Gene Doucette graduated Boston College in 1990 with a degree in English and a concentration in theater, mixed drinks, and the fine art of joint rolling. He began his post-graduate career exploring his first writing love: playwriting. Playwriting loved him back, but only a small handful of theaters did as well, so he explored other writing opportunities, which included writing his first novel. This novel will not be named here, nor seen anywhere, and for this everyone should be thankful.
Gene’s pursuit of novel writing resumed after a lengthy tenure as an unpaid humor columnist—this would later transition into unpaid blogger, and later simply unpaid—with a novel called Charlatan. This novel is also not available anywhere but probably could be, except Gene decided the story made more sense as a screenplay. This does not mean the book will never be published, only that it needs a lot of work first, and Gene is more interested in selling the script. (Not incidentally, that script has won some awards. This didn’t get it optioned. You’d be surprised how often that happens.)
Sometime in the vicinity of 2003, Gene got an idea for a novel about an immortal character who would narrate his own story in a voice similar to the kind of voice he had been perfecting in his time as a humor columnist. Immortal-as-blogger, after a fashion. This led—rather quickly—to the first draft of Immortal, a novel that you actually can go find and read, which we recommend you do right away.
In the years between 2003 and the time that copy you just picked up of Immortal was published, Gene went through multiple drafts, wrote Hellenic Immortal and Fixer, picked up and lost an agent, wrote the aforementioned Charlatan screenplay (and a number of other scripts) and worked with three different independent publishers.
Immortal and Hellenic Immortal were published (Immortal being a second edition) by The Writer’s Coffee Shop in March and May of 2012, and were great successes. In 2014, Gene published the long-delayed third book in the series, Immortal at the Edge of the World. In between, in 2013, Fixer was published.
Also in 2014, in order to whet the appetites of the reading public—especially the part of the public who had lost track of Adam the immortal narrator between the May, 2012 release of Hellenic Immortal and the impending October 2014 release of Immortal at the Edge of the World—Gene began self-publishing standalone novellas for Adam. These became The Immortal Chronicles, and there are currently five of them. A sixth novella, told not from Adam’s perspective but from the perspective of a red-haired mystery woman (and immortal) named Eve was published in 2015.
Sometime in July of 2015, shortly after Eve debuted, Gene got a weird idea about a spaceship landing in the middle of nowhere in particular, doing nothing in particular. That little idea became The Spaceship Next Door, which he published on his own in December, 2015.