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The Resisters series Why write for middle readers age ? After reading the HALO novels, they wanted to know what else they should read. The Mortal Coils series What is the status of the series? When is the third book out? They have also denied my requests to revert the publishing rights. Recent studies show that the largest segment of people reading YA books are much older like me.

Many fans have written to me and asked to continue the series anyway via Kickstarter, or self published, or finding another traditional publisher. The first step for me, though, is to recover the rights to the first two books, so I can re-position them properly, possibly even give the first one away for free to expand the audience.

So… all I can say at this point is to please be patient. How many books in the Mortal Coils series? Five are planned. They have the first, last, and only word on all thing HALO. How did you get picked to write the HALO novels? I was the only qualified writer familiar with the as yet unreleased HALO property.

I was working at Microsoft Game Studios at the time. So I was just at the right place and the right time.

Trautmann needed it written, however, in seven weeks, and he knew I had a chance to hit that deadline from us having worked together on Crimson Skies fiction. I have an idea for a HALO novel. How do I get it published? Please read this blog post for more details.

Will you be writing another HALO novel? Just those two. Can you sell me a copy? General Book Questions Are you going to make a movie out any of your books? I wish! A production company needs to buy or option the film rights first. Do you know where I can find fan-fic of your books?

Can I send you my fan fic? While fan-fic is flattering I cannot talk about or point you to sources of fan-generated fiction for legal reasons. Appearances, Interviews, and Reviews Can you come to my city to do a book signing or give a lecture? Can you answer questions for a school project? Unfortunately, I am unable to help with all the school projects I get requests for. Hopefully you can get some of the answers you need from this page or my bio page.

Writing Advice I have a question about the writing process. Please look through my blog before you ask. You may find the answers already there. Can I send you samples of my writing or tell you about my ideas? Can you help me write an outline or query letter?

Please do not send any of the above to me—you will not get a response. Please contact me via my contact page. Video Games How do I get a job in video games? Track the website of video game developers. Watch for job openings that appear and take a careful look at their requirements. Keep an especially watchful eye out for internships. For you writers, write a sample script or download one of the many level editors out there to make a short sample game.

Or—you can go the indie route: make your own game. There are tons of opportunities out there if you have drive, guts, luck, and technical aptitude. Start small.


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