Yay! Franklin Versus The Child Thief is now available!
As you may or may not realize, I’m rebooting this trilogy. I’ve renamed all the books. Instead of just being The Popcorn Thief it’s now Franklin Versus The Popcorn Thief, and The Soul Thief is now Franklin Versus The Soul Thief. I’ve also updated the covers and recreated the print books.
It took a long time for me to figure out the new covers. They needed to show the playfulness of the books, while at the same time, show that it’s fantasy and has some darker themes.
Plus, you know. Franklin. Who remains one of my favorite characters.
I always knew that there was a third Franklin story. I took notes for it, actually, while I was writing the second one.
It still took me a while to get to the novel. In part, I was putting it off because Franklin really is one of my favorite characters, and I knew that once I finished this novel, there would be no more. In part, because I had to find Franklin’s voice again.
In one of the first scenes, when Franklin gets some bad news, he doesn’t panic. His heart doesn’t start beating harder. Instead, he takes a deep breath, widens his stance, then tells the person to go on with the news.
That’s the essence of Franklin to me. That deliberate calm.
The other thing that comforts me is that I know there is always going to be someone like Franklin to just say no to the bad people in his world.
There may be other stories set in this world, following the other characters, like Tommy perhaps. But for now, Franklin’s done.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride as much as I have.
If you’re interesting in the series – you can find it at your favorite retailers.