Hello guys! So... We have been out a month and 99% of you who pledged via Kickstarter and Pre-ordered would have received it by now, the feedback I have had has been amazing and hugely appreciated, not to mention ridiculously heartwarming. So thank you so much for all your support and love.
I have limited stock left of the first print now, less than 100 of the 250 left, so if you have yet to buy one or know someone who will want one - please send them to the BUY THE BOOK page (or click the link here!) - and I will have one sent out within 7 days, signed, numbered and with a unique illustration by myself.
As it is now the 1st November I am using this month to take part in NaNoWriMo and have the aim of nailing at least 50,000 words on the second novel - which I have already been working on for a month or so. It is called HYBRID MACKENZIE (AND THE PEOPLE ON THE HILL) and has been a story I have been working on over the last decade, but which has recently become as clear as day in terms of what the story is - beginning, middle and end, and I have been busy laying foundations for the book together, including my authors roadmap and map-making for the world of the story.
This will be a big undertaking - the story is centred around an entirely fictitious world, based upon elements of our own, in a time after a great civil war, on the brink of an industrial revolution. The tone will be somewhere between the steampunk weird of China Mieville and the fantasy of Stephen King's DARK TOWER series. I have two very exciting mentors to live up to, and who I need to try and channel without copying... I can tell you this, I am excited and more than ready for the task.
Final thing I want to ask before signing off this time is this - If you have read, or are deep into the book, let me know who you would cast in a film version... Just for fun. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts and divine your choices for the characters, which voices can you hear for who and what actors and actresses would you dream cast into the roles?
I have my choices and ideas, it would be amazing to hear yours.
Otherwise, thank you all again, I hope you all enjoyed your halloween and heres to an amazing November. Wish me luck in the NaNoWriMo!