What’s Up This Year?

Happy New Year! I guess I’m allowed to say that this far into the year since this is my first blog post in the year. How have you been doing? I’ve been doing well. Well, great actually! I just completed my next novel, an upper MG fantasy adventure. I’ve had this story in me for a while, but I’m glad it’s finally out of my head and in my computer. Concerning publishing the book, I’m considering several options. I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve decided on what to do next.

Concerning the sequel to A Dark Christmas, I’ve started writing it. I have a title and a synopsis and a probable book blurb and the first three scenes of the story. I’m so excited about this project, and I’ll be talking more about it, later. It’s going to be roughly the same length as the first book. And I might release it by March or April, ish. That’s not a promise! If you’ve not read the first installment, be sure to check it out at Amazon (for $1.99) or at Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Scribd, or Smashwords. Or you could download a PDF version: HERE

If you’ve read A Dark Christmas, what did you think? As an author, I constantly improve on my craft. Your comments and reviews help me do that.

On to other things…

I just began writing another novel. I’m so excited about this project because it’s set in Nigeria against the backdrop of the Biafran war. It’s a military science story that I think will resonate with a lot of people for a long time. Though I’ve already written a few thousand words, I’m still researching the book. Hopefully, I will be done with the first draft by April.

Here’s my working title: A device that would have changed the outcome of the war. (It’s long, I know!)

It’s a daring story. A tale of grief, corruption, and unwavering loyalty in the face of certain death. It’s a story about the Nigerian civil war that has never been told before.

Here’s an off-the-top-of-my-head blurb: Chris John graduates top of his class at NDA after delivering an expert paper on advanced quantum physics. Less than four weeks later, he becomes an international fugitive. The army wants him, dead or alive. More importantly, they want what he possesses. A device Chris John has sworn to protect with his last breath.

I’ll be posting the first scene (rough, of course) of the book here soon. But after that, you might not hear anything about this project until it’s done, except the occasional word count or progress report. Fingers crossed!

Finally, I want to start a serialized story here on my blog. I would have started it last year, but I had trouble deciding between two stories that I wanted to tell. But I think I have that settled already. So very very very soon, I’ll start. I’m not saying anything about this story yet, but soon.

I love writing! But aside from that, what else do I do? Well, I’m a final year pharmacy student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I love learning about drugs. Though I’ve not quite gotten around to writing a medical thriller yet. Go figure!

Feel free to contact me anytime!

Kachi Ugo

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