Thank you with cats!!!

Just a quickie this morning, lovely people.

It turns out that so many of you downloaded the opening extract of The Veil it went straight into Lovereading’s Top Ten books of the week – I’m up there with Nadiya Hussain!

So it’s a big THANK YOU from me and a picture of my catsmaking-big-cats-look-small

(And if you haven’t read the beginning of the story, what are you waiting for? A quiet Sunday morning? 🙂 )

XXX

Behind The Veil

The Veil contains two linked novellas, both previously published and now collected for the first time in a single volume by the good people at Horrific Tales Publishing.

The first story – The Kill Crew – initially appeared in 2009 as a POD paperback published by Continue reading

“Do you see Post Apocalyptic fiction as a great way to explore Horror elements in a setting more associated with the Science Fiction branch of the Speculative Fiction tree?”

I was originally asked this by Rob Bedford and answered it on SFF World  in February, 2014…

I danced around this hulk of a question for ages trying to find its weak spot. It was like boxing a Decepticon.

After a couple of weeks, dodging and feinting without landing a single blow, I was tired, thirsty and needed a hug. There was no one around so, in desperation, I embraced the gargantuan, titanium-hulled battle-conundrum’s ankle. He turned out to be a real sweetie.

He said:

“You know, Joseph, this question just relates to genre and how you feel about it.”
“It does?”
“Sure. Relax and enjoy yourself. You don’t even have to answer it.”
“Not even a ‘yes’ or ‘no’?”
“Erm…just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ might not go down too well…”
“What should I say then?”
“Anything. Whatever you want.” He leaned down. “But make me look mean, OK? Ferocious. Know what I’m saying?” Continue reading

The Kill Crew, now popping heads in Spain

I love translation deals.

They’re a wonderful confirmation of your work’s appeal and, from a financial point of view, they mean you get paid again without having to do more work. Bonus!

This one came out of the blue. When my agent told me about it, I was quietly but delightedly stunned.

The new publisher is Alianza Editorial, their SF/F/H imprint being Lee Runas. There’s a buzz on Twitter and Spanish book blog sites and I hope the novella will be well-received – especially as there’s already a sequel!

Anyway, just for fun, here are the old and new covers.

The Kill CrewLa Brigada de la MuerteAll that remains for me to say is:

“Mucha Suerte a La Brigada de la Muerte!”