This was inspired by a reader who got in touch to say that she had googled some of the locations I used in the Wildfire series to get an idea of what they really looked like, and it dawned on me that I could post some pics! Some poetic license was used in some of the books (there is no Moorcroft Hospital for the clinically insane, for example) but a lot of the places I mentioned are real, and here are a few:
This is the farmhouse in which Michael, Rachel, Jason and John take refuge in Psychosis. It was owned by my late great uncle (who appears in the pic, along with his cat) and is located just outside St. Davids. It really is 400 years old, and it really does have 18-inch thick stone walls. No zombie rats, though.
St. Davids Cathedral, which features in Panic, and which has repelled viking attacks and survived earthquakes, and which, so far, has not faced a zombie apocalypse.
One of the cramped streets of St. Davids. This was the street my grandparents lived on, and which I visited loads as a kid. The tiny park in the foreground is where Michael meets Rachel and Jason in Panic.
The treacherous coastline around St. Davids, and the location of Victor's secret beach in Panic and Shock.
The ruins of Aberystwyth Castle, which Michael spots in Psychosis, and which gives him the idea for a place that can 'be defended.'
Aberystwyth Harbour, where things go bad in Psychosis. Pretty peaceful and idyllic, until a rampaging herd of Infected appears...
Caernarfon Castle: one of the major locations throughout Mutation, Trauma and Reaction, in its current guise as a tourist attraction rather than a stronghold to cower in and defend against the end of the species.
The first three volumes of Wildfire Chronicles are now available in audiobook format at Amazon, Audible and iTunes :D
To celebrate, I have a few free review copies of Panic and Shock to giveaway courtesy of Audible. If you would be interested in getting your hands on one, drop me a line with the email address you use for Audible to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paperback bundles of Wildfire Chronicles Volumes 1-3 and 4-6 are now available :D
This is the cheapest way for anyone who prefers reading physical books to ebooks to get hold of the whole series, and in total weighs in at a little over 1100 pages in 6x9 format. The books are available now at Amazon, and will shortly be available at Barnes & Noble and other retailers.
You can also buy them via Createspace here: Vol 1-3, Vol 4-6. Enter the code VJQY2MX5 at checkout to get 25% off the price :)
I am very pleased and excited to announce that work has begun on an audiobook version of Wildfire Chronicles! The series is being produced by Viral Success Ltd and narrated by award-winning narrator Craig Beck. From what I've heard so far it sounds fantastic and I can't wait to check out the final result, which will be available on Amazon/iTunes/Audible.com soon.
More news on a release date when I get it, but I hope it won't be long before the first installment is available, so watch this space!
So Reaction is out there in the wild now, and Wildfire Chronicles is finished! For now at least (No, it's definitely finished. Or is it?! *dramatic music*)
Anyways, now that it seems to have populated across all stores, I'll add the buy links below.
And now I'm working on a few projects. The first of these is getting the Wildfire series into audiobook format, which is pretty cool and exciting, and I hope I'll have more news on that shortly. I'm also working on my first round of bonus content for subscribers, the novella Survivor:
At present the plan is to give Survivor free to my mailing list. I haven't yet decided whether to make it available on other channels. I hope it will be ready in the next few weeks, and I will of course notify all subscribers when it's ready.
After that, it's on to the novel Adrift, which I'm really excited about. I hope those people that enjoyed Wildfire will enjoy Adrift; it will feature a similar sort of horror/action vibe. Depending on how it's received there is the option to add sequels, but it won't be a series in the same way Wildfire is, so not one continuing story, but more like individual stories featuring the same characters. Anyway, I'm getting way ahead of myself there!
Thanks again to everybody that has read Wildfire, and I hope you enjoy the end.
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