My new novel, His Own Devices, has been out for a couple of weeks now. Big thanks to everyone who’s picked up a copy or left a review. If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the elevator pitch:
When Jessica discovers her son’s digital addictions have lured him into a relationship with a psychotic YouTube celebrity, it may be too late to stop a deadly game.
Of course, there’s more to it than that because even when I think I’m writing a techno-thriller, I’m actually doing something weirder with hints of the supernatural. For a deeper (spoiler free) dive into what the book is all about and how it came about, check out this interview I did with Cemetery Dance Online, which also links to their rave review of the book. Or this interview I did with my editor, Nick Nafpliotis, for AiPT Comics. Then there’s Five Things I Learned Writing His Own Devices at Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds blog. And if you missed the virtual release party and reading I did with my buddy, author Todd Keisling, you can still watch the archived video on YouTube.
The book is available in kindle and paperback, as well as two hardcover editions, exclusive to Barnes & Noble. If you’re a paperback reader, I hope you’ll consider supporting your nearest independent bookstore in this precarious time by ordering local from Indiebound.
If you’re wondering whether or not you should read the free prequel novella Random Access first, the stories work together in either order but it might be more interesting to read the novella after the novel. It takes place first but was written second, and many of the clues embedded in it will resonate differently, possibly more chillingly, if you’ve already read His Own Devices.
Thanks for checking in. Happy spring, and happy reading!