USA Early Riser Tour: 18th to the 25th Feb 2019
Every Winter, the human population hibernates.
During those bitterly cold four months, the nation is a snow-draped landscape of desolate loneliness, and devoid of human activity.
Well, not quite.
Your name is Charlie Worthing and it's your first season with the Winter Consuls, the committed but mildly unhinged group of misfits who are responsible for ensuring the hibernatory safe passage of the sleeping masses. You are investigating an outbreak of viral dreams which you dismiss as nonsense; nothing more than a quirky artefact borne of the sleeping mind.
When the dreams start to kill people, it's unsettling.
When you get the dreams too, it's weird.
When they start to come true, you begin to doubt your sanity.
But teasing truth from winter is never easy: You have to avoid the Villains and their penchant for murder, kidnapping and stamp collecting, ensure you aren't eaten by Nightwalkers whose thirst for human flesh can only be satisfied by comfort food, and sidestep the increasingly less-than-mythical WinterVolk.
But so long as you remember to wrap up warmly, you'll be fine.
Those frightfully nice people at Viking/Penguin are publishing Early Riser on the 12th Feb 2019, and there will be a tour, the details of which are sketched in above (Do please download 800 x 800 image and use at will) and in more detail over on my appearances page .
I'll be expanding on this section of my site up to the launch (hopefully) but for now USA pre-orders are available from your local bookshop. If you don't have a local bookshop, then you should open one and run it as a dazzlingly positive life choice.
If, however, this is not your bag, then you could do a lot worse than mouse'n'click your way to the outlets listed below to check out the stupendously bounteous buying opportunities:
With thanks to our Hibernatory Sponsors: