Two book deal – it’s official!

I’ve been holding back on my exciting announcement until I had the go-ahead from the marketing people. But now I can make it official. I recently sold my first two novels, Bone Machines and Kali’s Kiss to the major US audiobook company, Blackstone Audio.

This is a huge moment for me. Especially when I tell you that in 2011 Blackstone was nonimated for two Grammy awards in the audio section: one for a dramatisation of The Mark of Zorro starring Val Kilmer, and the other for a production of Hamlet.

I don’t yet know who the acting talent will be, but I do know the audiobooks will come out in various formats (CDs, and downloads) around August and September 2012.

At this point I’m holding back on the full marketing pitch, because I want to wait until release date is announced.

While both books are standalone, they feature Detective Inspector Tom Kendrick, who is a secondary character in the first book and moves more into centre frame in the second. Some people, who read the ebook version of Bone Machines, asked if Kali’s Kiss is a sequel. It’s not. The second novel covers completely different subject matter.

I’ll post full details once I know them.

Which Scottish actors would you like to hear performing the books?

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2 thoughts on “Two book deal – it’s official!

  1. Congratulations John!
    Heard you’re having a bit of a tough winter up there so you may want to spend the advance on a couple of air tickets to sunny Oz, beautiful summer 28C, blue skies, pool temp feels like bathwater ( in a good way) and a gentle breeze. Never know it may inspire you to write a story set in the tropics, then it would even be tax deductible.
    Just remember you and Carole always have a bed at our house in sunny Caloundra.

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