Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gifts Of The Peramangk - Launch News & Final Cover Art.

Well, I am pleased to be able to let you all know today that my new novel "Gifts Of The Peramangk" is really, really close to launching. 

I know that it has seemed like forever in coming but I had a really great meeting with my publisher last Friday and we've bedded down a release time table and a tentative date. I'm gonna tease you a little more here though because we have yet to have the manuscript put through its final edit and proof reading but I will say this - "Gifts Of The Peramangk" will be on the shelves by the end of October.

(*Arrgghh* - now the pressure is really on!!)

Editing the novel has been an arduous process but an equally rewarding one. I received the round three edits back early last week and was able to devote significant attention over the course of the week to conducting round four and, based on the suggestions of my editing team, I've tightened the prose significantly, jettisoned some redundant sentencing and I've expanded a couple of scenes that add more impact to the back story of one of the central characters. 

Now, in all of this excitement, I really want to be able to spew forth everything about the novel, but that would of course be counter productive and blunt the impact of the release. However, I can reveal to you today, the final cover art for the novel which was ticked off by the team late last week. Already. I've had some positive feedback and one or two suggestions, and I'd certainly welcome any additional feedback going forward. Someone might come up with a nugget of genius that none of us even considered before now. 

There's actually a really interesting story behind the cover art which I'll be revealing in a future post. But for now, here it is. 

Keep an eye out here over the coming weeks for a steady stream of updates and news - and the launch of my on-line store where readers can pre-order the novel in both signed print and digital formats - as we approach publication. 



  1. I am so very excited about your new novel! EVERY good wish to you. You're a superb writer, Dean, and there's great depth and emotion to your words. I know this book is going to be another jewel.

    Best always, my friend.

    1. Thank you Lisette. That means the world to me of course. I wrestle with a severe lack of confidence in myself at the best of times but I have to admit to getting more than a little excited about the release.

      I have to make special mention of Michelle and the team at Central Avenue Publishing. They have been amazing these past couple of months whilst getting things ready and I am forever indebted to them.