I am a public sector worker who wrote my first novel in response to periods of unemployment. For the first novel I would write scenes in between scanning job sites and writing job applications. The second novel is underway, and I am still writing scenes between scanning job sites and writing job applications. The time off is good for writing but not for paying the bills. I want to be able to live off my writing income but that isn't possible yet. One of the best things about working in the public sector is the endless supply of material it provides for the satirical elements of the books.
A rollicking Sinner Tavistock adventure, the Pearl of Pashtun tells the story of an Avalonian Secret Service mission to Khyram to steal a mystical pearl before the Maharaja of Khyram can use it to start a war.
Fascio, the capital of the Principality of Tyria, is on the brink of civil war. The final spark that starts the fighting is the theft of a unique blue orchid by one of the city’s mystery thieves. Tasked with hunting down the thieves, a former Secret Policeman and a barbarian torturer compete with a team of foreign mercenaries while the city around burns around them in the fires of civil strife.