September 10th marks the release of my first self-published novel, Independent Investigators Inc. Maybe not literally, since it’s been secretly available to buy from various places for a little while, but since I get to pick, that will be the official start date for the paperback!
It’s been a long time coming, and my initial planning document is dated November 1st, 2013. And that does not include the months of gestating the idea. Since then I’ve learned so much about writing, rewriting, rewriting again, formatting, printing, last minute rewriting, and production.
So, Independent Investigators Inc. It’s a story filled with lovely contradictions. There are serious murders and mysteries to go along with them, but at the same time there is an Underwear themed gang lord who has a metal plunger as a weapon. It’s about getting to the bottom of a convoluted conspiracy in a futuristic city that sprawls across three levels, but also furtively about identity and one man’s internal struggle to define himself as something other than his hobbies.
It was a great pleasure to write—telling the tales of Louis, Janne, Milena, Dee, Frederick, Hild#, and Skivvies Karl (which one is the undies one I wonder?)—and I hope it will be as satisfying for you to read!