Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sometimes a revolution can be thrilling

Last winter I was recruited by the wonderful author Diane Capri into a group of mystery/thriller authors dedicated to raising our profile among readers and to pushing each other to become better writers.

We called ourselves "The Twelve," and once we got our act together, we released DEADLY DOZEN as a gift to our fans. It's a collection of twelve mysteries/thrillers, one from each member of The Twelve, and it went on to sell (as of today) nearly 95,000 copies and spend two weeks on the New York Times bestseller list as well as six weeks on USA Today's list.

It's one hell of an accomplishment and something I'll never forget. But in this business, if you're not moving forward you're falling behind, so even while DEADLY DOZEN was becoming a bestseller, we knew we needed to do something else to maintain our hard-won momentum and give MORE to our readers, both long-time and brand-new.

Welcome to out next project: FLIGHT 12, a series of thrillers loosely connected by one event - Skyway Airlines Flight 12 from New York to Rome.

Each member of The Twelve will write original material featuring one of his or her main characters, the entries will be released over time, prizes will be won, and at the end of the project, the final installment will be written based on suggestions from you, the readers.

To my knowledge, a project on this scale has never been tried, and it's exciting as hell - and nerve-wracking - to have the honor of leading off a lineup that includes, in order:

J. Carson Black
Diane Capri
Cheryl Bradshaw
Aaron Patterson
Vincent Zandri
Michele Scott/A.K. Alexander
J.R. Rain
Joshua Graham
Brett Battles
Carol Davis Luce
Robert Gregory Browne

So if you want to be a part of something truly different, maybe even revolutionary, check out my brand-new release, FLIGHT 12: A KRISTIN CUNNINGHAM THRILLER, and get ready for an ongoing project that will knock your socks off.

Oh, and when you pick up your copy, be sure to check out the embedded links. You might just have a shot at winning cool stuff like a Kindle Paperwhite, or travel bags filled with stuff you'll need on Skyways Flight 12 to Rome.

And then help The Twelve write the ending to this unique project.