I’m terrible at self promotion. We’re supposed to be good at it, but I really suck. Still, I’m going to take a deep breath, and…
Day Boy is up for the Courier Mail 2016 People’s Choice Queensland Book of the Year Award.
The prize is $10,000 and it’s decided by vote (and you don’t even have to be a Queenslander to vote) so if you’d like to vote for the book please follow the link.
I’d really like you to.
Think of it as a Kickstarter where you don’t have to put any money in.
$10,000 buys a lot of fancy writing time. I work pretty much full time (in a job I must stress, that I love) so that money would open up a nice window of me typing away in the new year: a big fat, writerly window.
I’m working on a new book (maybe my best book, ever) called The Stone Road, but I’d also like to finally finish off that Death Works novel, you know, the one with the killer clowns, and the Death Dimensions and all the technicolour deathishness*.
I reckon that $10,000 would let me do that, maybe even finish a really cool book I have mostly done about magicians, Northern NSW, unicorns, alternate dimensions, and the real reason that speed cameras were invented. Oh, and there’s a novella about a girl and giant, and another one about a female vampire in the Day Boy world, and, and, and…
I’m sure all the other wonderful authors (and they really are wonderful writers) on the list have projects they’d like to complete, too, so if you like one of them more, please vote for them
And if you do vote, and I do win, well, I reckon you’ll see at least one major Death Works project out me in the next year. Why, if I was to win I may even publish a nice chunk of it here (just as a taster: a killer clown, dimension destroying taster).
The link’s below.
*maybe you don’t.
(It’s called the Carnival of Death)