Surprise! It’s cover reveal day!
It’s a rare opportunity for a writer to get to design their own book cover, and I’m absolutely in love with mine! Before working on this project, I had zero confidence in my graphic design skills. While graphic design is still far from my passion, Troubles has taught me that I can do anything I set my mind to, no matter how difficult or new it is to me. I’m so excited to share this cover—and everything it contains—with you! Let me know how you think I did in the comments!
Still, I have even more exciting news: preorders of Troubles have begun!
Beetles of Babylon Bundle: Signed and/or personalized copy of Troubles, a Free Derry Sticker OR a Beetles of Babylon bookmark, and a small surprise! $20 and free shipping!
Paddy the Yank Preorder Pack: Includes a signed and/or personalized copy of Troubles, exclusive Gael Force CD, a Free Derry Sticker, Beetles of Babylon bookmark, and a small surprise! $30 and free shipping!
Preorders will only be available for about a week, but don’t worry—you’ll still be able to grab a physical OR digital copy of my book starting May 5, 2021! To place your order, please visit this page, press the preorder button, and fill out the form completely.
Can’t wait? Check out my Troubles transmedia project to get a taste of the stories to come! Through video and photo albums and an innovative, interactive story map, you’ll have the chance to explore the life of Patrick O’Kane and encounter important historic moments from a first-person perspective.
Besides the transmedia content and the poems within Troubles, I created a free image gallery to supplement each section of the book. Besides family photos, this gallery contains visuals that match up directly with many moments in Troubles, including some never-before-seen images of the aftereffects of 9/11. Many of these images are powerful, and I hope you’ll take the time to absorb them and think about the events they portray.
To those of you who have been following my journey throughout this process: thank you for sticking around! And for the newcomers: welcome! I appreciate all of your support, even if you’ve just found my website. I hope you’ll explore and find something to connect with!
As always, I have more surprises coming very soon! I can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on with all of you!
Until next time,