January 1, 2018

Announcing My Next Novel: Mental Contact

Happy New Year! I want to start off 2018 with a bang, and what better way to do it than an announcement? So, without further ado:

I’d like to share with you my upcoming novel, Mental Contact!

I see things that aren't really there. Well, not things. Just her. Lola.

Stranded on a small planetary system, gazing at the stars is the only thing that brings Jake any joy. When he was a child, he dreamed of exploring those stars by becoming a warp spaceship pilot just like his father. But when delusions started invading his thoughts, his aspirations for the future evaporated.

Even through his heavily medicated haze, Jake starts seeing Lola again. Instead of heeding his doctor's advice, he stops taking his medication altogether.

Following Lola through the planetary system, Jake discovers just how dangerous his delusions have become. She lures him to a small, icy planet which has a dark secret. Not everything can be seen, and not everything seen can be trusted.

Mental Contact is a thrilling science fiction novel that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Mental Contact will launch on March 20, 2018. I will add a preview of the first few chapters soon, so keep a lookout for that.

I actually wrote the majority of this novel while participating in NaNoWriMo 2016. It’s gone through quite a bit of editing and polishing since then, and I’m pretty pleased with the final project.

Before drafting this novel, I had never written a story in first person. Although it was a challenge being limited to a single perspective, I really enjoyed getting inside Jake’s head. He blames his current situation on his past experiences with mental illness. It’s made him bitter, and he refuses to shoulder any blame. Naturally, when he finally does decide to take his life into his own hands, he makes some bad choices, followed by even worse ones.

I’ll be recruiting readers for launch day reviews in the next couple months, so join my newsletter if you’re interested in getting a free advance review copy!

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