The Next Book: ‘FREAKS!’


The other day I signed the contract for my next book, and that’s something that never gets old, believe me. And that means that I’m finally able to tell you what it is.
I am delighted to say that ‘FREAKS!’ – a collection of short, short stories, co-written with the incredibly talented and very lovely Caroline Smailes, will be published early next year by The Friday Project (HarperCollins).
So, it’s co-authored. But that’s not the only thing that’s a little bit different about it. ‘FREAKS!’ is a collection of stories about people with superpowers, real or imagined – and each story (all 50 of them!) is illustrated, in the comic book style, by the supremely talented Darren Craske.
I am VERY excited about this, I really am.
I’ll post more details on here when I can.
But, in the meantime: hooray! I am excited!




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64 Comments on “The Next Book: ‘FREAKS!’

  1.  by  dan powell

    As a huge fan of superhero comics, and yours and Caroline's writing I reckon I must be the walking talking embodiment of your target market. Looking forward to this. Congrats to all.

  2.  by  Sara Crowley

    Aces! That sounds absolutely brilliant! Congrats!News like that deserves the exclamation mark overuse/abuse I have just displayed 😉

  3.  by  Anonymous

    Wow, that sounds fantastic! If it's half as good as 'Not so Perfect', then you're on to a winner!Well done and congrats.Sam x

  4.  by  about me

    I particularly love the sound of the woman who can duplicate herself at will. It has an edge of 'All My Friends Are Superheroes' – I am very excited about it x

  5.  by  Dan Purdue

    Excellent, Nik, that sounds like a fantastic project. Keep us posted and the very best of luck with it all. Congratulations!

  6.  by  Alex

    Congratulations man, that is so so exciting. I can't wait to get my mitts on that!

  7.  by  Claire King

    I can only begin to imagine what happens when you cross a Perring with a Smailes. I bet it's out of this world. Congratulations!

  8.  by  Downith

    That's great news Nik. Congratulations. Now, where do I find the magic pill that will turn me into The Photocopier?

  9.  by  Nik Perring

    Thanks Rog – absolutely! It's been a three-way partnership, which has made the whole process totally different to anything I've written before. In a cool way

  10.  by  Nik Perring

    't Vliegend – Thank you! I'm not sure when it'll be up for pre-ordering but I'll let you know here as soon as I know

  11.  by  Sherri

    Sounds like a great concept – cause for celebration indeed!(word verification is 'aball', which is clearly what you are having.)

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