Going green to start 2017

Small-Apples Green

I'm excited to be able to give you a sneak preview of the new cover of Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples!  a 70,000-word funny mystery novel that I’m offering in ebook version free to people on my mailing list.

The cover is by my graphic artist friend Maria Connors and it has some commonality with my first novel, Major BS.

Maria lives near me in Canberra but she sent the latest cover from Tasmania where she is on holidays. I don’t think she went down there to look for a Tasmanian tiger to model for her, but who knows?

When we started this venture, Maria and I sat down and looked at dozens and dozens of other book covers to decide what we liked and didn't like, and decide on our own style and direction.

It was a tough night, made tougher by the wine, cheese and salami we had to consume to keep our respective energy levels up.

It's not finished yet. We may have to consume more red wine, cheese and salami because we have more books on the drawing board this year.

But enough of my woes. I think the cover is bonza.

Happy to report I'm on target to launch the novel by the end of January. You don't have to do anything but wait. I'll let you know when you can collect it. Don't worry, it'll be easy and you'll get technical support if you have problems getting the .mobi, ePub or PDF (your choice) on to your device.

Other news

My funny novel, Major BS, is now for sale on Amazon as e in print on demand from Amazon. It began life as an eBook.


It's only available in the USUK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Japan stores. (sorry fellow Aussies, this is out of my control).

It's $US8.90. The eBook version is much cheaper but this gives people a choice.

So what’s Major B.S. about?

Major Jeremy Billycock-Smythe never asked for a helicopter to take away his dreams and make him one of the most hated characters in funny fiction. What he really wanted was money, a knighthood and for everyone to call him Major B.S. 

The book is set in around Canberra, Australia though two of the key characters come from London. 

If you enjoy a bit of schadenfreude, you'll appreciate seeing Major B.S. getting his comeuppance while the man he bullies and belittles emerges as the real hero of the novel.

If you like the madcap worlds created by Tom Sharpe, Carl Hiassen or Colin Bateman, buy this novel so you can escape reality and lose yourself in chuckles for a few hours.

Download the ebook here:

© John Martin