last updated 21 July 2019


ABOUT THE EASY TOWN BOOK SERIES


What to expect from the Easy Town books?

Expect a story which takes you from a bold idea to seeing an exciting project come to life, despite the threats from all directions: inside the team, from corporations, the public, and governments, and from personal demons.

Build into the stories are ideas, questions, and challenges. At times the story embarks on an adventure, and in Year 3 some magic enters the stage.

Overview

The overall story of the Easy Town Book Series is simple: A town experiment is planned in several stages, the town is built, the town gets into trouble, and some of the main characters mess up things, too.

And then, well, things get sorted out — sort of. The end of the story surprised even me. More so, because it seems to make sense. Loose ends are tied up, and it’s the best of all endings: it’s beginnings.

There are roughly three major parts:

Part 1

Year 1 & 2 – planning & building

Part 2

Year 3 to 5 – things get (really) messy

Part 3

End of Years 5 to 7 – wrapping up (sort of)

Bridge books

There are three books I call bridge books. Those connect two major phases of the story and have a bit of a stand-alone character.

  • book 2: travelling
  • one day in town
  • assassins

Supplement books

There will probably be two supplement books. While belonging to a specific part of the story, they add to one or more books.

  • Jack’s notes
  • lemon press – special edition

It would also be fun to have some sort of illustrated companion for the series with all the maps, calculation, drafts of houses, layouts, illustrated ideas and maybe even comic versions of some scenes. But, that is something for the future.

Published book and work in progress

Book 1: beginning was published on 28 September 2018.

Book 2: travelling will probably be published in December 2019.

All in all, I have more than 3,000 pages in drafts, notes, and calculations for the whole series. And sorting is a bugger …

book 1

seven years easy town, book 1: beginning, First drafts for a town experiment, book cover

published September 2018

book 2 – part 1

seven years easy town, book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part 1

publishing date: probably February 2020

book 2 – part 2

seven years easy town, book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part 2

publishing date: probably February 2020

book 3

book cover: book 3, shaping

publishing date: probably autumn 2020


seven years easy town, book 1: beginning, First drafts for a town experiment, book cover

Price: €13.02 (incl. VAT)
Pages: approx. 430 pages
Format: e-book (ePub)

seven years easy town, book 2: travelling and We need to talk about sex, book cover, part 1

Pre-order part 1&2 for: € 7.77 (incl. VAT)
Pages: approx. 920 pages
Format: e-book (ePub)



More …


photography: Ellen Paschiller

The Origins of the Easy Town Idea

The call came on a Sunday in April 2012. My friend Easy was in a critical condition …

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Easy Town Book Series

photography: Ellen Paschiller

About writing
the Series

The idea to write down the daydream came unexpectatly. But once it was there, I was all in …

photography: Ellen Paschiller

Easy Town Book Series

photography: Ellen Paschiller

About
the Daydream

Sometimes it’s good to daydream, because it helps to explore and clarify ideas …

photography: Ellen Paschiller

Easy Town Book Series

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Why I chose
to write the story

When I had the idea to write down the Easy Town daydream, I flinched …

photography: Ellen Paschiller

Easy Town Book Series