Prince Kitsune's journey to find the King's Sun began thirteen or fourteen years ago with a few sketches I drew while in a college class. No, it wasn't a drawing class or anything to do with creative writing. More likely, it was statistics or business calculus. I probably should have been paying attention to the professor (I failed business calc the first time around), but my mind was on more fantastical matters. Coupled with James Blunt's album Back to Bedlam and Laura Simms' story The Bone Man, an idea was born.
Just like Kitsune's travels in the story, my journey to completing the novel has been a bumpy road. It was worth it to me, on a very personal level, and I am very proud of the final product. I have wanted to write books since I was in elementary school, and I'm ecstatic to finally be sharing some of that work with the world today.
Rest assured that Book Two of The Brass Machine will not take as long to complete. By my best estimate, I am about a third of the way through the first draft. Until then, enjoy the journey!
Also, the Goodreads Giveaway is still going through this Saturday!