Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar Challenge (2016)
I had plotted out Electric Racecar Challenge, and was just getting ready to start. Then, I was reading a story in which a character was in a car wreck and ended up with a chunk of their memories missing. This was devastating for that character and they never were able to recover. I thought that this was just the sort of beginning that would be a challenge for Astrid to overcome. This also added an interesting subplot that I was able to explore that tied into catfishing, which was big in the news at the time.
A Plague of Wizards (2016)
After the traumatic into to Electric Racecar Challenge, I decided I wanted something like that for the next Senta book. This was not part of the overall arc that I had planned. But Senta had become so powerful and important, I wondered what would happen to her friends and Birmisia if she were to just disappear.
Kanana: The Jungle Girl (2016)
I started working on this book about 2011. I worked on it off and on for a couple of years. When I got back to it in 2014, I decided that I didn’t like the story in the first person, so I went back and rewrote it in the third person. Then I decided that it was better the way that I had it before. I went back to the first draft and continued it until there were only three chapters left. Then I set it aside. I finally came back to it at the end of the 2016 year, and it was fairly easy to finish up.
His Robot Wife: A Great Deal of Patience (Coming Soon)
This book will be out in September 9th, 2017. I got the idea for this book in 2014, while working on Charity. I started it right after A Plague of Wizards, but paused to work on the next Senta book, and Kanana. This is by far my favorite robot book.
The Dragon’s Choice (Coming Soon)
I started working on this after A Plague of Wizards and it was the quickest book I’ve ever written, unusual since, I think it’s nearly the longest Senta book. It continues the story of the same main characters in A Plague of Wizards. The first draft of this book is done, and as soon as the final edit of A Great Deal of Patience is done, I’ll start the edit on it.