Tuesday 8 August 2023

The Becalmer release day!

 It's finally here! The Becalmer, my first traditionally published book is out in the world.

Thanks to everyone who's helped to get it to this point - my amazing publisher, Jean Lowd at Creative James Media, my brilliant critique partners Annalisa Crawford and Rebecca Douglass, my rockstar editor Staci Petroski, Victoria Kaer at Dark Angel Graphics for the beautiful cover, and last but not least my incredible wife Heather for the invaluable suggestions on the female voice!

Genre: YA sci-fi


Harica is gifted with the ability to defuse conflicts using her mind. When she is recruited to assist in resolving a war via an arranged marriage, she discovers that the reluctant bride-to-be has similar powers. Princess Jasmila doesn't use her powers for good and when Harica arrives to help with the marriage arrangements, she fights back and sends Harica into a coma.

It is through this comatose state that Harica discovers a mysterious liminal space populated by others who share her gift. In this new realm, she learns to do things she never believed possible, but soon things spiral out of control.

In the face of a terrifying and seemingly unstoppable adversary, Harica wrestles with the decision to come to terms with the dark side of her gift. Will she take ownership of it or turn her back on it forever?

The Becalmer is available to purchase wherever books are sold. Some of those places can be found here. You can add it on Goodreads here.

I'll have a blog tour coming down the line in the next few weeks so I'm looking forward to that. In the meantime I'm going to try and relax, celebrate and enjoy the day!