I really enjoyed writing the Revivors series, but there is a special joy that comes with breaking ground on a completely new tale. The Burn Zone is that tale.
This afternoon I verified with my editor at Roc that The Burn Zone is a go. The contract will (I believe) include one other book and then we will kind of take it from there (this is actually quite common from what I understand…it will either sink or swim after two entries). I will be writing under a thinly disguised pen name for this series, the reasons for which I will address in a later post, but for now just know that when I or others refer to ‘James K Decker’ they (or I) am in fact referring to my new alter ego.
The Burn Zone takes place in a completely new world…still on Earth, but in a slightly farther flung future and very different from the Revivors series. It follows the character of Xiao-Xing (nicknamed ‘Ort’) who you’ll get to meet in 2012. I think you’re going to like her, and the wild ride she ends up on.
I’ll provide additional (and better) teasers as we get closer to publication.