"I had already graduated, and I was sitting around in my apartment trying to figure out what the heck to do with this education I had gotten. Finally after some seriously lazy months, I got my act together and started working on Air-Heart." Derik went through several versions of the concept before narrowing in on what became the first Air-Heart book.
|Air-Heart: Taking Flight|
"Air-Heart was always meant to be an ongoing series, I just needed somewhere to start." Having completed the first book, Derik has set his sites on beginning the next book in the series. "I always knew I wanted to do more. As I was wrapping up the first book, I had so many ideas for a second one. I'm always jotting down little story ideas as I work, and they wind up being the basis for the next big thing."