April 29, 2019

Announcing my Next Book: Puzzling Escapes, Mystery of the Spaceship and the Missing Crew

I feel like I’ve talked about this for a while, but I’m finally ready to officially announce my next book, Puzzling Escapes: Mystery of the Spaceship and the Missing Crew, which will launch on June 14, 2019.

The crew on the Oort 7200 Spaceship mysteriously disappeared over a decade ago. Since then, brave travelers have navigated to the abandoned ship, but none have ever returned. Despite the rumors surrounding the Oort 7200, you and your friend Astrid decide it would be fun to investigate the ship. But as soon as you're inside, the doors lock and the power fails. Can you find all the clues and solve each puzzle, or will you succumb to the same fate as the other adventure seekers who dared enter the Oort 7200?

Inspired by escape rooms, Puzzling Escapes locks the reader in a rich and fascinating scenario full of riddles and clues. Grab a pencil and a group of friends—or jump in alone—and try to escape. Solve the wide variety of puzzles in any order, all in one go or in several sittings. If you get stuck, you can ask your friend Astrid for a hint or even have her solve the puzzle for you. Everything is contained in this book so there’s no need for a special app or internet connection.

This book requires:
  • a pen or pencil
  • scissors or careful tearing
  • one or more puzzle enthusiasts
  • tape (optional)
  • a few hours for fun

Before I had the opportunity to do an actual escape room, I played through a number of escape room board games. I loved the whole concept, and I figured if the feel of an escape room could be captured in a board game, it could also be captured in a book.

This project has been an exciting and challenging undertaking. If it’s well-received, I will definitely write more Puzzling Escapes books in the near future. I have set up a giveaway to mark the release of this book, so make sure to check it out!

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