The Black Sky


UPDATE: Early reviews are trickling in! Here are some quotes with links to the full reviews:

“One of the most outstanding action books I’ve read in awhile.” - 5 of 5 stars, Rebecka J├Ąger, Author

"The entire story took me by surprise...I recommend it to anyone who likes dystopian, sci-fi thriller stories." - 5 of 5 stars, Jeyran Main, Review Tales

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What is THE BLACK SKY? Glad you asked. 

BACKSTORY: You can read an in-depth post here at THE BLACK SKY blog I set-up years ago. The gist: I started writing a screenplay in 2011, then tried to switch to a novel in 2012. It got put in the desk drawer until 2016. By April 2017, I had the first draft. Since then, it's been through multiple start-to-finish revisions. Lots of friends/acquaintances doing beta reads before sending out to agents and publishers. I ended up getting repped by an agent for about a year, but alas could not get the book sold. In 2019, I kept revising, kept getting feedback from beta-readers, and kept sending it out to agents and publishers. As 2020 loomed, I decided it was time to stop looking for someone else to put it out and got the self-pub route via the independent label I've been releasing music through the last few years.

WHAT'S THE STORY?: "Set in a dangerous post-apocalyptic, near-future Manhattan, THE BLACK SKY tells the gripping story of a group of survivors, some living in a lawless wasteland, others safely inside the walled city, caught in the ticking clock adventure of an extraordinary mission to save one man, unlock the truth of humanity’s near extinction, and risk it all to save the ones they love - a thrilling debut novel that illuminates the power of family, survival against all odds and hope in dark times."

WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT BE RELEASED? The publication date is August 28th, 2020. You will find it for pre-order at the regular spots like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other places online. Since it is being printed by IngramSpark, you can put in a request at your local bookstore to pre-order. 

WHAT FORMATS? At the moment, the plan is paperback, ebook, and audiobook. If I can figure out an economical way to do it, and there is demand, I will look into a hardcopy.

WHAT ELSE? In addition to the book, I will also simultaneously be releasing an "Inspired By" musical score to accompany the book. Twenty-four instrumental compositions to match the twenty-four chapters. It will be available to stream everywhere, and CDs will be available via Amazon.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOOK? Besides the history of its creation over at the aforementioned blog, I have also created a Spotify PlaylistPinterest Board, and a YouTube channel that contain images and video that were inspirational while writing.

ANYTHING ELSE? You might want to check out this link. Let's just say, there is more to the story. And keep your eyes open on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) for more information.