I wrote this novel during the course of 2013 after making a new year's resolution to be more creative. It took me the full 12 months to write and I loved every minute of it. Since completion, a few people have read it and said it was actually pretty good. Now several others have asked to read it, so I needed a way to distribute the book. Rather than flog myself to death trying to get an agent, then a publishing deal, I'm going to self publish. This project is an opportunity for you to help me and be one of the first to read the book. PLUS there's several other goodies you could get your hands on too like posters and tickets to the launch party!
But first, here's what the book is all about...
‘To Catch A Storm’ synopsis
Janet comes round in a strange hotel room, her memory almost erased by a drug and alcohol fuelled binge from hell. Unsure which hotel or even which city she’s in and no idea how she came to be there. She is not alone; there is a dead man laying next to her. And there are some eye opening surprises awaiting her in the room. Surprises which will lead her to abandon her life as a successful banker and plunge her head first into the unspoken world of stolen art.
She inadvertently stumbles into a dangerous game of cat and mouse crossing the paths of thieves, thugs and oligarchs that will take her from Glasgow to Edinburgh and onto Barcelona and the Cote d’Azur. During her journey, she will unlock the secret to the location of most infamous and valuable stolen painting in the world. But there’s a high price to pay for such knowledge and riches as the super wealthy who inhabit this secret world are not prepared to give it over without a fight to the death.
All rewards will be fulfilled in December 2014 not 2015. Where rewards say 2015, this is a typo. Yay!
Notes on contents and who the book may appeal to?
The story is set in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Nice. It features several sports cars including a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, a classic Porsche 911 and a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testarossa. It features a famous non fictional Rembrandt stolen in 1990 called The Storm on the Sea of Galilee which has never seen since. The book will appeal to anyone interested in crime, mystery or thriller genres.
Get more of a flavour on our Pinterest board of places, cars and other pics of interest ahead of the novels release at
The A3 print
Here's a little more detail about the A3 cover artwork print. The print will be a limited edition of 50. Three colour screen print onto 175gsm G F Smith Colorplan paper.
Risks and challenges
The risks associated with this project are low. The book is written already, so there's no chance it won't get written.
The project could fail to gather enough funding and not get off the ground. If that happens, you wouldn't be asked to cough up anyway.
I've never self published a book before, but with all the support out there, I think I can figure it out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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