Thursday 10 August 2023

My first novel - The Singing Stone - is out...

It has been awhile since my last post, and for good reason: since that time my first novel has been published by Bateman Books in New Zealand! It is a YA novel, about a 14 year old named Miles who has moved to the Coromandel with his family, and finds a strange red stone. Then some very weird things begin to happen. It is a supernatural coming-of-age story about coming in contact with something unknown - perhaps unknowable. It is also about transformations, within and without. The book features spooky black and white illustrations created by myself, and can now be ordered from Mighty Ape, The Nile or Fishpond and is available at all good booksellers. The novel is the result of many years of work and I am very proud that everyone can now experience it. The tone of the illustrations is a bit of a departure from my usual work and I worked hard to try and create images that, together with the story, would become a unique and eerie exeperience for the reader. I will be posting some of the illustrations here soon. Here is a link to great review of the book from the website BOOKTRAILERS4KIDSANDYA.

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