Carnifex is an original horror novel, set in the Australian bush.
The small town of Kooyah has a generations-old secret. The townsfolk are the custodians of an ancient predator believed to be extinct. They're the only people who can do what it takes to keep this magnificent beast alive, secret... and fed.
Scott Oliver and Jessica Parenteau, an Australia-Canadian couple are about to embark on a road-trip up the east coast of Australia with some visiting Canadian friends. Their journey takes them to Kooyah, where they find themselves locked in a life or death struggle.
This is my second novel. My first novel, Metro 7, was the first successfully Kickstarter-funded Australian fiction novel, and has gone on to receive incredibly positive feedback from readers.
Praise for Metro 7:
“Metro 7 has me looking forward to the next book Hellscream has festering away in the large, pulpy mass where a normal human brain should be.” – Dan Crowd of Dan & Karl’s Zeitgeist
“Although I went into this venture as a friend, I walked away a fan.“ – Shane W. Smith
“…best described as Matthew Reilly meets Alien turned up to 11″ – Brad Mengel
“…astonishingly good.” – Eric Hinrichsen Jr
The aim of this Kickstarter is to create a physical print run of Carnifex novels via a Print on Demand publisher. Due to the expense of producing and distributing physical media in Australia, Kickstarter is the best and easiest way to make this project a reality.
The Stretch Goals of this project are not over the top, and that is very much intentional. My focus is going into making Carnifex the absolute best horror novel it can be.
$2500 - Professionally designed cover
Frank Walls, the artist responsible for the incredible Metro 7 cover design, has agreed to come back and do the cover for Carnifex.
I guarantee you his cover will be much better than any dodgy photoshop I do!
$3000 - Book launch at Avid Reader, in West End.
I'm happy to announce that Avid Reader has agreed to hold the Carnifex launch event!
Risks and challenges
Carnifex is a self-published book. All editing has been done by myself, my wife, and through feedback from a number of trusted beta readers. I do not have the benefit of a professional editor to rely on.
Metro 7 was a little rough around the edges, but readers were able to enjoy it immensely nonetheless, and Carnifex may be the same. I've learned quite a bit about my craft and the publishing process since Metro 7, and I personally believe that Carnifex is a much more polished final product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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