“When I first started writing The Night Adders five years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing it this way,” Hemmings said.
“I was all about finding an agent, approaching publishing houses in the traditional way, getting a contract, etc. In the last two years I’ve done a mountain of research and it’s led me on this path ... The Kindle has done to reading, writing and publishing fiction what the mp3 and file-sharing did to CDs and the record labels. It’s a very exciting time to be an author.”
His Web site has a free novella called Inja for those who want to sample his writing style, which is fast-paced, verbose and engaging. The novella is about a poor adolescent girl who lives by her wits on a city garbage dump. It’s available at www.jonathanmhemmings.com, where there are also links to purchase print and e-versions of his other books.
Book release and readings with acoustic performances by Liger Attack, Seamas Manly, Allison Campbell, Jason Angle from 8pm to 11pm Saturday at Diamond Coast Coffee Bar (哨船碼頭-鑽石海岸cafe館), 32 Shaochuan St, Gushan Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市鼓山區哨船街32號). Admission is free. Print copies of The Night Adders (NT$350) and Panthera (NT$300) will be on sale at the event.
Liger Attack farewell show from 11pm at Rocks, B1, 219 Juguang St, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市莒光街219號B1). Admission is NT$300.