In May of last year, my novel "Justice is Served" was published by Leeds-based 'punk publishers' Armley Press. I'd written this novel in two parts around about 2013, and had even self-published each part as two separate novellas via Amazon KDP.
The two parts however, worked well as two parts of one novel, and with that in mind, I began submitting the entire thing to publishers and agents. It wasn't until some time in late 2015 that the book was accepted for publication by Armley Press.
This month however, and after much internal wrangling, I made the decision to terminate my agreement with Armley Press and return to self-publishing. There are many reasons for this, not least of which was the fact that although "Justice is Served" was only published last year, it was actually written 4 years ago. For me, looking back at the book was a bit of an embarrassment, if I'm honest. I often cringed whenever I cast my eye over Jack Jones's narrative, and I knew, in my heart of hearts, that the book would truly benefit from a damn good fucking edit.
So that was what I decided to do.
I was a published author. Now, I'm just some bloke. But I still have stories to tell. So if you haven't read "Justice is Served", why not check it out..?
What the hell is it even about, I pretend to hear you ask.
It's a sort of graphic novel, without graphics. It's a sort of crime thriller, without much thrill and plenty of crime. It's the story of an emotionally damaged young criminal lawyer who decides to suit up and take the law into his own hands. It's about the lessons he learns, and the grim realisation that turning vigilante is a course of action that comes with terrible consequences.
My newly edited self-published versions can be found here:
I'd like to thank John Lake and Mick McCann for investing time, effort and money in my book. But for me, it's time to go it alone. Again.