Yesterday, I wrote the final line of my second novel, one year and one day after Orbit Books published The Last Days Of Jack Sparks.
There's still plenty of editing work to do on this book, but the damn thing exists, fifteen months after I started work. This has not been an easy journey, but books very rarely offer anything of the kind.
So! The book is called Key Man.
Your front door key is not unique.
If a homicidal maniac walked from house to house for long enough, trying the same key in each front door, he might eventually open yours.
Six-year-old Emilee Brink finds this out the hard way, when a hooded figure enters her family's Las Vegas home...
That's the premise. Hope it appeals. Key Man currently has a release date of January 18, 2018 via Orbit Books. If you were to pre-order this thing before it even has a cover, then this would set you up among the gods. The gods! So if godly status appeals, you'll find a handful of links at the end of this post.
This year, I've cut right back on social media, mainly to gain work focus. I'm only on Twitter at the weekend, for instance, and now keep my personal Facebook deactivated as default. Really makes a difference and I'm liking it a lot. But while I'm tweeting and posting less, I plan to really make a go of my free e-newsletter, The Necronoppicon. Hopefully I can send one of those out every few weeks from now on.
Here's the online version of my most recent edition of The Necronoppicon, which went out last Sunday and told subscribers about Key Man first, as well as recommending Netflix documentaries and going into a little more detail about regaining work focus in the social media age. Like the look of it? Hit Subscribe on that page and join us! Add 'tell arnopp at gmail dot com' to your Contacts list, to be sure of receiving each startling missive!
Subscribers will be the first to hear details from me about the movie version of The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, currently in development. Oh, AND when I write the next Necronoppicon newsletter, I'll randomly pick one subscriber to receive a glossy US hardback edition of The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, personally signed to them. Even though me signing a book sadly halves its resale value. Join us!
Goodbye! Don't forget to triple-lock your door.
KEY MAN PRE-ORDER:
Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon Canada
iBooks US | iBooks US | iBooks Canada
Waterstones (with working title!) | Blackwell's (ditto!)
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