I’m delighted to say the last stages of publication are progressing well for my second novel, Curiosity. I’m excited so wanted to show you the cover, which I really love – lulu.com do a great job of realising your vision for a book I must say!!
As I’ve blogged about before, this book will be a significant departure from my first novel, The Seed. Whereas The Seed was a dark romance, very introspective – very much character and psychology driven and poetic and layered in its literary style, Curiosity is completely different. It is a black comedy/satire, is action/humor driven and dialogue/modern-day media snippet laden.
If my novels were children, The Seed would be the earnest, passionate, poetic one destined to be an artist, and Curiosity would be the light-hearted, charismatic, cynical and sometimes a bit nasty one destined to be a public relations/spin doctor or a gossip columnist perhaps…..
The description of Curiosity is:
Peter Graham believes the world ended some time ago and nobody noticed. He is a young man driven by one essential quality—curiosity. But when he couples that with his feeling that nothing matters anymore, he does something reckless that catapults him into the media eye as an unlikely modern hero.
Peter goes through the dance of media and political opportunity to further exploits, which he uncovers through his overwhelming curiosity. All the while, he writes in his private journal, determined to prove the world has ended; his outside adventures have done nothing to dissuade him from the truth of his view. Meanwhile, his family and friends struggle to keep up with his recklessness, understand him, and keep him safe from his own inherent, happy nihilism.
Curiosity is the darkly comedic tale of a somewhat benign sociopath who, while dancing through a celebrity-worshipping age, takes risks and burrows into a surreptitious modern world where every secret worth finding is deep and dark.
I’ll blog further as its availability progresses. Like my last novel it will start off as a print on demand (POD) paperback and ebook at lulu.com, then be on Amazon kindle, then eventually in global distribution covering Amazon POD, Nook and Apple Istore.
Stay tuned, and stay Curious!!