Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
I’m thick in the weeds of formatting the ebook right now, but it won’t be too long before you’ll be able to read Eternity Began Tomorrow—the first Kevin Brennan opus since Fascination three years ago.
Why has it taken so long? Well, readers of What The Hell will recall that I’ve aimed most of my attention these last three years to agent hunting, and to be perfectly frank it hasn’t gone great. I’ve shopped around three different projects, with one more teed up for this fall, and though many of the agents have positive things to say about them, the most common response is that “literary fiction is nearly impossible to sell in this market.”
That’s why Eternity Began Tomorrow isn’t exactly literary fiction. I’m calling it a “political thriller,” in fact, though I bet readers of political thrillers would probably say it’s not that either. It’s a hybrid. That’s my M.O. Screw categories. Categories beget boilerplate books.
And even though EBT isn’t quite literary, I decided not to query agents for it because it’s so damn timely. It’s set in the fall of 2019 and much of 2020. Now, basically. It references the Mueller report and Jeffrey Epstein. History as it happens. And its main focus is climate change and how our leaders are dropping the “save our planet” ball big time.
This is the tale of a spunky online journalist named Molly “Blazes” Bolan, who’s assigned the story of her career: Dig into the hot new climate-change crusader, John Truthing, whose organization, Eternity Began Tomorrow, is starting to gain a huge following and might even have an effect on the 2020 presidential election. His devotees are young, enthusiastic, committed, and possibly addicted to a new social drug called Chillax, which Truthing just might be connected to financially. Blazes is in the tough spot of having to land punches against a man with an ostensibly good message.
That’s all I’ll say right now. In a few weeks, you’ll be able to buy the book and read for yourself how Blazes takes on the enigmatic Truthing and gets in deeper than she intends. The outcome of the 2020 election is at stake. And with climate change worsening by the week, it could also be a matter of life and death.
Prepare for a generous sprinkling of F-bombs too. Blazes has quite the potty mouth, but I decided to let her be herself, in all her raunchy glory, because somehow it actually suits her. After she auditioned, I knew I couldn’t ask her to stifle herself.
Watch this space. I’ll give you heads-up on the launch date soon.
Looking forward to this new novel! Mark me down as wanting a signed print edition when it’s available, but know that I will read the eBook when it’s released. Congratulations, Kevin!
Thanks, Susan! (As always …) I’ll probably get to a paperback edition early in 2020, so stay tuned. 😜
Yes to the category comment. Sad comparison to jazz, right? But glad you are sticking to your guns. Sounds like a great, truthful story so to speak…
Smooth jazz, anyway … 😝 But yeah, with the Amazon on fire, it seems like a climate change novel is just the thing.
Yup, good call on that…about time we all got aware.
Good things (novels by you) come to those who wait 😀 And I’m totally with you in the category categorization 😉
Aw, thanks, Marie! I guess categories have their place (like in a shoe store?), but let books be what they want to be!
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