Posted on April 5, 2012 - by MG
So the day finally rolled around – the day that Josh Garcia’s 2012 adventures come to an end. APOCALYPSE MOON, the final instalment, is published today. for the past two weeks, I’ve been showing its sleek black coat to children in schools.
Everywhere I go, I get the same ‘oooh, cool!’ reaction and the question – “Will you write more stories about Josh?”
I’m making no promises. . . But you never know. Those who’ve already read the finale will know that it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that Josh might have more adventures in store. Let’s see if any of them come to me!
You can now order APOCALYPSE MOON from Amazon.co.uk or The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery!)
Many, many thanks to St Gregory the Great School and Oxford High in Oxford for hosting the official launch events of APOCALYPSE MOON and to Mark Thornton of Mostly Books for being with me that day and for his absolutely lovely write-up of APOCALYPSE MOON on the Mostly Books blog.
Thanks also to Elthorne Park High School and St John’s Primary, Banbury for inviting me for slightly postponed World Book Day celebrations.
A few reviews of APOCALYPSE MOON have already appeared, all of which manage to express enthusiasm without revealing any spoilers, which can’t have been easy!
It means a great deal to me that you all seem to be enjoying the finale so much. I really wanted to leave you satisfied and hopefully, happy.
Meanwhile the poll to decide what song Josh Garcia records next on his video blog has a couple of days still to run. You can vote here, (see the sidebar to the right), or at fb.com/joshuafiles
And over at the Official Joshua Files Facebook Group, we’re discussing ideas for a final big competition to win rare, neon-PVC sleeved copies of the winner’s choice of any of the five books. This could be your chance to finally complete your collection! I’ll announce the competition at the end of the Easter holidays, over at themgharris.com
Meanwhile, there are still a few more Joshua-related events coming up. All five books should be available as ebooks soon (really! Honest!). The hotly-anticipated Gramedia (Indonesia) edition of DARK PARALLEL will be out soon. And in the USA, Catalonia, Turkey and Vietnam, this will be the year of ZERO MOMENT.
And guess what. . . there is still one untold story from the world of THE JOSHUA FILES.
It’s the very first one I wrote – before I realised that Josh had a part to play. The first book I wrote when I was laid up with my broken leg and finished in two months, only to realise that another story was breaking out – the story of a teenage boy in search of a lost Mayan codex. I set that manuscript aside to concentrate on telling Josh Garcia’s story.
But if you have a yen for yet another thriller that plunges you into a world of ancient civilisations, secret societies, genetic manipulation and global conspiracy, you might like to meet my very first action heroes, the Bennett brothers, Jackson and Connor.
First though – read APOCALYPSE MOON! Find out how it all ends! Post online reviews! Tell your friends! Enter the competitions!