Posts Tagged ‘Matt & Hooch’

TA Brown and I have been busy writing – amongst other stories in progress – some vignettes for Hooch & Matt. We’ve just entered the editing phase for these wee stories, which explore the lives of Matt & Hooch beyond Deliverance.

You’ll be meeting new characters and old ones, especially one who has grown up. 😉

These vignettes will be available on my website as free reading.

Watch this space!


As promised, February isn’t over yet and Deliverance is published. 🙂

Deliverance (paperback)
Paperback: 278 pages, 100,000 words
ISBN 978-0-9559880-1-1
Deliverance (ebook)
eBook: ISBN 978-0-9559880-2-8

Nothing in life is ever simple, especially if you are a Delta Force instructor and an ex-Marine trying to make a new life together – not when you live under the constraints of ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell,’ the shadow of nightmares, and a darkness that will destroy you unless kept in check.

Deliverance is the story of Hooch, a US Delta Force soldier and Matt, his former-Jarhead lover. It is a spin-off from Special Forces and spans the years 1998 to 2011. Both Hooch and Matt were created by Marquesate as secondary characters in the epic Special Forces (© 2006-2009), but they took on a life of their own.

Deliverance is available in paperback and as ebook from Camouflage Press. As a special treat from TA and Marq, Deliverance can be read online on Marquesate’s website.

Deliverance © Marquesate and TA Brown 2011. All rights reserved.

Publisher: Camouflage Press
Publication Date: February 2012

Indeed, what it says on the tin. We have just received Deliverance back from our line editor and this weekend will be spent formatting and preparing. Watch this space, if I glue myself to the computers this weekend, Deliverance will be published – well, this weekend. 🙂

Marq & TA

After writing the “in between bit” (technical term, honest), feedback from The Reader, and editing twice, Deliverance  is now ready to go off to the line editor/proofreader. It weighs in at…


Who would have thought at the time when I first created Matt and then Hooch, all the way back in 2006, that they’d turn out to have their own novel of one-hundred-thousand words.

Right now it looks we’ll definitely making the March publication date.

Both T.A. and I were unwell at the end of last year, at different times, which meant that we were two months behind, and obviously, the December 11 publication date didn’t happen. Sure, I could have logged in and let everyone know by posting a blog entry, but, well, I didn’t. Sorry for that.

However, I do have some very concrete news for anyone waiting for Deliverance.

– letting the novel rest for 2 months was a good thing to happen. While not planned, I’ll definitely plan this in the future for anything I/we write, because the distance to the text is excellent.

– we have been editing like fiends, and while doing so, we realised that we have to write an additional part, which we are currently working on.

So, all in all, things are moving forward at a mighty pace. Most is edited, some is being written right now to be added, and then when that is edited and everything is put together and then proofread, we shall have Deliverance ready for publication.

I don’t want to raise hopes that we might not be able to fulfil (again) and thus I’m on the safe side and say March.