Jessie Kwak Book Reading Order
One of the biggest questions I get from readers is: "Where should I start?"
This is a super good question!
My two sci-fi series are interlinked, which means there's more than one right answer. (But a few really wrong answers, like "Book 5 of the Bulari Saga.")
Here's what I tell readers.
First, pick your poison:
Nanshe Chronicles (newest series)
Are you looking for fun spaceship-based adventures that read like an episode of your favorite TV show — complete with heists, trick flying, witty banter, and a crew of wary newcomers slowly transforming into found family?
(Thank Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, and Leverage with a splash of Indiana Jones.)
--> Start with the Nanshe Chronicles, and pick up Artemis City Shuffle, a free novella that leads directly into the series.
Bulari Saga (complete series!)
Do you want to sink your teeth into a tightly-plotted 5-book crime saga of underworld machinations, world-shattering secrets, delicious revenge, and close-knit found family?
(Think Expanse meets The Godfather with some Firefly thrown in for good measure.)
--> Start with the Bulari Saga.
Here, you've got two options.
I recommend diving right in with the first book, Double Edged. Once you've finished the series, you can savor the three prequel novellas for more character backstory.
If you're taking this option, you might as well pick up the boxed set and save yourself some money!
From Earth and Bone (standalone)
Along with these two series, I also have a supernatural thriller that stands alone— though I have plans to write at least one more book in the series when I have time!
From Earth and Bone is perfect for those days when you want a moody read with a nice balance of lighthearted moments, family drama, and suspense. It's about a hardworking mother of three who needs to solve the mystery of her sister's boyfriend's death — after becoming accidentally possessed by his well-meaning ghost.
Creative Productivity (standalone books)
Finally, I have a series of books to help creative types make more time for their art and writing.
- From Chaos to Creativity is a choose-your-own adventure guide to creating a productivity system that works with your creative brain.
- From Big Idea to Book is specifically aimed at writers who are looking to become more productive (and joyful) in their writing process.
- From Idea to Reality (forthcoming) is a how-to guide for folks who want to start a freelance writing business.