This is Not a Drill: Tidepool eBook Up for Preorder!

Nicole Willson
2 min readOct 18, 2020
Image courtesy of author

Hi everyone! I’m delighted to announce that this week, the eBook version of Tidepool went up on Amazon and Kobo for preorder. (Just FYI: the cover on the sale pages is not the final cover; it’s a Parliament House placeholder cover.) If you’re interested in Lovecraftian horror with a dash of American Horror Story, you’ll love Tidepool.

Preorder the eBook from Amazon.

Preorder the eBook from Kobo.

The novel will be released on August 3, 2021. There’s a print version coming too, but I’m assuming that won’t go up on Amazon and elsewhere until December at the earliest. The Tidepool cover reveal is on December 10 (which just happens to be my birthday); the print preorder will probably become available shortly after that.

Oh, and according to my publisher, the eBook should also be up on Barnes and Noble and the Apple bookstore shortly.

Parliament House also sent me Tidepool’s galleys to review. This is the first time I saw my story the way it’s going to look as an actual honest-to-goddess book, and well. That was A Moment. For just one night, 2020 didn’t seem like a flaming fiery hellscape.

The cover page. (Courtesy of the author.)

I love the font used for the cover page and the chapter headings; it has a sort of old-timey look I think is perfect for Tidepool. Now I just have to think of clever things to write if anyone should ask me for an autographed copy.

So. I’d deeply appreciate any preorders, as boosting the book’s profile on Amazon and Kobo will hopefully hook more people into ordering it. Sorrow Hamilton’s story is one step closer to being out in the world at last.

Tidepool also has a Goodreads page; please add it to your Want To Read shelf if you’re so inclined.

I wrote the first draft of Tidepool (which was previously called Blood Tide) for NaNoWriMo 2016 and chronicled some of the process on Medium here, here, here, here, and here. If you’re thinking of trying NaNoWriMo next month, don’t let anyone tell you you’re wasting your time! I’ll be there with bells on.

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