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Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Last Plague and Other News

Maybe you've already heard from my constant wittering about it, but my debut novel THE LAST PLAGUE is due to be released at the end of August. The cover has been revealed, also, and I think it's a thing of beauty. Great work by Adam and Zoe Millard over at Crowded Quarantine Publications, and thanks to Paul M. Feeney for the quote on the cover. I just hope that people enjoy the book when (if) they read it. It's a weird feeling, knowing that by this time next month the book will nearly be out and I'll be a father for the first time, too. Sometimes, life is good.

In other news, I've submitted my novella 'BLACK STAR, BLACK SUN' to a publisher I've always wanted to work with and admired from afar during the last few years, which of course makes the waiting even more nerve-wracking! But it's all good, and if it doesn't work out, that's how it goes.

I've just started work on what will either be a novella or novel provisionally titled CHILDREN OF DUST AND SMOKE, about a man in search of his missing son. It's a ghost story about lost children and crimes from the past, and it's got the potential to be very, very bleak. I'm just not sure *how* bleak. But I suppose anything with dead children in it will veer in that direction...

So that's it, at the moment. Hope all is well with you wonderful people. And don't stay out in the sun too long.


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