Today’s a big day for RADIO, my fantasy noir novel. My amazing graphic designer/wife completed the temporary cover that will be used for my ARC’s (advance reader’s copies). ARC-coverFor those unfamiliar with RADIO, here’s the elevator pitch. 

In 1928’s Paris, betrayal forces the god Marduk into the new, opium-riddled body of a jazz musician. Desperate, he must rely on the few friends he has left — and one terrifying enemy — to stop those like him from weaponizing the religious imagery they’ve milked for centuries by abusing a technology he created.

RADIO navigates the jazz, lights, and energy of the Lost Generation’s Paris to tell a dark, vivid tale of treachery and revenge, struggle and survival, love and loss. If you’re interested in RADIO and want to stay informed as we near its spring 2020 launch and beyond, you can follow me on Twitter, and Instagram both under @jushingwrites, or follow me here at jrushingwrites.com

If you’re an author or reviewer and are interested in receiving an ARC, please contact me at jrushingwrites@gmail.com

 

Now that I’m in the throws of edits from the amazing Amanda J. Spedding at Phoenix Editing, it’s time to make the announcement.

RADIO, my urban fantasy noir novel, will be self published and will be out in the spring of 2020.

RADIO is set in 1920’s Paris, where a god is trapped in the opium riddled body of a jazz musician and must stop others like him from weaponizing the religious imagery they’ve milked for millennia.

I’ve toyed with the idea of self publishing my work for a few years now but was always unsure if it was the right decision to make. After my time at Dublin Worldcon 2019 soaking in as much information as I could, I was certain that self publishing was exactly what I needed to do.

So, what’s next. Well, I’ll continue to grind away at my editors notes, continue work with my cover designer, and spend the next several months polishing my word-baby to a shine (don’t worry, the cover will absolutely be matte).

Stay tuned for updates, sneak peaks, and more. See you all this spring!