|Posted by Roger Blakely on April 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM|
Cover art for ACTIVE MEASURES, an entirely new series of novels scheduled to be written
after the next Artemus Newton Thriller is released later this year or in 2013
I've been contemplating writing another Artemus Newton Thriller before moving on to a whole new series of novels. The original plan was to take a break from Artemus Newton for a year or so and work on ACTIVE MEASURES, the first in a planned series of novels about two special forces Soldiers set in the 1980s to be released in 2013 and then release the fourth Artemus Newton Thriller in 2014. But, I think that I'll switch them around and give Artie one more battle against foreign agents, assassins, terrorists, criminals, and other adversaries before diving into the next series of books. Have also been toying with the idea of writing some Bill Hennick Adventures, set in the 1940s and 1950s when the character that Artie meets as a 90 year-old nursing home resident in CHIEF is still a young man and a member of the newly formed C.I.A.
With the success of the last Artemus Newton Thriller, SCOUNDREL, and with the continued sales of the first Artemus Newton Thriller, CHIEF, I've got the incentive that I need to jump in to the hard work of writing and pump out another adventure for Artemus Newton to endure. Artemus Newton is a fun character to put into tough and unexpected situations and see what happens. I just have to start thinking about what the main story is going to be for the next thriller and a couple of secondary plotlines that will be occuring at the same time and then begin work on it.
Thanks to the many people who constantly encourage me as I write these novels.
Have a great weekend.
Roger in Tomah, Wisconsin
Thursday April 19, 2012