One of the questions writers get asked a lot is: where do you get your ideas from? I think this is particularly interesting when discussing a novel like Deceit. The story began as an idea for a idea NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – in 2018. I had been watching news coverage of the civil war in Syria. I was particularly appalled by the indiscriminate killing of civilians, including attacking clearly-marked hospitals in the rubble of cities. It is a confused picture over there, and no one seems to know who is doing what. The Russians are supporting the Syrian government. There is talk of war crimes, inflicted by the Syrian government on its citizens.
I am pleased to announce that my new novel, written under the pseudonym Jack Warwick, will be released soon (Jan 1st 2020)
Abi Gillespie’s life is turned upside-down when a bomb destroys a clearly-marked hospital in Syria, killing her brother Adrian and the young patient he was working on. As she is dealing with her grief, a stranger brings evidence that all might not be as it seems. She begins an investigation which will link terrorists in Syria, the British Government, and dark forces who will stop at nothing to get their way. Abi risks friendships, old and new, and even her own life, to find the answer to the question:
I am very pleased to announce “Vision for 2020”. This is not some PR branding wonkishness. It’s a year-long forward plan which will take part of my substantial back catalogue of Works-In-Progress, and embark on an ambitious self-publishing schedule.
I shall be publishing one full-length novel per month, on the first of each month. These novels are currently at various stages of completion, but will be published as complete, edited novels.
The draft schedule is:
January: Deceit (political thriller) February: Meltdown (apocalyptic thriller) March: Corruption (political thriller) April: Wildfire (apocalyptic thriller) May: Death Spiral (dark crime) June: Death in Print (dark crime) July: PJ & Carla (cosy crime / romance) August: Body on the Beach (cosy crime) September: Shed No Tear (political thriller} October: Trick or Treat (dark crime) November: Footprints (apocalyptic thriller) December: Twelve Days of Christmas (dark crime)
The publication schedule might change, depending on external issues. Some works are closer to publication than others, and I may swap them around during the year. The books will be released in print and ebook form on Amazon. I may publish them on other platforms, and they will be available, signed, direct from me. For subscribers at the $5 level to my Patreon channel https://www.patreon.com/authorgerald ebooks will be sent out free each month.