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Final Update: Night Time Publication Eve THANK YOU

Monday, 30 July 2018

You've probably all been spammed TOO many times by me via Twitter/Insta/FB etc and really have had enough - for which I apologise but trust moi promoting your debut novel is such a fucking HOOT I can't stop.


But, the real point of this note is to say, again, THANK YOU SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCCCCCCCCCH for backing me and buying the novel and basically getting it published. 



Night Time Cool publication date - 31 July

Thursday, 12 July 2018



Just to say the novel is out 31 July - there's a launch at Deansgate Waterstones on 4 September, 6-8pm - come along if you fancy, you are ALL invited, obviously - plus there's another do pencilled in for east London, Shoreditch way, main locale of Night Time Cool, at some point.



As always, thanks so much for buying the book and getting it published - hope you enjoy.

Night Time Cool publication incoming

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Hello, hello, HELLO!!!


Will keep this short as usual.


Just to say NTC cover front and back is done, including blurb and so Unbound say the book should be out, to lovely people like yourselves who have already bought it, v soon.

To those of you who kindly bought extra stuff like a bespoke 6-line poem and early drafts and etc, this will be done soon, too.


NTC through editorial - cover design in final rounds

Saturday, 12 May 2018


Will keep this snappy-ish.


NTC is proofed now, which means the text is the text as to be published. And regarding the cover, we have whittled it down from the 4 Unbound's art director created to 1 - of which 3 versions were done, and this is where its at.

Have had nothing but a supremely brill experience with editorial and cover design - Unbound are a class outfit, I wouldn't…

NTC Editorial Update

Wednesday, 14 March 2018



I'll keep this quick - just to say NTC is a little past halfway mark of editorial. 

The first bit was the structural edit: all big stuff like character/plot/theme/style/etc. This was basically painless and my editor called the novel "singular and original": for a first timer I have to be happy with that.

I'm now in copy ed: this is about continuity of time-frame, garb, stuff like…

100 PER CENT and What Happens Next

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

A BIIIIG hello and MASSIVE THANKS for Night Time Cool hitting 100% on 2 January, 47 days after it launched.

I don't think it's a record for a 1st-novel author but it is up there - Unbound, the publisher, seem impressed, so I feel pretty fortunate - THANKS TO YOU ALL.

What happens next: over the next week or two I am assigned an editor, who reads the novel and makes a structural edit - basically…

Jamie Paradise spraffs Night Time Cool on national radio

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Hello, hello, HELLO!!!

In 4.3 weeks the novel is now at 72% and 189 lovely people supporting it: THANKS FOREVER - everytime I think of how beautiful people are being its like a being on the front-end of A NIGHT TIME COOL BENDER.


Attached is JP having a chat on national radio last Thursday - take a listen: it might just change your life forever. 

If - and only if - you fancy should you…

Night Time Cool-ING

Saturday, 9 December 2017


As always, just want to say a massive thank you for everyone's support. Twenty-five days in and there are 150 beautiful backers and 60% of total required in sales done. 


If anyone happens across a tweet/Facebook post of JP's, and fancies re-posting that would be very helpful kind.


And, if you know anyone looking for a Xmas story that will warm parts beyond heart…

Quick update department: In A Nutshell? The First Seven Days Rocketed

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Hello, hello, HELLO: 

First of all: again, thank you all SO SO much for supporting Night Time Cool. 

After a week, 34% of the dosh needed has been raised: I am told 30% in 30 days is fair going so this is like waking and finding the Taj Mahal in the backyard: beyond brill.

From what I'm told there may be a considerable flatlining so the next few days could be interesting. Yet because each…

GOING LIVE: Taking a rocket to the skies

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Hello - and thanks so much for reading this and for pledging, or considering a pledge, towards having Night Time Cool published - its very kind of you.

I have been trying to write a brilliant, moving novel for nearly 25 years - I am 46 and started my first one age 23 - and have known since 8 I wanted to write stories.

So, where I am now, on the verge of acheiving a lifelong dream, is a relentless…

Publication date: Summer 2018
105% funded
264 backers