Ch. 2: We happy few – a dedicated band

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a dedicated band

There is a world of difference between telling a story and telling a story to someone. It can be likened to shouting at the sky and having a conversation: you might well manage to remain coherent and intelligible while doing the former, but you’re more likely to manage it in the latter.

So I owe a debt of gratitude to the members of the Top Secret Literary Project, the private Facebook page on which The McAvinchey Codex was first published, in weekly episodes; and likewise to Derek Shupert, who brought us together in the first place, through his notable contributions to the Zombie Infected Horror Suspense Novel – a genre he may have created, and has certainly advanced as no-one else has done. The Top Secret Literary Project in question was an hommage to Derek’s oeuvre, in the form of a Literary Zombie Infected Horror Suspense Novel; but The Salon of Death, a Norfolk & Goode publication by Vernon Abercrombie Bell, may be, like The Giant Rat of Sumatra, a tale for which the world is not yet ready*.

Thanks to the gallant men and women of the Top Secret Literary Project, I achieved in nine months what I had signally failed to do in the previous ten years or more – I brought The McAvinchey Codex to completion. The question now was what to do with it.

Find out more tomorrow!

*however, if you are particularly keen, you may find it here – but be warned, it is not for the faint-hearted. Derek’s oeuvre can be had, at a price, via the online retailer that threatens the very existence of bookshops everywhere.

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