It’s getting closer to release date for my debut science fiction novel, Sha’Kert: End of Night. March 27th to be precise, and I think I’m in countdown mode.
If I ever thought the hard work stopped once the last full stop was written, the previous four months have disavowed me of that notion. It’s fantastic working with Temple Dark Books, having someone who knows what needs to be done, how to do it, and who works as a partner.
The paperback edition of Sha’Kert: End of Night has been finalised after no small amount of effort by Temple Dark Books so I thought I’d load the complete cover art here. I think its a magnificent thing, the artist Gaia did an amazing job on it (even moreso when you have a look at the scratchy concept I gave her), capturing the essence and feel of my work perfectly.
While you’re over at the Temple Dark website, make sure you have a look at the forthcoming 2021 releases for Ronald A. Geobey and Daniel Wade. The first in Ronald’s epic science fiction space opera / fantasy series, The Gods of Kiranis, is due to open for pre-release orders in late March this year. Daniel’s historical fiction A Land Without Wolves is due for release later in the year.
And don’t forget to have a look at the cover art development processes for The Gods of Kiranis and Sha’Kert while you’re there.
Both of my short story collections, Hawking Radiation and Sex and the Single Cosmonaut, are still out there for you. Perhaps, after March 2021, there will be more.
I’m still over the moon, still unbelievably happy; a debut novel, first submission, and fantastic support from a great publisher as part of an amazing group of writers. I’m only too aware many people wait a lifetime for this, and I remain both humbled and overjoyed.
As always, to those of you who have followed this blog, a sincere and heartfelt thank you. You don’t know just how encouraging that simple act can be.