Kealakekua, HI, August 31, 2015 — Is it possible to write a cohesive book series across multiple genres where the reader chooses the next book to be written? On Sept. 3, 2015 Kynegion House author Jeremy Vaeni answers “Yes!” with the first volume of his B-Movies In A Book Series titled, “Free Space: The Real Life Story of a Bingo Queen.”
“My original idea was just to take these old screenplays I had lying around, dust them off, and rewrite them as independent novels,” Vaeni says. “But I saw the potential for interconnectivity there, to build a mini universe with these books–even though they were from different genres. Zombie movies, indie dramas, dark comedies, thrillers, cheesy science fiction–How do you take these disparate parts and make them a cohesive, believable whole? How do you make that whole work even for people who will skip a book based on its genre without them missing anything? And how do you retain the flavor of a movie in a book? These were my questions and I’ve figured them out.”
Once Vaeni ironed out the kinks he took the project 2 steps further. He says, “Growing up, my favorite books were always Choose Your Own Adventure. So that’s what I’m doing here, taking that to another level. After I release the first two books, ‘Free Space’ and ‘The Squared Circle,’ the audience will have to choose the next book that gets written. Would you rather see a ridiculous movie title referenced in ‘Free Space’ come to life or find out what top secret thing happened to the lead character in ‘The Squared Circle’ back in college? Both books will get written eventually, it’s simply a matter of in which order. And I think it’s fun to get readers involved that way but also in another. Perhaps they’d like to step up and write the next book as well. Let’s see how collaborative we can get in this universe-building. TV shows and movie series work this way. Why can’t a book series? Kynegion House is the perfect publishing house to experiment with this.”
“Free Space: The Real Life Story of a Bingo Queen” is a mock-documentary comedy that tells the story of a young man documenting the goings-on at a local bingo hall, who becomes infatuated with an ex-stripper and uncovers a conspiracy. Vaeni says he is releasing this first because it’s a mock-documentary in book form, which is a challenge to write and will set the bar high for future books in the series. He adds, “Also, because it’s hilarious. I’m sick of humor books that are just kinda witty, you know? You maybe smile your way through it or giggle here and there. Where’s the belly laugh? If I’m not laughing out loud at least once per chapter, I’m failing.”
Jeremy Vaeni is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact firstname.lastname@example.org.