Books, books, books. I have a dining room full of books. Today I took delivery of my first shipment of Burning Souls â€” â€œclimate breakdown thrillerâ€. Let the reading begin!
The formal launch is on Monday, May 27 at 7pm (Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa). Then we go global!
Over a dozen readings/signings/talks are now confirmed, and more are in planning. Check here now, and often. Also on Facebook @AuthorChernushenko and Twitter @Chernushenko If you donâ€™t see your city, town or village, letâ€™s talk about that. Iâ€™m still adding venues and stops to the Western swing of my Electric Burning Souls Road Trip, and might be able to fit in your town hall, book store, place of worship, workplace or even living room. Did you know I do â€œhouse readingsâ€!
Of course you donâ€™t have to attend a live event to get a copy. Four book stores are already stocking them, and many will receive a consignment as I head west. Any book store can order them, so drop in to your favourite one and tell them: Burning Souls by David Chernushenko (ISBN 9781999113803).
You can also order online, both the paperback or the e-book version. From most parts of the globe. See the full list.
The response from advance readers has been heartwarming. I had no idea if I could write fiction when I started, after all.
â€œItâ€™s superb,â€ says my wife.Â But letâ€™s rule her out for bias.
Less biased is Frank Johnson of Ottawa, who called it â€œun-put-downable.â€ He went on to say: â€œIn this page-turner novel Chernushenko has joined the dots between the many calamities of modern life: pollution; famine; drought; extreme weather; melting permafrost; the hubris of capitalism; the lack of political vision and foresight, to extrapolate to a devastating conclusion within a few short years. This book issues a challenge to every reader: will you have the courage of Simone to take the fight against insidious evil to its logical conclusion?â€
Another reader who prefers anonymity, said: â€œJust finished it now; started last nightâ€¦ Skillful writer. Crisply edited. Compelling plot lines.â€
Just finished it now; started last night! Itâ€™s 666 pages long! Be forewarned: sleep will be lost.
Well, thatâ€™s the verdict from the first few readers. But you be the judge.Â
In closing, if youâ€™re from Vancouver, Kelowna, Kamloops, Winnipeg or â€œthe Sooâ€ (or know somebody who is) Iâ€™d love to add events close to you. For anyone in central or southwest Ontario, or the GTA, I am coming to you in the fall. Hosts are welcome.