This year, for the month of April, I will be taking part in the A to Z Challenge for bloggers. The challenge is to post a blog everyday through April on a particular theme.

This year my theme will be an A to Z guide to my trilogy of novels, ‘The State Trilogy’, covering topics including the main characters, settings, themes and plotlines, as well as looking at the writing and publishing inspirations and challenges I encountered while working on them.

An overview: ‘The State Trilogy’ consists of three novels – ‘A Justified State’, ‘State Of Denial’ and ‘State Of War’ – set in an unnamed island country known only as ‘The State’, in the imagined near future. It follows the intertwining story of a number of characters, principally a State police detective named Danny Samson and an assassin, Gabriella Marino, over a period of six years. Their story begins with the assassination of an elected official and spirals into revolution and civil war. Part political thriller, action story, war story and dystopian science fiction, the trilogy took three years to complete and the books are available to read now – you can find links to purchase them HERE.

I hope you will enjoy learning a bit about them, the background to them, and my journey towards creating them. And perhaps be inspired to give them a read!

First up on Thursday April 1st will be: A is for: Assassin, Amazon, Appalachia, Archie Cancio, African Union, Architecture and Advertising

91 thoughts on “A- Z CHALLENGE 2021 – THEME REVEAL

    1. Well remembered! So nice to know someone was reading and enjoying. I’ve missed A to Z since then, busy writing these books, good to be joining in again this year 🙂


  1. Returning to the Challenge should be sheer fun after having completed an entire trilogy! Congratulations! I look forward to visiting over the course of the month and learning more about it.

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  2. A look at your journey to these books sound interesting, I’ll be popping in to visit along the way. Good luck with the challenge and congrats on getting the books published!

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  3. Iain,

    Your book trilogy sounds like it would make an exciting movie series. The best of luck to you in April. It’s going to be a wild ride…well, it will be for me. I feel so disorganized going into the challenge this year. Thanks for dropping by learn about my theme for next month. Have an awesome day!

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  4. Great theme and I can’t wait to follow along. Given my writing goal this year I am excited to learn about the novels themselves as well as the background and journey. As a side note, great cover images for all three novels!

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  5. Iain,

    I just want you to know I came by on Tuesday or Wednesday for a visit and left a comment but I’m not seeing it. You may need to check your spam folder. Sometimes WordPress does strange things like that. I remember commenting that your book trilogy sounds like it would make an exciting movie series. Best of luck to your next month in the A2Z Challenge and thanks for the visits!

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    1. Thanks Cathy, if you know anyone who wants to buy the movie rights from me, I am willing to sell! 😉 Hope my posts will be of interest to you and maybe persuade you to give the books a read.

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    1. Thanks Shirley, that’s the idea to try and drum a some interest, but also by the end it will sit on my blog as a handy guide. Hope you find it interesting 🙂


  6. So great that you’re back again this year Iain – looking forward to seeing what you share with us, especially having read all three.


  7. Hi Iain — Interesting theme for the Challenge. I will be looking forward to it, to know more about the Trilogy.
    Do drop by on my blog as well. Thanks.

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