Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Meet The Makers

My forthcoming novel, H.A.L.F., will release March 4, 2015. When writing H.A.L.F., I assumed that certain stories, theories and myths about Roswell, aliens and government conspiracy were true.

And because government conspiracy is such an integral part of the modern alien theories, I wanted to create my own version of a secret organization.

Meet The Makers, the shadow government. The Makers are led by William Croft, an eccentric, paranoid and ruthless man well into his nineties but still hanging on to his power. The Makers will be mentioned in book 1 of the H.A.L.F. series, but you'll see much more of them in book 2.

This is their emblem. What do you think they're interested in? What do they want? And why are they interested in Commander Sturgis' work with alien-human hybrids?

Monday, June 23, 2014

H.A.L.F. Arrives March 4, 2015! Cover Reveal

"It's like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly meets the X-Files."
On a hot late-Spring afternoon in 2010, driving in the foothills with a view to the wide valley floor, I had a vision for a story. Gram Rabbit's song Cowboys & Aliens blared from my car speakers and the groove inspired the plot for my forthcoming novel, H.A.L.F.

That was now over four years ago. A lot has happened in that time. I wrote a first draft and had it looked over by beta readers and a professional editor. And I wrote two other books.

H.A.L.F., Book 1 by Natalie Wright
Arrives March 4, 2015
I'm now in full tilt to finish what I started and launch the first book of the H.A.L.F. series into the world. Time away from the project served me well. Not only have my writing skills grown exponentially through the process of writing other books, but the characters and story have had time to mature as well. What was going to be a three-book series has grown and will now be five books.

H.A.L.F. began as a story told from the perspective of sixteen-year-old Erika Holt who becomes an enemy of state when she chooses to help an alien-human hybrid escape the government lab where he was created.

That's still the essence of the story, but it has become so much more. I've made Erika a year older and this makes the whole story more mature. Instead of falling for the "rich kid" from across town, Erika is already in a relationship with the revamped Jack. Her friend Ian is still along for the ride, but I've done a major overhaul of that character as well. He has a secret that will be revealed in time.

And there there's H.A.L.F 9, aka Tex. When I first began writing the story, he sounded more like a robot than a person. He was likable enough, but the way he spoke and acted belied the fact that he has abilities that make him extremely dangerous - and lethal.

And then there's Commander Lilly Sturgis. She began as a bit of a stereotypical meany. A gad guy (girl) that would probably appear in only the first book then not be heard from again.

But as I wrote more and spent more time with the project, I saw much more potential in the character Commander Sturgis. As I explored her backstory, I saw that there were interesting parallels between herself and my main character, Erika. I also saw, through the character of Commander Sturgis, the road map for four more books.

Oh yes, Commander Sturgis is more than a one-book character! I hope that readers will enjoy the complexity of her character over the entire five-book series.

Alien-human hybrids. Government conspiracy. A reluctant hero. A quiet and mysterious young man with the power to do justice or destroy them all.

Welcome to the world of H.A.L.F.

Three teens become fugitives when they help an alien-human hybrid escape a government lab.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kindle Author: Kindle Author Interview: Natalie Wright

Kindle Author: Kindle Author Interview: Natalie Wright: Natalie Wright, author of Emily's House , discusses her book, her journey as a writer, and self-publishing on Kindle. DAVID WISEHART: What...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Do you know what lies beneath?

It has been said, "The Truth is out there." What if the truth isn't "out there" but under here? And can you handle the truth?

The truth will be revealed. The Deep Beneath, Book 1 of the H.A.L.F. Trilogy, a novel launching late Spring, 2012.

If you are a fan of the X-Files or Area 51 by Robert Doherty, then you'll enjoy The Deep Beneath.

Bookmark, sign up for the mailing list, and check back often for news, giveaways, ways to purchase, videos and other cool stuff related to my forthcoming science fiction novel, The Deep Beneath.

Check out an excerpt of The Deep Beneath by going to the "Excerpt" tab at the top of this page.

You can also check out my fantasy novel, EMILY'S HOUSE, by clicking the link.

In the meantime, beware what lies beneath . . .