A year after the events of ‘Lifehack’, strict anti-nanite laws have made life difficult for those in the business.
Lieutenant Cassidy Stanton gets a ‘dear jane’ message from her girlfriend. When she’s offered a new post with the Yute temple honour guard, she sees it as a way to make a fresh start.
Settling into the unusually casual base, she eventually finds a new love, (despite not looking), and things all seem well, other than the commanding officer claiming to hear the voice of the statue in the temple.
When Jacob Kirison begins trying desperately to erase his illegal nanite project, he sets into motion a plan that results in a devastating loss to the Yute temple personnel.
How did you decide to create a trailer and what was your experience?
I’d been interested in the notion of book trailers, but many didn’t really ‘grab me’. My ideal trailer would end up more like a movie trailer, and I just don’t have the budget for it, so I had written the idea off. I took a new view on it when I was looking at my website, and was a bit bored of it. It dawned on me that a video of my talking about my books might infuse a little life. My ‘best sales’ are usually done in person, where I can yammer on about the book. If nothing else, videos could add a bit of the personal touch. Much more inviting than staring at a static page of text…. which is ironic, as I’m trying to get static pages of text into people’s hands, but the hundreds of pages..
Since I had some art based on the book, I had those to insert to illustrate some points. I also have a large collection of music I’d made way back when, and I used that a little as well.
Overall, the experience was a blast, even if the vids aren’t of great quality in the end. Whether it was a good idea to do, or if book trailers in general are a good idea…? Well, I don’t know yet. We’ll see!
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My first book had a very happy ending, and it seemed a little too neat and tidy.. so I wanted to write something a fair amount darker. Lifehack killed loads of people as faceless statistics. but in Yute, I aimed to kill characters that the reader got to know. To make it personal.
Born in 1976, he has lived all over Canada, but has called the Meadow-Ridge area of BC his home since 1992. While cycling to his job as a computer technician, he got into a fight with a car in 2001. The car won, and Joseph became a T5/6 paraplegic. This has not hampered his chances at winning the superbowl, as he’s been a self-declared nerd for as long as he can remember.
Since his injury, he has focused on his writing and a little on his art, much of which is related to his fiction and can be found at www.ozero.ca. In May, 2007 he became proud father of Caitlin, followed in 2011 a son, Lachlan.
He awaits the day that stemcells or super awesome telekinetic flight powers will allow him to unfurl his black trenchcoats yet again.