I recently posted the placeholder cover art for my book, ‘Game of Wit and Chance’, on Facebook, but probably should have posted it here instead. For some, the art might be redundant, but the words are new.
I developed the bones and base for this story during the 2014 November writing sprint effort called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It started out as a prequel to a story I wrote two years ago that I have yet to finish, polish and publish. As it turns out, it simply made more sense to finalize and publish this one first, with the hope that it reaches enough success to pursue the second and third (and possibly more) books in the series.
The story is basically a family saga that begins in the 1930s and chronicles the lives of a Filipino / American couple and their children, ending in the year 1995. It begins in Portland, Oregon in the USA, moves to The Philippines and then expands to Shanghai, China as well.
There’s a little bit of history, a little bit of culture, a little bit of adventure and a lot of drama built in that I hope creates a base, as well as an arc, that will interest readers in on-going tales. My intention is to develop these tales as a series of stories that are internationally themed murder mysteries dealing primarily with smuggling.
I am preparing to publish or do a prerelease (I haven’t decided which) on October 1, 2015, just in time for the holiday buying season. Actually, it might be a month late for the start of the holiday season in The Philippines since Christmas carols and decorations typically start there with the beginning of the ‘ber’ months (September, etc.).
More info to come on the next update!