Damien Linnane featured in the Newcastle Herald

Another day, another interview published. I’m thrilled to let you know the Newcastle Herald interviewed and photographed me last week. Not only did they cover the story of my novel Scarred, they also left it a very positive review.

The online version of the article can be found here (subscription required). According to editor Jim Kellar: “There is never a dull moment in the 400-plus pages, written with street-smart thought patterns that make the characters come to life in Sydney as they blend in to the people-scape.”

But most importantly, check out the world’s greatest photo of my dog IzzyB as the lead image for the article. If that alone doesn’t sell a few copies, I don’t know what will. 🙂

Damien Linnane featured in Newcastle Weekly

I’ve put out quite a few feelers for interviews regarding my upcoming novel and book launch. I was a little overwhelmed when almost all the media publications I contacted replied to schedule interviews. I’ve done three so far but only one is live. I’m quite pleased to announce I’m featured on page 31 of the November 7 issue of Newcastle Weekly. A digital copy of the issue can be found here.

Pictured is me being photographed for the magazine article at Hudson St Hum, where I’ll be hosting both my book launch for Scarred and also my first ever art exhibition. Friday November 15, 7 Hudson St Hamilton. 6-8pm. You’ll be able to get signed copies of Scarred there (while stocks last). Hope you can make it.

Release date and pre-order availability for Scarred

Things are coming along very nicely with the novel my friends. We now have an official release date for both Kindle and paperback: November 28, 2019.

Scarred now has profiles on both the US and Australian Amazon stores. I also now have a profile as an author on the Amazon US website. Check it out here.

The Kindle version is currently available for pre-order from both Amazon stores. Scarred will also be available for Kindle Unlimited from its release date. The ebook version of Scarred will be exclusive to Amazon for the first three months, then will be released on other ebook platforms.

The paperback version is available for pre-order from several online sellers; a full list can be found here. The paperback version is distributed by Ingram in Australia, which means it can also be ordered in most bookstores here.

Scarred cover art released

Scarred 2 Damien LinnaneI’m thrilled to announce the cover art for my novel has now been finished. I’m very happy with the design, and also very happy to report we’re on track for a November release. Several book stores in the Newcastle area have agreed to stock copies. I’ve also found at least three publications that are willing to run promotional coverage on the novel, plus I’ve already been approved to be on a local author panel next year. More promotional activity is being lined up; all details will be revealed in time. I’ve also create a new page for my novel at this website, which you can find here.

Life is busy as always. I’ve just finished working on a ghostwriting project, and I’m currently working on getting the last assessments in for my master’s degree. Once that finishes in October I’m going to start working on my autobiography again. I’m currently about 58,000 words into my first draft. You know I think the definition of adulting is telling yourself that life will get easier as soon as you finish whatever it is you’re working on, but it never really ends does it? 🙂