Yesterday I wrote about the cover design process from the author’s perspective. Today, Alexandra Allden, the wonderful HarperVoyager cover designer who created The Fire Sermon‘s covers, was kind enough to give her point of view on the process of making the beautiful paperback cover: Continue reading The Fire Sermon: A cover designer’s perspective (Alexandra Allden)
As we get closer to revealing the cover for The Map of Bones (the sequel to The Fire Sermon), I thought it might be interesting to give a glimpse behind the scenes into the cover design process for The Fire Sermon, especially the paperback cover. Continue reading The cover design process: an author’s perspective
A radio interview, and an upcoming creative writing workshop. Continue reading Recent and upcoming events
If you haven’t yet read my debut novel, THE FIRE SERMON, now is the perfect time to pick it up (digitally speaking)! Kindle have selected it to be part of their Autumn Sale, which means that it will be only £1.49 until 9th November.
Authors often find themselves not only writing books, but also writing articles, answering interview questions and compiling guest blog posts. Here are a few of the those things I’ve done recently…
This summer I’ll be doing a number of events – come along and say hello! Continue reading Summer 2015 Events
BORN AS TWINS
RAISED AS ENEMIES
BOUND BY DEATH
Cass is born a few minutes after her brother, Zach. Both infants are perfect, but only one is a blessing; only one is an Alpha.
The other child must be cast out. But with no discernible difference, other than their genders, their parents cannot tell which baby is tainted.
Perfect twins. So rare, they are almost a myth. But sooner or later the Omega will slip up. It will eventually show its true self. The polluted cannot help themselves.
Then its face can be branded. Then it can be sent away.
Shortlisted for The Morningstar Award (best debut novel) in the 2016 David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy; the 2015 R.T. Book Reviews award (best science fiction novel); the 2016 Norma K Hemming Award; and the 2016 Aurealis Award (best young adult novel)
Book 2 in the Fire Sermon trilogy
Even the ashes of the past cannot hide the truth forever
The Omega resistance has been brutally attacked, its members dead or in hiding.
The Alpha Council’s plan for permanently containing the Omegas has begun.
But all is not entirely lost: the Council’s seer, The Confessor, is dead, killed by her twin’s sacrifice.
Cass is left haunted by visions of the past, while her brother Zach’s cruelty and obsession pushes her to the edge, and threatens to destroy everything she hopes for.
As the country moves closer to all-out civil war, Cass will learn that to change the future she will need to uncover the past. But nothing can prepare her for what she discovers: a deeply buried secret that raises the stakes higher than ever before.