Well, it’s been years in the making, but I have finally published my first novel, New City. This is such an exciting time for me – basically the realization of a childhood dream. The process was long and a lot of hard work, but I am so proud of what I’ve created here.
Isn’t the cover art amazing? It was designed by Cathy Helms at Avalon Graphics, and I think she did a stunning job. It is exactly how I imagined it and I can’t wait to see it in print.
Here’s the description:
When Evie and her sister Kit decide to leave their deserted northern home for good, they have no idea what they are going to find. Since a deadly Sickness has wiped out the population a year ago, all they do know is they must find some remnants of civilization, or risk another winter alone without food or power.
They head towards a formerly thriving metropolis to discover what is left of humanity. The journey across the deserted country is disturbing, but nothing could prepare them for what they find when they arrive in the city, now known only as New City. Terrified by unknown attackers, they find salvation with mysterious benefactor Lachlan. He gives them a place to stay at the luxurious hotel that serves as a central meeting point in the city.
As her suspicion of Lachlan’s motivations grow, Evie finds herself drawn towards the company of James, a fast-talking criminal who warns her to watch her back. As she discovers the layers of corruption and depravity in the hastily reconstructed society, Evie must decide who is trustworthy in this apocalyptic world.