Today is supposed to be “15 random facts about me.” I’ll never come up with that many, so I’m going to list a few random facts about my kinky space pirate novella, Blind Space.
Why Blind Space?
Mostly because it’s sitting here on my desk. I was recently granted permission by Triskell Edizioni (one of my Italian publishers) to use their lovely cover on a limited number of English paperbacks. The proof came yesterday, and I’ve been reading through it in bits and pieces. (It’s amazing how, no matter how many times I read through something, no matter how many editors and friends go through it, I *still* find typos every now and then!)
Now…. what facts can I share about Blind Space?
(FYI: Very mild, possibly NSFW photos below the cut.)
The brain processes all the sensory information we receive and helps us to organise and understand it. We then respond through thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Receptors all over our bodies pick up sensory information, but for people who have sensory integration difficulties, this doesn’t happen automatically, and they may get stressed – or even feel physical pain – as they struggle to deal with all the sensory information coming their way.
Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog. I’m so happy to be part of RJ Scott’s blog tour. I admit, my personal experience with autism is quite limited, and when RJ invited me to participate in her blog tour, I had no idea what I’d write. But the above quote made me think of writing Blind Space.
First of all, I’d like to point out that exactly four years ago today, my very first novel, Promises, was released by Dreamspinner Press. The four intervening years have flown by, and yet at the same time, it feels like it was ages ago that Matt and Jared first appeared in the world. I can’t believe how much has happened in that time. I’m so grateful that Dreamspinner decided to take a chance on me and my debut novel, and I’m grateful to each and every one of you who decided to give it a try.
In celebration of this, I’m giving away some paperbacks of Promises over on my Facebook page. Please leave a comment over there to enter.
In other news, I’ll be self-publishing a few things this year. I’ve been debating for months how much to say about this publicly. I’ll keep it short and sweet and simply say that the old edition of Blind Space is going away. Likewise, Cinder and One More Soldier. But Blind Space is up first. It will be disappearing from book stores very, very soon. In fact, it should have been gone as of yesterday. I’m sure it will take a while for that to happen everywhere, but once it does, I’ll be re-releasing Blind Space on my own. I already have this gorgeous cover.
It has been re-edited. Other than that, there are no major changes, so if you bought the first edition, there is no need to re-buy. But, if you haven’t bought Blind Space yet and are suddenly now interested in reading it, I’d like to ask you very politely to please wait until you can buy this version, with this cover. It should be soon. I’ll post here the minute it’s available.
Again, thanks very much to all of my readers for their ongoing support.