Jim Harper – new story added to Last of the Living

Jim Harper - illustrated by David Naughton-ShiresA new story has been added to www.lastoftheliving.net, the first of three shorts for this month. Jim Harper appears in the forthcoming Autumn: Purification (out in the UK on April 21st, US August 16th), and his story has been illustrated by David Naughton-Shires (see www.knightwatchpress.info for more of David’s work).

Last of the Living

Last of the Living - the official AUTUMN websiteThe official AUTUMN website is now open for business. As well as information about the five AUTUMN novels, by the end of 2011, the site will also be home to more than 100,000 words of free zombie fiction. The first batch of stories are now live, with more to follow at regular intervals from early March onwards.

You’ll notice that the site is also home to a lot of superb artwork like this:

Amy Steadman (day 3) by Craig Paton

If you’re an artist and you’d like to get involved, click here to read the submission guidelines. (The illustration above, by the way, is Amy Steadman – Day 3 – by the very talented Craig Paton.)

Enjoy the new site – and the free stories – there’s a LOT more exciting stuff on the way very soon!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone here, on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else this blog gets syndicated. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays and here’s to a fantastic 2011 for all of us.

2011 started well for Kate Prince of Lapenty, France – she’s the winner of my recent AUTUMN ‘name the domain’ competition. Her winning suggestion was ‘last of the living’ which I really liked because, like the books, it puts the emphasis on the living rather than the dead. Congratulations again Kate, and thanks to everyone else who entered. The new website, with a name inspired by Kate’s suggestion, is my first priority for the new year and will be launched soon.

Just a quick reminder that you can still order signed books from www.infectedbooks.co.uk. Copies of the UK hardcover edition of AUTUMN: THE CITY (complete with its ‘angry leaf’ cover – thanks SFX!) will be added at the end of the month. As I mentioned previously, right now I’m donating a sum to charity for each book sold (click here to find out more).