Happy New Year! Let’s hope it’s a good one. So, if you’ll indulge me I’d like to delve into news about my new book the Light, as well as other publishing news and any public appearances I have planned. Also, there will be a monthly giveaway of a PDF of a comic published by Planet Jimbot. In this case the award nominated Wolf Country#1. So without further ado…
There have been a couple of reviews posted already of my new novel. Up on the book’s Amazon page we have a five-star review from Piaras, who says, ‘It’s a first-class speculative fiction with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of mystery, thriller and suspense will want it.’ What more can I say, but Piaras knows his onions.
the Light has also garnered a beautifully streamlined and aesthetically pleasing 9/10 on the website Now Read This! The review goes on to say, ‘Told through a string of narrative viewpoints from the highest and mightiest to the most excluded and lowly, how The Light works – and how it ultimately fails – is beguilingly exposed in a wry and mordant, satire-saturated tale that delves like a forensic exam into the nature of what it means to be human and truly alive…’ And you’ll get no argument from me.
Other Publishing News
Not that I’m finished with comics. I’m one of the writers on a new Marvel Graphic Novel, Uncanny Origins: Myths and Magic. I write a re-telling of the origin story of Storm. It tells of her birth, the tragic death of her parents, her life on the streets as a teenager and her discovery of her powers all the way through to her ascension to goddess and ultimately X-Man. Marc Campos supplies the art. It’s a really dynamic endearing story featuring one of Marvel’s enduring heroes.
I’m still officially in a state of hibernation, so no plans to venture out before March, but I’ve already got dates planned in Paisley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Carlisle. And I’m hoping more besides. More on such things in future blog posts.
Wolf Country is a comic strip featuring vampires v werewolves in a Wild West setting. It’s a lot more than that, but why should I ruin the surprise? Nominated by the Eagle awards/True Believers for best UK comic. Written by Jim Alexander and drawn by the superlative Luke Cooper. Luke is currently busy working on his magnum opus Hollow Girl published by Markosia.
If you’d like to a PDF copy of Wolf Country#1 either comment on this post (please include an e-mail address) or send an e-mail (email@example.com).
Thanks for listening. Stay warm (and dry) this January. Chat soon.
the Light explores a world where you wake up and know this is the day you die. On sale here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/191645352X
GoodCopBadCop is a modern take on Jekyll and Hyde where ‘good cop’ and ‘bad cop’ are the same person. On sale here: