It’s 14 days until publication of my third novel, The Blue Man, which will be released on Friday 29th July 2022. Since the 2 week countdown is on, I thought I’d share with you a bit about how this novel came about.
The Blue Man started life as a short story that I wrote back in June 2020 during lockdown. It was about 6000 words long. I submitted it to a few literary magazines and in May 2021 it was published by Scarlet Leaf Review.
However, even after it was published as a short story, I had ideas to expand it into a book-length project. I wanted to delve more into the backstory of titular enigma, The Blue Man. Writing a novel allowed me to do this. In November 2020 I began expanding the short story, outlining my ideas and making a chapter plan. I completed the first draft a year later in December 2021. Now it’s going to be released in a fortnight!
If you like literary horror, ghost stories or psychological fiction, please feel free to pre-order a copy.
Or, if you want to listen to me reading the back cover blurb and prologue, check out my video on YouTube: