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  1. Jo Zebedee

    Inish Carraig - cover reveal

    So, here we are. Designed by the fab Gary Compton of Tickety boo covers. The blurb goes like this: Post-alien invasion Belfast. Earth has been defeated. Pity the locals aren't listening. Belfast teenager John Dray will do whatever he has to to survive. When he's offered desperately-needed...
  2. Alias Black

    How do you pronounce Kare?

    I know this is a silly question, but it troubles me when I read aloud in my head. Is it "Kar-Rei"? or "Care"?
  3. Alias Black

    Can't wait to start reading

    Just got the book on my Kindle. The "dark space opera with a fantasy feel" really, really intrigued me. I'm working on a novel that's sci-fi written as fantasy, so I'm excited to see how you did yours and hopefully learn something from it. Also, the book launch seems to be off to a great start...
  4. Jo Zebedee

    Inish Carraig - incoming!

    I am finally in the position to confirm that Inish Carraig will be released soon. (Hopefully early July.) I have a copy edit to get by Sam Primeau and the lovely Gary is producing a cover for me. In the meantime I'll pick all the spers' brains! The tagline: In post-alien invasion Belfast...
  5. Jo Zebedee

    World tour...

    So, I'm on a world tour. This began accidentally when my uncle's sister sent a pic of Abendau under a road sign in Wales and posted it on Facebook. Since then I've had pictures of it in Italy masquerading on a bookcase, Australia, twice, once by @mgilmour on the ipad and an upside down...
  6. Jo Zebedee

    In which I make my mum proud...

    Culture NI, no less. Very swish. :) http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/features/literature/debut-authors-watch-2015
  7. M

    Review of Abendau's Heir

    Just posted the following review on Amazon, SFFAuthors and about to tweet and FB it. Jo Zebedee should be proud of her debut scifi novel, Abendau's Heir. From the first page the reader can feel her love of the genre and her love of the characters that inhabit her universe. It’s clear that she...
  8. M

    Just bought Jo's book!

    Jo, this one's for you :-) I've just purchased your book and look forward to reading it. Just to let you know I've plastered the photo all around the place; Published it up on SFFAuthors, sent it out to thousands of facebook and twitter followers and I'll put it up on my own authors website at...
  9. Jo Zebedee

    Review - Nerds-of-a-feather

    The fabulous @Nerds_feather and his team kindly popped a review up on Abendau's Heir: http://www.nerds-feather.com/2015/05/microreview-book-abendaus-heir-by-jo.html?m=1 Next time: more bunnies. :) Noted.
  10. Jo Zebedee

    Goodreads giveaway

    I have a giveaway up here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/137161-abendau-s-heir I'm sort of astonished how many people have entered and how many have listed the book as to-read from it. :)
  11. Jo Zebedee

    Promo and things!

    Lots of things coming up. Cheering on and sedating and saying hi if you're around in person would be fab. So: This Saturday and Sunday I am comic conning at the King's Hall in Belfast. I will be signing copies of books at the Easons stand (near where the celebrity photos are happening.) I will...
  12. Brian G Turner

    Ealyn's motivations - spoilers

    When I first read Ealyn I was sympathetic to him - he's tortured by visions of the future, and as a POV character it's hard to be against him. And yet when he flew his ship into the other, killing both him and Karia, I couldn't believe it. I disbelieved it. I presumed that it was a mistake, a...
  13. Kerrybuchanan

    Interview with Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee recently had her first book, Abendau’s Heir, published by the small independent publisher, Tickety Boo Press. Abendau’s Heir is the first book in a trilogy, but Jo has other completed works out there now, doing the rounds of publishers and agents. She is by no means a one-trick-pony...
  14. Jo Zebedee

    First con!

    So, I can formally announce this. I've been invited to be a panellist and take part in a reading night at Titancon in Belfast in September. As you can see it's an amazing line up and I'll be excited to meet so many authors, both international and Irish, at it...
  15. Brian G Turner

    Review: Abendau's Heir by Jo Zebedee

    Picking up a book by an independent publisher, I have to admit my expectations were not high. Surely such a book wouldn't be able to compete with commercial standard fiction I normally read from major publishers? How very wrong I was. The story opens well, and the stakes are quickly made...
  16. Jo Zebedee

    Scenes for readings

    Since I now have guinea pigs to ask... I have two readings to come up with. One is in a couple of weeks time at my launch event (14th May) for about 10 mins. The other is bigger - it's for a con with a few other decent readers there. Like Joe Abercrombie. And that's terrifying because I've...
  17. Jo Zebedee

    goodreads page

    thanks to @SJAB for reminding me about this one, this is the link to my goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25205065-abendau-s-heir
  18. Brian G Turner

    Pronunciation of Kare?

    Not one for No to answer yet - I just wondered how other readers of Abendau imagine the pronunciation of Kare? Personally I hear something like "car - ray". Any other suggestions, or do you all agree with me? ;)
  19. Jo Zebedee

    Sff world interview

    Just up today, an interview about Abendau and processes with the fantastic sffworld. Their interviews are so good and really varied: http://www.sffworld.com/2015/04/jo-zebedee-interview/
  20. Brian G Turner

    Abendau's Heir discussion

    I dipped into this last night and read the prologue, and was very impressed - I know Jo has had a few choice words to say about prologues, and here she demonstrated that she knew exactly what she was talking about. The character dynamics were excellent, especially how she turned Ealyn into a...
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