“… how I imagine an adaptation … “
The series‘ success led to the launch of an audio drama series for „Heliosphere 2265“. Planning started early on in December 2013. I flew to Berlin for a meeting with Balthasar von Weymarn (who together with Joachim Redeker acts in dual leadership of Interplanar Productions). We talked about the series, the cosmos and how I imagine an adaptation to be. Shortly after, the journey already begins. The scripts were created, voice artists casted, and the first tracks recorded. So far, we are looking at a quarterly interval. Everything further will hopefully be controlled by the series’ success. Since I am a Sci-Fi fan myself and an avid Mark Brandis listener, it was important to me to publish something special. Therefore, the CD comes with a booklet containing exclusive character portraits and additional information material. Also, the data track already includes MP3 files.
“Once more I had to make a decision.”
Meanwhile, I was focussing on the next project. Ein MORDs-Team. Five teenagers enter their school in 1984. Only four exit the building alive. Short flashbacks slowly reveal what happened that night, however, the main focus of the story are Mason, Olivia, Randy and Danielle – kids in the present time. They are dragged into the murder case because two of their parents belong to the 1984 group. Hence, they start to solve the murder. Some comic book elements are also included. A wall clock hides the entrance to a secret room. Oswald Kaminski, who laughs like a penguin, is an age-old adversary of the mysterious Count, leader of the gangland (basically Barrington Cove’s own Moriarty). Batman fans can definitely interpret a lot into this. So far, all five volumes of the series have been regularly represented in the Amazon charts. In the beginnings, the project was a cooperation between me, Nicole Böhm and Ute Bareiss. Both have now returned to concentrating on their own projects though. Therefore, I am again the sole author of the adventures of Mason, Olivia, Randy and Danielle in Barrington Cove (and the surrounding areas).
“… Barrington Cove’s own Moriarty …”
In 2014 I contributed again to another dime novel series. This time it was Perry Rhodan. I wrote book 8, “Anthurs Ernte” (“Anthur’s Harvest”), part of the mini spin-off series Perry Rhodan Stardust.
2015 turned out to be one of the most productive and most successful years so far. “Heliosphere 2265” and “Ein MORDs-Team” became more and more successful, so it became clear early on that they would be published as hardcover collective volumes as well. These would replace the former paperbacks, which weren’t available in all the book stores. The audio drama series for Heliosphere was also very successful and I started plans for a third series, which would begin in 2016. “Ein MORDs-Team”’s success also meant that a second case was greenlit. Hence, 2015 ended for me with a big grin on my face.