The fancypants emblem is above. I might have it tattoed on my … erm forehead? Backside? Hey not a bad idea, it would hide my scoliosis.
Now I need to send press releases and trust local and national press will print more than a square inch. The few newspapers for North Wales have already said they are not covering it because I live in Chester and at 40 minutes drive it is too far to count as local. They won’t listen to the fact that half of ARIA: Left Luggage is set in North Wales. Ho hum. Please someone… lean on them!
For your amusement here is my press release. If you like you can send it to … anywhere!
A British author, Geoff Nelder, won an American award in the world of science fiction this January. His book, ARIA, has won the coveted Readers’ Poll run annually by the Preditors & Editors organisation in the US. The first volume of the trilogy, ARIA: Left Luggage, published by LL-Publications, came first out of 85 novels in the category of science fiction and fantasy. ARIA has caught the imagination of readers worldwide as it is the only book to have used the idea of amnesia being infectious. In the story, no one is immune from the infectious amnesia and people lose memory backwards at an alarming rate forgetting where they live, their jobs and eventually how to write, read and speak. A few isolate themselves in a North Wales valley hoping to survive and fight back at the perpetrators of the virus.
There are some chapters based on the apocalyptic nature of the Alien Retrograde Infectious Amnesia (ARIA) and its effects on social, emotional and other aspects such as what happens when the gorilla’s keeper at Chester Zoo succumbs to the infectious amnesia.
Geoff was a teacher at Queen’s Park High School, Chester for over 20 years and still lives within the school catchment in Westminster Park. He became a writer and editor since leaving the school and now three of his novels have won awards. They, including ARIA, are for sale at the Bluecoat Bookshop 1, City Walls, Northgate as well as on Amazon. Links are:
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