Former Marine who is trying to break out of the stereotype he believes that puts him in.
Colin is one of the first of a new generation of adult super-soldiers. He wants to join the agents, but the question is can he keep up, and does he bring enough to the table to convince the trainers he’s ready.
He will quickly find himself stretched to the breaking point as he leads his team of new recruits, and joins the fight against Iapetus.
Elliot “Tom” Thompson
A seasoned agent who knows field work, and who also has a firm grasp on what is at home worth fighting for. He’s new to making the decisions instead of being in the field, but he willing to put himself out there if that’s what it takes to keep the world safe.
Tom dedicated 30 years to the org. and he’s still fighting, but he also wants to have a life. He’s building a relationship with his parents and has his eye on a certain coworker as a romantic interest.
He’s going to find himself overwhelmed with the responsibility of leading a war against Iapetus, and also trying to keep his people safe. The question for Tom will be can he trust his people enough to step back and let them take the fight while he directs?
So today I decided I wanted to focus my next few posts on character profiles. I’m about 1/4th of the way into the rough draft of Not With A Bang… and it’s going smashingly!
I think part of the reason is because at this point–book 3–in the trilogy I have well established characters, who we know, love or hate, and I get to mix in some totally new fresh blood to stir the pot.
Like the other books in the trilogy this one is 4 stories, different, but interlaced with each other. I want to tell you a little bit about the main character in each of those 4 stories over the next few days.
Well hopefully if you have seen the site lately you will notice there was a spring cleaning. I think less is more for an author’s online home. If you wanted to hear me ramble you would just by my books or watch me line tweet something.
My plan is to hit the site with a more thorough update this summer. With that here is what I hope to deliver with the new an improved site.
- More graphic utilization in the blog / photos (Likely come cat pictures)
- Individual pages for the different projects
- Descriptions of the new projects: Hakomi, …With Justice, and Not With A Bang
- Better Amazon integration
So Kurt how’s writing going? You ask…
It’s going well, thanks for asking! I’m finishing the 3rd book in the Liberty Trilogy. by finishing I mean I am on chapter 3 of a 32-26 chapter book. My dumb day job–keep the lights on, put food on the table, pay the bills–is keeping me pretty busy. There is a fair amount of creative work happing though. My best intentions are to finish two more rough draft in 2017. Want to push 2 books off to agents for publication, and then we will be knocking on 2018’s door.
What are you going to write after the Liberty Trilogy Kurt?
It’s like you know what’s on my mind. Crazy! I will be taking a step back into my favorite writing world after book 3 in the Liberty Trilogy, doing a scifi! I started a saga The 7th Age (was just one book back then) in college. I wrote a book that I still love, but I realized later that the story really needed to start way before that book. So… I’m going to write the beginning of that saga.