I’m Kent, the author of Chrome Noir. It’s about time I wrote something here. I’d originally created the listing for the book and made it live and then...sorta forgot about it. Things Got Busy. I’m sure everyone knows exactly how that is.
Anyway, first of all I want to say thanks to the people following and pre-buying so far. I really do appreciate it and you’re all awesome. I thought I would just write a little bit about Chrome Noir and where it came from and where it’s at.
As the About page here explains, I originally wrote the story as a screenplay (beginning actually many years ago, with the goal of making it — I’m a writer and director with a couple of independent feature-length films behind me). There’s something called The Black List, which is a list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood; The Black List runs a website where Chrome Noir (the screenplay) attracted a very positive response, and it was selected for their table read podcast (i.e., actors sitting around a table, voices and sound effects/music only). The cast included Colin Hanks, Zachary Levi, Katie Lowes, Rob Morrow, and a bunch of other really talented actors.
Now, a period movie with robots is a little bit above my pay grade, so while trying to figure out how to finance it, I was also working on something else. That something else was Fade In Professional Screenwriting Software, something that I’d been developing over the last few years as a side project. It’s basically a specialized word processor for writing screenplays, and has since been come to be used on a bunch of films and television shows, including the last couple of Star Wars movies. Which is pretty groovy.
It’s always good to be working on something writing-wise at the same time as working on the software, so I decided over the last few months to take a shot at writing/rewriting/adapting/whatever-the-word-is Chrome Noir as a novel, and here we are.
So the book’s written and will see publication. Hopefully that’ll be with Inkshares, because I think Inkshares is pretty cool.