A double blast of outback vampires

Jason Nahrung and Lindy Cameron, of Clan Destine Press

Lunch with my publisher :) Pic: Kirstyn McDermott

Blood and Dust is about to become corporeal — and then some.

A little while back, Clan Destine Press publisher Lindy Cameron and I (that’s us to the left!) caught up over lunch and signed off on a contract to put my outback vampire novel Blood and Dust on to shelves, both digital and physical, along with its follow-up, The Big Smoke.

This will be a second life for Blood and Dust, initially released into the wilds as an e-book in late 2012. It was a finalist in both the Aurealis Awards, for best horror novel, and the Australian Shadows. But while it’s pretty much self-contained, Kevin the mechanic, now vampire, still had some work to do once the dust had settled out west. Hence, his journey to ‘the Big Smoke’.

I’m ecstatic that these two books, coming more than 15 years after the story was first conceived, are finally coming to life in paperback as well as digital. My dad might even get to read them!

Clan Destine has good people operating it, a solid stable of fellow writers, many of whom I already know. It’s a real pleasure to join them on this latest adventure.

So when will Kevin get to escape the garage on his own grand adventure? Well, Blood and Dust is getting new duco, and The Big Smoke is going in for its roadworthy. So all in good time, my friends, but rest assured, you’ll hear the motors revving!

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10 Responses to “A double blast of outback vampires”

  1. Congrats!
    It has to be crazy to see something that was once just in your mind take physical form.
    Good luck.

  2. Cheers! Especially cool to have a physical book on the way!

  3. Great news, Jason! It will be great to see Kevin all hard… ummm.. I mean, in hard copy! :)

  4. It has been a long ride …

  5. Congratulations! I’m hella excited for you. Well done.

  6. Congratulations Jason – that is fantastic news. Really looking forward to finding out what happens to Kevin next!

    -m

  7. Thanks, Mark! I appreciated your support in the first incarnation :)

  8. Thanks, matey! No Sappho in these ones ;)

  9. Rachel's Ramblings Says:

    Well done

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