Harry Kenmare, PI - At Your Service
I blogged a while ago to announce my next publication project - the collection of Harry Kenmare short stories. The manuscript is still being polished up (final edits), so actual publication is probably 2 months away yet, allowing for printing time.
However, I am HUGELY EXCITED to have just received the final artwork for the interior images, and the cover (see previous blog).
I have been inspired by the anthology magazines I read and their penchant for including artwork/images between, or to head up, stories. Great examples are Pulp Modern, Switchblade, and Econoclash Review.
So when I was conceptualizing putting together my collection, I started thinking about maybe including artwork.
Long story short, I perused Pulp Modern long and hard and, suitably inspired, went seeking out the services of Ran Scott over in the US.
And, hey presto, I now have eight superbly dark and gritty images to go into my new book. Each story gets its own image (Ran read them all before he started drawing) and there's an image to go with Harry's own introduction in the book.
Anyway, at left are two samples (all eight will go on my website shortly): the Harry introduction image, and the one that accompanies the story "A Sex Kitten for a Cabinet Meeting".
I love Ran's work and I am thrilled to have his work incorporated into my new book.
Stay tuned for the book launch.
BOOKMARKS from Harry's Quest
Following in the footsteps of Harry's World and its set of red bookmarks, here is the matching set of blue bookmarks to celebrate Harry's Quest.
A custom-made colourful collection of high-quality card bookmarks quoting some of those delicious hard-boiled one-liners from Harry's Quest. What better to accompany you in all your reading travels?!
Adults only, of course: they're naughty!
There are 12 quotes in the collection (see below image), with both the PI silhouette version and the sexy girls silhouette version (think of those twins!). A set of 12 will comprise all the quotes, with 6 PI versions and 6 sexy girl versions. Or if you really want to go hard, you could have the complete batch with 24!
In Australia: 1 x set of 12 goes for just $4.00 (incl. GST & postage).
For overseas: 1 x set of 12 goes for just A$6.00 (incl. airmail postage).
Just drop me a line!
See my new merchandise page: Also: MERCHANDISE
For my author buddies!!!
If you're one of my author buddies (you know who you are from the Twitter universe, the anthology worlds of Switchblade and the like, and my Cops Writing Crime project) then you can have a set for FREE - just DM me with an email address and I'll drop you a line to find where your letterbox is at! Especially as many of you are in North America, my free offer means anywhere at all (except perhaps the International Space Station!). You know how to find me, fellow authors!
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