Jack Chaucer


Jack is the author of the YA novel "Streaks of Blue" (2013) and its NA sequel, "Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble" (2015), as well as the political sci-fi thriller "Queens are Wild" (2012) and YA rock 'n' roll novella "Freeway and the Vin Numbers" (2010). The third book in the Nikki series, "Nikki White: Polar Extremes," was published on March 24, 2017. His first children's book, "The Password is Wishpers," was published on Aug. 4, 2017. Jack lives in Connecticut, U.S.A., with his wife and twin 7-year-olds. Chaucer also has finished crafting a new mythological novella, "Revenge to the Tennth Power," starring a girl named Tenn. That book was published on Aug. 10, 2018. His next project will be "Nikki Red: Mars Colony Agatha," which he hopes to complete before humans actually land on the Red Planet. Target publication date is July 4, 2020.

Smashwords Interview

What's MARS COLONY AGATHA: NIKKI RED (Nikki #4) about?
Glad you asked. Here's the brand new book blurb for it:

Nicole Janicek already has stared down high school shooters, a cult of criminal ex-Scientologists and six months of frigid darkness at South Pole Station in her young life, but now she risks it all attempting to ride a rocket to Mars in 2022. After the Red One mission quickly aborts in the skies over the North Sea, Nikki gets a surprise phone call from Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. What follows is a euphoric, historic, tragic and heroic mission to establish Mars Colony A, dubbed by some in the media as “Mars Colony Agatha” when misfortune strikes. While doubters predict the dangerous mission will morph into “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie, Nikki and her crew are determined to write their own story. Through it all, Nikki is surprised to learn just how strong her connection to those she loved on Earth remains despite the chasm of time and space.

At last, I have completed the story for MARS COLONY AGATHA: NIKKI RED. I’m flipping the title around for this final installment of the four-book series to emphasize Mars more from a marketing standpoint, though Nikki continues to be the MC as she has been for the entire series.

Now that the story is complete and there should be plenty of time for editing and polishing this summer, and the formatting/cover shortly after that, I’m moving up the anticipated release date to January 1, 2020. Why not kick off the next decade in style? This story is set from 2022-2026, just a few years ahead of what’s happening now, and Elon Musk and his Starship/Crew Dragon definitely have a major role to play in this book.

I’ve already posted the chapter titles for the first two parts of the book. Here they are for the third and final part:

CHAPTER 32: Distant Early Warning (a little shout-out to Rush!)
CHAPTER 33: Water and Wine
CHAPTER 34: Full Medical Disclosure
CHAPTER 35: Lifesaver
CHAPTER 36: Don’t Call Me Betty
CHAPTER 37: Sea Hag’s Secret
CHAPTER 38: Prescription Laughter
CHAPTER 39: The Perfect Sandstorm
CHAPTER 40: Fourth Rock from the Sun
CHAPTER 41: Captain Uranus
CHAPTER 42: Dearly Beloved
CHAPTER 43: Population Twenty-three
CHAPTER 44: Aggy
Total words: 49,524
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Revenge to the Tennth Power
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tenn believes all men are evil after a childhood of betrayal, imprisonment and abuse. When the discarded daughter of a dead queen reveals her pain and anger, low-born upstart Antero is drawn to help her despite the danger. Can Antero change her mind about men and win her heart? Can Tenn harness her powers to deliver justice? Ruthless King Ryzthar and 14,000-foot Mount Mammyth stand in their way.
The Password Is Wishpers
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
A teacher and her young students use whispers and wishes to turn a school lockdown into something positive — a quiet journey of the imagination and a lesson on treasuring childhood regardless of the situation.
Nikki White: Polar Extremes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nikki Janicek already has survived solitary confinement, a swim with sharks and a scary journey to the South Pole. She wants to train to go to Mars, but not with The Bridge — a company that abducts and violates people. She’ll attempt to free herself, her father and her ex-lover with the help of the man who shot her 7 years ago. It’s a previously inconceivable alliance, bonded by polar extremes.
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A young woman named Evie desperately wants to be the heroine of her story, but heroin is a heartless killer. This short story was inspired by one of the thousands of real-life tragedies playing out all over America right now.
Freeway and the Vin Numbers
Price: Free! Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In this musical novella, a mobster's son named Vincent Masoli and a talented guitarist from the projects nicknamed Freeway form a band that channels the late great Jimi Hendrix and wows pop-weary fans. Dozens of original song lyrics.
Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble
Price: Free! Words: 87,910. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young female journalist is wooed by an organization obsessed with the looming effects of global warming and the race to colonize Mars.
Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School
Price: Free! Words: 53,280. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adam Upton and Thomas "Lee" Harvey are plotting the next big school massacre at their New Hampshire high school. Nicole Janicek, who knew Adam in elementary school, tries to reconnect with the damaged teen at the start of their senior year. But will Nicole’s attempt to befriend the would-be killer disrupt the plot and turn Adam’s life around before the clock strikes 12:14?
Queens are Wild
Price: Free! Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.63 from 16 reviews)
Margeaux Quigley has it all: the eyes of every guy in her senior class, a full scholarship to Stanford thanks to her soccer skills … and the seat as Commander in Chief of the United States in 2036?! Margeaux finds herself being dragged through a deadly chess game from 1984 to the future where her presidential self has been kidnapped by a tycoon who wants to rule the world. She must checkmate him.

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  • Never Alone on March 06, 2013

    This is a psychological and erotic thriller that is extremely well-written, seductively entertaining and penetrates all the right boundaries for this genre. I haven't read "50 Shades" and never will based on the horrible reviews I've seen. It's popularity is due to hype, no doubt. "Never Alone" is quite the opposite. Erynn delivers the goods with her story and deserves some hype of her own. I highly recommend this book!