I read the preview for the book on amazon and I am very excited! ((SPOILERS)) I cannot believe that Hypnova is there, this makes so much sense. Honestly I remember reading the first two Jack Blank Adventures when i discovered them at the library in 2012 in the first year of middle school, and I waited anxiously for the End of Infinity to be released all summer long. I read it the end of infinity in a day and I never really could let go of that series ever since. The jack blank adventures really struck a chord with me and inspired me to create my own stories, characters, and writings for the past eight years. Now that i get to see a character from a series that is very close to my heart return in another new series, its like a dream come true. I wouldn’t be the same person i am today without your books inspiring me and helping me through some tough times all those years ago, and it means a lot just to just know that there is a chance however slim that i might be able to return to the imagine nation for a new story read one day. I am sorry to ramble on but i just wanted to say thank you, and i can’t wait to read the lost kingdom when it comes out.
Abby, I’m so glad you are still excited to read the book and not upset that you ran into a spoiler via the Amazon preview! ;-] Honestly, it means the world to me when people like you tell me how much the Jack Blank books meant to them, and I am so happy to be bringing these worlds together. I’m not done with the Imagine Nation either!
so I have only read your series Jack Blank Series (witch is my #1 favorite book) but i was wondering if your going to make a 4th jack blank book? Also I am going to read the other series but i was wondering if it is correct that Hypnova is in another one of your books/Series? I would love to know because that would be SO amazing!
Hi! Without spoiling anything, I can tell you that if you are in the market for a Jack Blank #4, the best thing you could do is start reading Order of the Majestic. I’m in the process of revising book 3 in the series right now, and I think Jack Blank fans are going to be very happy when it comes out this summer!
Hi will there ever be a third seaborne book?
Nothing is impossible… I have ideas about the Ralian brothers trying to get their revenge on Dean, and mixing in some cool stuff with ghost ships, but I’m not planning to write that story at the moment. Just finishing up MAJESTIC 3, and then, who knows?
Hi! I’m not even sure you’ll see this, but I just wanted to say thank you for writing these books! Without reading Order of The Majestic I would have never read anything during this pandemic or thought of becoming an author. I found the first book in my middle school’s library and borrowed it just in time before my school shutdown. I am right now trying to read the first book to my younger siblings(I decided to read it to them after I finished book 2) and they love it as well. Order of The Majestic, in my opinion, was such a beautiful and awesome well written story. I love that the unexpected was not what I expected, which is one of the many reasons why these books are one of my many favorites. I just wanted to say that if I ever follow through with becoming an author I have you and Order of The Majestic to thank for. My only questions would be do you have any advice for wannabe authors? And when starting a story, what do you think one should do in the drafts?Other than that, I just want to say thank you and that I am eager to read The Lost Kingdom.
Wow, thank you for such a lovely note! I’m so glad you enjoyed ORDER OF THE MAJESTIC. I just finished my second draft of Book 3 in the series, which not only wraps up Joey’s story, but crosses over with my JACK BLANK books as part of a connected universe. I’m excited for people to read it.
I think it’s great that you are inspired to become an author! I have lots of advice I can share, but everyone’s process is different, so nothing I say is the only way to do things. With drafts, I like to plot out the basic elements of the story in the 3-act structure first. (Act 1: Introduce the characters and the problem, Act 2: the characters deal with the problem, Act 3: the characters solve or fail to solve the problem). Pretty simple and basic, right? Beginning, middle, and end. But, there are lots of things that go into that. Act 1 needs an “inciting event.” Something that kicks the story off. Acts 1 & 2 end with turning points that move the story forward. Act 1 turning point the protagonist has to commit to the adventure or problem. Act 2 usually ends with the hero falling flat on his or her face, and then they need to make a comeback in Act 3… it’s funny how there is a formula for most stories we read, and writers can follow that formula and still create wholly original things. A book called SCREENPLAY by Syd Field helped me learn this stuff when I was younger and had a hard time sorting out all the story elements in my head.
Other than that, I think the most important thing is to write the story you want to read. The one you will have fun writing. I spent a lot of time writing books and screenplays that were chasing hot trends. Things I thought I could sell to a publisher easier. It wasn’t until I wrote THE ACCIDENTAL HERO, which took place in the comic book world of superheroes (something I loved and still love) that I finally wrote a book that sold. To this day, I believe the reason that book came out better than the ones that came before it was because I enjoyed the work of writing it.
Hope that helps! Keep writing – and reading!!
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