What can be said about Angela? She's lonely. She's ageing. She's suffered, and she suffers. My goodness does she suffer. 

I wrote the story as a kind of ode to female loneliness, and as a look at how torment in early life can drive a wedge between the sufferer and other people that grows with age. Of course, the examples I use are extreme, but the effects are true to those I have seen in real life. It's a dark, dark book, made only more evocative by Rob Goll's masterfull naration, but it's book I retain a lot of affection for, and Angela is probably my most complicated and complete character. This isn't the kind of character a reader aspires to be, or projects themselves upon. She's defined and distinct, like a portrait painted in neon. I don't expect my readers to like her, in fact, I expect them to be repelled, but as they learn more about her I hope they are also able to feel sympathy for her. To feel sympathy and repulsion at the same time is the kind of push and pull I was hoping for. Let me know how I did in the comments.


Part 2 will be available on Wednesday next week.


You can now listen to THE END on Youtube, in full and for free.

THE END tells the story of Zoe, a thirtysomething single parent who finds herself in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, and then loses herself there too. The audiobook is narrated by Shiromi Arserio. 

It has been on sale through Audible, iTunes, and Amazon for a little over a year and has had some great feedback, but I really want the story to reach as many listeners as possible so now, for the first time, it is also available on Youtube for nothing more than the cost of sitting through a few ads.

I really hope you enjoy it. If you do please hit the thumbs up and share it with your friends.