I'm delighted to announce that several huge milestones have been rolled past this last week or so. Sorry not to update you as we smashed them, but I was rather busy smashing them!!
Milestone number 1 - middle of last week I had approval and the last few edits from Frontier. So, Elite: Mostly Harmless is all strapped in to the command chair and ready for launch! I want to thank David & Michael again for their awesome advice and contribution, and for getting back to me so swiftly when needed.
The next hurdle was the audiobook recording, which I finished at the weekend. Loftus Media in London is a brilliantly professional outfit and I am very happy with the results... All the audio now goes to Fantastic Books Publishing & Chris Jarvis of Radio Theatre Workshop for full production treatment, including SFX from the game itself & musical/atmospheric shenanigans by the completely awesome Allen Stroud.
While we're talking about audio, I must also indulge in a little of this:
... as today I received the Creator himself's contribution to my audiobook!! If you remember David Braben kindly agreed to perform a cameo, which I have to say he did beyond brilliantly! I simply cannot wait for you to hear it! (But you will have to wait... until the book comes out!!)
If you want a teaser of this then you have to wait for my next author interview with the awesome Lave Radio crew, which I'm recording next Wednesday! We have prepared the first chapter for them and then I will be posting it here also for you to enjoy... so watch (or rather listen to) this space (literally, space)... ahem.
I don't know if you saw the last Fantastic Books kickstarter update too, but they showcased some of the artwork that's being commissioned for the covers... it's below if you missed it - and WOW!! I cannot WAIT to see what is created for Elite: Mostly Harmless!!
Those who have followed Fantastic's social activity may well know about an exciting event coming up in August - FantastiCon 2014. Just so you know, tickets for the event are going fast. Pretty much all the authors will be there doing readings and signing books - myself included - so if you want to come join the fun check out the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/715235208506964/
OK, I think that's it for now... exciting times ahead! I can't tell you how excited I am to present my book & audiobook to you all as a reward for your support and encouragement through this incredible journey!!
Onwards and spacewards, Commanders :)