My efforts to transform my book covers into cross stitch continues. My latest piece is for Child of the Hive, the first novel I ever had published (UK link, US link). This piece of embroidery is nearly complete and should hopefully be finished by this time next week.
At this rate though, it’s taking me longer to sew the covers than it is to write the books.
Those who oppose Grey’s Tower tend to end up missing or dead. Jenny’s friend Matt vanished while trying to uncover the Tower’s secrets. Jenny has promised to discover what happened to him, and she must keep those she loves from facing the same fate.
Meanwhile there is another threat looming. An alien spaceship is heading for Earth. Jenny and her allies must find a way to stop it but there may be another danger nearer to hand. Someone close to Jenny is keeping secrets – secrets that might hold the key to the spaceship’s mission, to Matt’s disappearance, and to what their enemies have planned.
Hidden in the Signal is the third book in the Codename Omega series, which follows the adventures of Jenny Harding, an ordinary girl who gets caught up in conspiracies and combat involving alien technology. The first two books Omega Rising and Traitor in the Tower are available now.
Everyone knows how the stories are supposed to go. The good guys win in the end, the hero ends up with the designated love interest, and the plucky band of misfits pulls together to save the world.
But what happens when a villain targets the nature of stories themselves? All the tropes that the heroes have come to rely on are under threat.
Technicality Man and his trusty companion Continuity Leopard must join forces with a group of minor heroes to save the day. They won’t let any barrier stop them. Not even the fourth wall.
My new superhero parody, The Adventures of Technicality Man, is now available for pre-order from Amazon (UK link, US link). This is the story of a ragtag bunch of heroes and a lot of ridiculous puns.
So join Technicality Man, Continuity Leopard as they fight to make sure that the good guys will always win.
I’ve been continuing my efforts to turn my book covers into embroidery patterns and I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to get brighter cover art – I keep running out of black thread. I have now completed my Omega Rising cover and need to get it framed up to match the Between Yesterdays cross stitch I’ve already completed.
These take a long while to sew. My sister gave me the pattern for the Omega Rising cover as a Christmas present and I finished sewing it in August. I’ve started the Child of the Hive cover now. At this rate, I might just about finish it by my birthday next year.
With the release of the Mischief Corner Books quarterly and the upcoming third book in the Codename Omega series, I’m never going to finish with this project.