The Tourist Trail is now an audiobook

Let me just that I have newfound respect for those who create audiobooks, because after a month of starts and stops and re-recordings I’m happy to announce the audiobook for The Tourist Trail.

It’s available on Audible and comes in at just over 7 hours, which by no means reflects how many hours went into it!

I read that professional audio producers average about 2-3 hours for every finished hour of recording. As for me, I’d say I came in at 8-10 hours for every finished hour.

But I’m learning. And I hope you like it.

Let me know if you’d like to hear Book 2 as well.

Did you happen to notice the new Tourist Trail cover?

The cover of the first edition of The Tourist Trail features a landscape photograph of the Magellanic penguin colony along the shores of Argentina, the precise location where the book begins. It was a photograph I had taken and I thought it would make a nice cover.

And it did, but it didn’t make a great cover. So as we began preparations for the sequel to The Tourist Trail, we also went and hired a professional, Rolf Busch.

And he designed a wonderful cover, using a photograph that we provided. Those who’ve read the book will know what exactly is hanging around the cover model’s neck and its significance. As well as the icebergs.

The Tourist Trail cover

I love this cover and I hope you do as well.

And stay tuned for the sequel, coming in less than six months…


Corporate intelligence and the animal rights movement

An interesting article in the New York Times about the rise of corporate intelligence (spying) firms and the lengths they will go to in order to dig up dirt on activists and other ordinary people.

I mention this because my next book, coming next year (at long last), is about the role of one such fictional firm and the havoc it wreaks on animal activists.

I plan to share much more about this book in the months ahead. As always, contact me if you have any questions…