing my dog, I do this to get an overview on the chapter flow. As I write, I realize that this part doesn’t belong here, it makes more sense to have it over there. This seemingly-simple rearranging is beyond my mental capacity to visualize (so far there are thirty-four chapters in the book). Putting them on the ground allows me to perform an old-school cut-and-paste. So I do. And I did.

This is a milestone for the book. It doesn’t mean it’s done – this is still the first draft, and I have a lot of work to get it publishable. It’s an indicator that I’ve made significant progress and am almost ready to refine, and refine some more…

…and then I’ll publish.

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