10th Feb2011

What The Hell is THIS?!!!

by Will

So, I was checking my email yesterday, and something caught my eye. You see, I set up a Google Alert for “Will West” so that I can track comment replies that I receive on blogs that don’t send email notification of updates. Sure, this might sound vain, but I learned the trick from someone online, so I’m not the narcissist who thought it up. Anyway, this system rarely works, as the alerts I receive usually have headlines like “Will West Virginia Win The Title?” Thwarted! So, imagine my surprise when I saw “Random House acquires ‘Will West: The Epic’ by Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost“! A blurb found here contained the following info:

The trilogy is a mystery with paranormal elements (in other words, classic Frost) and follows a sheltered boy who’s been told by his parents to avoid the limelight. After Will West lands an unusually high score on a national exam, he is recruited by a little-known prep school and also realizes he is being followed.

Huh?! What?!

After some Google detective work, I found this:

Frost’s Will West combines a sophisticated mystery with furiously-paced action and a twist of the paranormal. In the novel, the title character has spent his entire life trying to avoid any attention at the request of his parents. Then by sheer accident, Will scores off the charts on a nationwide exam and is recruited by an exclusive and somewhat mysterious prep school, the best school no one’s ever heard of, with technology the likes of which no one’s ever seen. At the same time, coincidentally—or not so—Will realizes he’s being followed by men in dark hats, driving black sedans who pose a terrifying threat to his family. What follows is a series of events and revelations that places Will smack in the middle of a millennia old struggle between titanic forces.

How did they find out about my life story?! Who told them?! Better yet, why am I not getting royalties?!

There was no cover available, but I can only assume that it won’t look as cool as this: