Behind Sarcology


cover of SarcologyA robotics scientist has been enduring a very personal blackmail as punishment for past indiscretions… but the stakes have gone up, and she’s had enough.  Enter Allen and Jessica Teal, of the Teal Investigative Agency, who plan to catch her elusive blackmailer.  But the case quickly goes from bad to deadly… and they must solicit the help of a robot prototype that turns out to be far more than anyone expected.  So begins a sexy and romantic detective adventure, with a robotic twist, set in a very believable 2040s Atlanta.

In seeking a title for my story, I’d come across the word Sarcology—and its very real definition, the study of the soft tissues of the body—and decided that it fit the story to a T.  That was well after I’d started the story, because as I started researching and developing the kind of story I wanted to tell, I wasn’t sure myself where I wanted the emphasis of the story to be until I actually started writing it.

My original notes and ideas had been about a robot that would prove itself to be almost indistinguishable from a human being.  But a robot emulating a human… well, it’s been done, and it’s actually quite boring on its face.  Not enough for a good story.  I needed more. Continue reading