I just wanted to take a moment to publicly thank David Shires of The Image Designs for his stirling work in putting together the brilliant cover art for THE COST OF LIVING at short notice recently. Often when I’m working on an Infected Books release, I’ll have an idea what kind of design I want to use and I’ll give the artist a very general brief. In this case I had an idea and I’d made an incredibly amateurish attempt to produce the artwork myself. I emailed David all the details, and received the finished piece within a day. Phenomenal!
As promised, OFFICE POLITICS is now available to read on www.lastoftheliving.net. Of all the 40+ shorts I’ve written based in the AUTUMN world, this is one of my favourites, if not my favourite of all. During the writing of the AUTUMN novels, I’d often come up with interesting scenarios which didn’t quite fit into any of the main books and this was one of them.
We often hear inspiring stories about the survivors of catastrophic events – both real and fictional. These are people who’ve hit rock bottom and picked themselves back up again. People who’ve survived against all the odds. People who’ve stared into the abyss and been dragged back from the very edge to live another day. OFFICE POLITICS is definitely NOT about that kind of survivor.
Simon Walters, the ‘hero’ of the piece, can’t cope with any of what’s happening around him. His solution – his strategy for survival, I guess – is simply to carry on as if nothing’s changed.
Special thanks again to David Naughton-Shires (www.knightwatchpress.info). David originally produced this illustration for me with another story in mind, but I think it suits OFFICE POLITICS perfectly. I hope you enjoy it!
Remember THE BLEED series that I wrote with Mark Tufo and Chris Philbrook? It was a wild, wild, wild, wild set of books that ended up going to places I don't think any of the three of us expected. A huge amount of fun to write (and read).If you missed it and you're in the US, you're in luck. Until tomorrow, Audible have book one - RUPTURE - on offer as part of their End of Summer Sale.www.audible.com/ep/end-of-summer-sale... See MoreSee Less
Just posted this to the group itself, buuuuut:To celebrate my birthday, and to celebrate the Ringfamily (fan club) group here approaching the 1,000 member mark, I'm going to do a giveaway.Three prizes are available, and once we hit 1k members, I'll use a random number generator to pick three winners. All members of the group who have posted, or commented within the prior 30 days of the group hitting 1k will be eligible to win. Lurkers, get off your ass. plz & tyvm.(All prize packages can be swapped for a 1 hour Facebook messenger video chat with me, so... that's an option.)Pack One: Tesser: A Dragon Among Us, Ambryn & the Cheaters of Death, and The Bleed: Rupture (by Mark Tufo, David Moody & myself). Pack Two: Adrian's Undead Diary books 1, 2 and 3 (Dark Recollections, Alone No More, & Midnight), plus an AUD bumper sticker.Pack Three: The Darkness of Diggory Finch books 1 and 2, plus the full swag pack: 2x bumper stickers, 2x bookmarks, plus a solid metal Coin of the Twelve.Anyone, anywhere in the world can win.So make sure you've posted, commented, and to help us get to 1k faster, give a heads up to friends who might actually enjoy the group, and please make sure they'll want to be here. Let's now open the doors and invite people who won't have a good time, yeah?Good luck, and thank you all so, so much.If you're needing a link to the group: #Ringfamily - Fans of author Chris PhilbrookThank you all so much! ... See MoreSee Less