Cover Reveal (and Praise from Jack Ketchum) for My Debut Novel, MR. SUICIDE
Revelation #1: The Cover
As always, I dig what artist Zach McCain was able to pull off here. He was the cover artist for my DarkFuse titles Children of No One and I Am the New God, and it just made sense to continue working with him on this one, as well. He seems to have a knack for translating the ideas and emotions of my books into eye-catching, visceral images. I’m so grateful Ross Lockhart at Word Horde agreed he was the right person for the job.
Revelation #2: The Praise
I’m honored that Jack Ketchum (2011 WHC Grand Master and recipient of this year’s HWA Lifetime Achievement Award) has offered the following praise for Mr. Suicide:
“Novels don’t come much more transgressive than this one, folks. Got a taboo? Watch Nicole Cushing grin while she dances all over it. In other hands that might be reason enough for the witty MR. SUICIDE to exist. But this is more and better than that — a truly nightmare world, richly imagined, told to us in a canny, subversive second-person voice that makes you, the reader, the hero of this tale, like it or not. That it also manages to be ultimately life-affirming is yet another wonder.”
Revelation #3: The Deal with Preorders
I’m really excited about this part…I’ll be signing all preordered copies of Mr. Suicide. Word Horde is also offering this as a bundle (you get both the trade paperback and the ebook when you preorder). Check out more details at this linky-link.
OK, now I think I’m going to go for a walk and absorb all this. I’m just overwhelmed by the many well-wishes on Facebook and Twitter. The news about the novel’s pending release has been out there for awhile, but there’s nothing like a cover reveal and a blurb to make it all very real and imminent.