My debut novel, Submerge, was officially announced by Manifold Press today and will be published on the first of November. I’m thrilled, for a number of reasons – the first of which is that it finally feels real!
I’m also really excited to be able to show you the excellent cover the resident designer put together for me – and here it is!
The third thing that makes today really cool is that the book is now available for preorder via this link, if you happen to fancy it. Long-time readers of this blog may recognise the vague outline of ‘The Thing About Bowler Hats‘ – remember those characters I made up for a tutorial and never intended to do anything with? Yeah, they took on lives of their own, which is my favourite way to write.
Here’s the blurb:
Jamie Hill walks into his local LGBT+ nightclub, Submerge, intending to make friends and have a good time. When he meets comedian Addie Crewe and her girlfriend Gina Wilson, his night is already looking up – but it’s the man Gina introduces him to who really catches his eye. Miles Bradford seems to be everything Jamie could want in a man: smart, funny, kind. Jamie can’t take his eyes off him.
But though Submerge might sparkle on the surface, Jamie knows that the club, just like himself, hides darker secrets in its depths … and even Miles might not be as clean-cut as he appears.
I’ve also had a hand in another title announced today by Manifold Press, but I’ll save the details of that for tomorrow. If you can’t wait, check out the blog post here for more information.
Talk to you tomorrow!