So, because the world of publishing is fun and ever-changing, the publication date of my book Clancy of the Undertow has been brought forward from December 9 to November 16! This gives you more than three extra weeks to get Clancy in your eye-holes! From initially being a January 2016 release, Text Publishing have been remarkably good at speeding up the process to make sure the book is available well before Christmas! Here’s a list of places you can buy it!
In order to raise awareness of November 16, the newly-announced Most Wonderful Day of the Year, here are some more great things that happened on November 16 through history, and how they all definitely relate to my book:
1849: A Russian court sentences writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor. This resonates with me because one time I went to write some of Clancy at a coffee shop but the coffee shop was closed.
1945: UNESCO is founded. November 16 is also UNESCO’s International Day for Tolerance. This is actually, honestly, a lovely coincidence. Clancy is a book about finding acceptance of yourself and others, so I think this fits in nicely.
1958: Marg Helgenberger is born. Ms Helgenberger is best known for her role in CSI:Crime Scene Investigation. In my book, there is an investigation into a fatal road accident. Also, lots of overly chormatic lighting.
1971: Waqar Younis enters the world. Waqar Younis is a superstar Pakistani cricketer whose fast bowling exploits I thoroughly enjoyed watching when he played. There are two scenes in this book that feature cricket, but if you don’t like cricket, there are plenty of other scenes that don’t feature it.
1974: The Arecibo Message is beamed into space from Puerto Rico. This doesn’t have much to do with my book, but it’s still damn cool.
2009: The movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon premieres in Los Angeles. This is just a reminder that every person who bought a copy of any Twilight book now should buy a copy of mine.
2010: The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton was announced in London. Clancy is also about love in all its forms. What greater love story is there than Wills and Kate (and the Little Prince)?
SO, BASICALLY, DON’T FORGET: MY BOOK IS OUT NOVEMBER 16!