In the past I’ve held several competitions where folks could win the chance to appear in forthcoming novels. Most notably, Keiran Cope won a charity auction to be in the final AUTUMN novel and have his own AUTUMN short story (which you can read here). And way, way back in 2008, The Swimmer was based on a lovely lady called Joanna Milne who won a contest to become a featured zombie in AUTUMN: DISINTEGRATION. Just below you can see Keiran in character (as immortalized by the mighty Craig Paton) and, next to him, The Swimmer (as sculpted by the equally mighty Patrick Crilley).
I think another contest is long overdue.
As you know I’m in the middle of writing the first part of a new four book horror/science-fiction series, THE SPACES BETWEEN. I’m offering FIVE people the chance to appear as characters in the books.
One randomly selected winner will:
- Have a key character who appears in all four novels in the series named after them.
- They’ll also receive a framed illustration of themselves depicted in a key scene from the first book.
- And they’ll also get signed first editions of each book in the series as and when they’re released.
Four randomly selected runners-up will:
- Have a supporting character named after them in one of the books (one book per winner).
- They’ll also received signed first editions of each book in the series as and when they’re released.
So what do you have to do? It’s very simple. Visit this page where you’ll find all the necessary information. Good luck!
Very few words are needed here. Once again I’ve been blown away by the talent of the mighty Craig Paton. Here’s the cover for the new edition of STRAIGHT TO YOU, out on 14 February from Infected Books (pre-order information below).
The book – both paperback and ebooks – will be appearing online at all the usual retailers over the next couple of weeks. You can, however, pre-order signed copies now from Infected Books. Pre-ordered copies will be posted out before the official release date and don’t forget: with any Infected Books title, if you buy the paperback you can claim a free ebook version and, likewise, if you buy the ebook you can claim a discount on the price of a signed paperback. There’s more information here.
Click here to pre-order signed copies of STRAIGHT TO YOU direct from Infected Books.
There are very few copies of the original version of the book left unsold. You can get both versions together as a bundle by clicking here.
I’ll just let the image do the talking. Here’s Craig Paton’s magnificent cover design for the new edition of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION.
After my update last Friday, I’m hearing that the AUTUMN: AFTERMATH limited edition might be nearer to production than expected, so I’m holding off releasing any more details about either book just yet. I’d rather they were launched together, so folks can order both and benefit from reduced shipping costs etc.
Please add your name to the limited editions mailing list (click here) to be advised the moment orders open for these books. The hardcovers will be strictly limited in number, and I don’t want you to miss out.
I hope you like this new cover as much as I do. Another stunning piece of work from Craig. Stay tuned for more information in the coming days, including the announcement of the biggest competition I’ve yet put together – a fitting way to bring the AUTUMN series to a close.
Five months seems to have flown by in five minutes. I’ve been serialising TRUST since the 23rd July and today the final chapters have been posted. The entire novel is now available for your reading pleasure at www.trustdavidmoody.com. The book will be staying online until the end of January at least, though I’ve not yet decided exactly how long. That’s assuming, of course, the world doesn’t end today!
Please share the book with your friends or via Facebook or Twitter etc. If you’d prefer a physical copy to read, you can always pick up the paperback (Amazon/B&N/Book Depository/Waterstones/Infected Books) or the limited edition signed hardcover (which includes an exclusive essay). The eBook is available in a range of formats: Kindle/Nook/Kobo/iBook/ePub/everything else.
Huge thanks once again to Craig Paton for the stunning artwork he produced for the book (click here to see a selection), and to Dan Boucher for turning a 2001-style Flash movie into a 2012-style landing screen. Thanks also to all the reviewers who gave the book their time, and to Moody’s Survivors for their support and help with publicity. Cheers, all!
I’ve really enjoyed revisiting TRUST and putting together this definitive version. Resurrecting Infected Books has been a pleasure, and I’ve a few more IB releases planned for 2013 including the AUTUMN: AFTERMATH hardcover, and a long-overdue re-release of AUTUMN: THE HUMAN CONDITION.
Had a great time at Waterstones in Swindon on Saturday with Wayne Simmons at our final stop on the ‘Never Trust a Man With Hair’ tour. A highlight was getting to meet the real Kieran Cope (remind yourself of his story here and here), and presenting him with a signed print of the stunning artwork produced by Craig Paton.
It’s not the first time I’ve met someone who appears as a character in one of my books. Who could forget Swill Odgers from The Men They Couldn’t Hang, and his and the band’s appearance in chapter 4 of HATER?
And in case you’ve missed my numerous plugs recently, you can now get signed copies of the UK paperback edition of AUTUMN: AFTERMATH from my Infected Bookstore and Amazon, and if you’re interested in the limited edition hardcover due out in early 2013, register your interest here.
…is now online at www.trustdavidmoody.com. Apologies for the brevity of my posts right now – working hard to get something important finished before Christmas. More information coming soon.
So here we go. As promised yesterday, here’s Kieran’s AUTUMN short story. Once again, huge thanks to Kieran for his generosity and for being such a willing ‘victim’. Click here to visit www.lastoftheliving.net and read Kieran’s story.
The final part of the lot I put up for auction was to have the winning bidder’s short story illustrated. As you probably know, I’ve been working with the excellent Craig Paton a lot recently, and he seemed the ideal person to produce Kieran’s portrait. You can see Kieran just to the left of this text, and Craig’s beautiful illustration is reproduced below. I’ll be presenting Kieran with a signed print later this year.
Once again, thanks to Kieran for his support of the Genre for Japan initiative last year, and thanks also to Craig for producing another piece of top quality artwork. Visit Craig at www.craigpaton.com.
Come back here again tomorrow when AUTUMN: AFTERMATH is launched in the UK at long last.
I was away on Friday (more about that in a second), so didn’t update here when the latest chapter of TRUST went live. Another chapter has been added this morning, so please head over to www.trustdavidmoody.com to catch up. Something very sinister is happening in Thatcham, and it’s going to change everything…
A lot of folks have been waiting for alternative eBook versions of the novel – Nook, Kobo, iBooks etc. etc. They should all be live at the relevant stores this week. Alternatively, you can now pick up the book in all formats direct from Smashwords.
Now to explain the bizarre title of this post… On Friday Wayne Simmons and I were in Maidstone, Kent for a signing and appearance. We took part in an event called Writing Allowed – an extremely well attended evening of poetry, prose and, yes, a little free-form jazz. I don’t think either of us have ever been part of such an eclectic bill, but I’m glad we were. It was hugely enjoyable, both as a participant and an audience member. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Danny Rhodes, Georgie Grassom, and everyone involved in the evening for making us feel so welcome. With our curse-filled zombie and alien readings, we stuck out a mile, but that was no bad thing!
More events on the way – don’t forget we’ll be at the UK Festival of Zombie Culture this Saturday, and signing at Waterstones Hull the following weekend.
Chapter 30 of the book is now online at www.trustdavidmoody.com.For those of you waiting for the Kobo, Nook and iBook versions of the book, they should all be online shortly. Apologies for taking a while to make it happen.
And on the subject of things which have been dragging on for a bit… I can now announce the winners of the TRUST giveaway. Congratulations to Matt Darst, Stella Frost, Adam Holyoake, Alaric von Hofe and Fiona.
More TRUST on Friday. If you’re not reading it yet, you really should be. Things are properly kicking off in Thatcham now, and it’s about to get much, much worse!