I am super excited to share with you the cover of my soon-to-be-published novella, Car Thieves! Since I began brainstorming ideas for the cover, I knew I wanted it to be stark and minimal with imagery that expressed the darker and more violent themes in the book without implying a full-on horror story, because that’s definitely not what it is.
I’ve used Kingthings’ Trypewriter font on all my covers so far and I’m still in love with it so I had to use it again. It’s made from scans of actual typewriter letters and I adore the little quirks and inconsistencies.
Instead of releasing the book everywhere all at once this time around, I’m going for a staggered release over two weeks in the following places…
Read online and download for free
9th February 2018
DeviantArt, Tablo and Wattpad
Read online for free
16th February 2018
Download free for Instafreebie members
16th February 2018
Pre-launch previews and goodies
The year 2027. Edinburgh, Scotland. Disease has swept a deadly path through society. A nightlife mogul with a violent past, a sadistic drug dealer, an artist craving companionship, a privileged playboy and a fiercely independent motor mechanic struggle to survive in the chaotic and brutal leftover world of the immune.
You can see my mood and reference boards for Car Thieves on Pinterest, including this post-apocalyptic aesthetic board.
Character notes and excerpts
I’ll be posting character notes and excerpts from the book right here over the coming month, with one character featured in each post. Here’s when those will be happening…
9th January – Chance
12th January – Evan
16th January – Jac
19th January – Richie
23rd January – Sarah
The first chapter
In case you missed it when I first posted it, you can read the first chapter of Car Thieves here.
A new approach
This book will be free to read online and to download, but I’m also operating a pay what you want strategy. If you read the book, enjoy it and want to pay something after you’ve read it (only if you can afford to, of course), you’re welcome to offer a simple and secure contribution of your choosing through PayPal.
Since I stopped using Patreon because it really didn’t fit with how I create and publish my work, and it doesn’t feel right just yet to dive into the full-time-job-in-itself world of selling ebooks through online platforms like Amazon (this may change in the future and I don’t want to half-ass it), a pay what you want model means I can still give away my books and hopefully reach more readers, but also provide an option for people to ‘buy’ the book if they like.
I’m really looking forward to introducing you all to my characters over the next few weeks and sharing the complete book with you in February!