Here at Evil Corp, we have been successfully carving a path toward world domination for 15 years. With our dedicated staff, we want to have you serve our every whim.
Your family deserves the security and friendly authoritarian rule that you could expect from an organisation like Evil Corp, but with the personal touches that only a caring and understanding community-minded team can offer.
Have you bowed down to Evil Corp?
I have been developing the satirical novel, Evil Corp, through my KSP Writers’ Centre Fellowship and the FAWWA Emerging Writers Progam. Have you ever worked in an office? Have you ever wondered what it is like in the halls of a big company or agency? Do you understand that Casual Friday is definitely not as casual as that word implies? Then this novel will entertain the rebelliously patterned socks off your feet.
A witty, fast-paced, action-packed crime thriller.
You never expect to stand trial for the murder of your wife, let alone if you didn’t do it. When you find out that your wife may not be dead but rather kidnapped by human traffickers for sexual slavery, you could be forgiven for being a little annoyed. Proposing lead therapy for the traffickers in an effort to help them reform and free your wife isn’t appreciated, by the traffickers, the police, or potential future employers. Can one man, dubbed “Dee” by his new family, take down organised crime, avoid the police and traffickers, and keep his gun loaded?
I won NaNoWriMo for 2011 with this novel, the 50,000 words providing a nice foundation for a fast-paced story. (see more details below)
Overturned Stones Sequel Synopsis
When you retire from vigilantism you usually die or go to prison. Dee managed to take option C, which has just been rudely interrupted by a group of mercenaries who want his help knocking off pharmaceutical counterfeiters. Want, at gunpoint. With his family in danger, his life on the line, a new mission to fulfil and a pretty good idea he is meant to be a patsy, Dee is missing his morning sleep-ins.
I never intended to write a sequel to Overturned Stones, but I found that I had a lot of ideas that worked with my protagonist, Dee. This time I wanted to deal with another serious issue, counterfeiting, and have plenty of violence directed toward people who would deprive people of real medications.
What’s happening with these crime thrillers?
I’ve had to put Overturned Stones and the sequel on hiatus. After a round of submissions and some positive sounds made by some industry players, I realised it needed a few revisions. But then something happened. First it was the Norway attacks. Then it was the Sandy Hook shooting. And then… By the time the US had the Las Vegas shooting, the largest in its history, I decided I couldn’t continue to write novels that weren’t more critical of gun violence.
Overturned Stones and its sequel aren’t complimentary of guns nor violence. However, the irreverent tone does tend to downplay the impacts of guns and violence. I intend on revisiting Overturned Stones with a much more critical and satirical approach at some time in the future.