Today marks the official kickoff of the The Boy Who Walked Too Far Book Tour presented by Storytellers On Tour, and throughout the week we’ve got a great lineup helping us feature Dom Watson’s Sci-Fi Horror novel! This book has been on my radar ever since I heard my friends over at Fantasy Book Critic raving about it – they’re hosting a guest post this week, so stay tuned – and I really hope to be finally get to this one in the new year. I’m very much looking forward to hearing what our hosts have to say in the coming days, so be sure to keep an eye out for some incredible content.
Dom was kind enough to stop by to have a chat about how The Boy Who Walked To Far came into fruition, the sacrificing of goats, and his undying love for Brick. So, keep scrolling for the tour schedule, more info about the book, and the interview!
We’ve enlisted a group of wonderful and talented bloggers and Bookstagrammers to help us feature The Boy Who Walked Too Far. This is what we have going on, so make sure to check out each and every one throughout the week for some brilliant content, including reviews and more.
DECEMBER 9TH – THE WELCOMING
Whispers & Wonder
Jake is Reading
Susy’s Cozy World
Fantasy Book Critic
Off the TBR
Beneath A Thousand Skies
Camryn Daytona (IG)
I Can Has Books? (IG)
Out of This World SFF Reviews
DECEMBER 15TH – THE ENCORE
For more about this tour visit Storytellers On Tour.
It’s the end of the universe, and everything has come undone. Entropy has won the war, but one last battle rages in the half-ruined city of Testament.
No one knows who created this last outpost and peopled it with billions of species. However, it is here, under a sky with no stars, that the last remnants of life in the universe live, love, and pray to their many gods. It is here where Godrich Felstrom dies.
Most residents of Testament care little for the affairs of a single, fragile human, but the event brings back bad memories for Heironymous Xindii.
It has been many years since the dreamurlurgy professor discovered his true potential and doomed four people in the process. Now, he lectures to bored students who dream of the many pleasures Testament has to offer. Xindii, on the other hand, becomes obsessed with the mysterious Godrich and his missing soul. As he and his valiant companion, the Neanderthal Solomon Doomfinger, look back at Felstrom’s last steps, they discover the shocking truth about Felstrom’s death, his destiny, and the future of Testament and all those angels, demons, liars, and dreamers who call it home.
Meet the Author
Dom Watson lives, writes, and dreams in Suffolk, England. He enjoys life with his wife, daughter, and three cats. He also doesn’t mind the occasional glass of Merlot.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a chat, Dom. Since we already have your official bio, care to tell us about yourself in ten words or less?
Well I have some fabulous lockdown hair at the moment. Wolverine’s love child.
Give us an idea of how The Boy Who Walked Too Far came to fruition.
I essentially just wanted to write the barmiest detective novel I could. So, I took all the genres I love and baked a cake with words, really.
Can you share with us something about The Boy Who Walked Too Far that isn’t in the blurb?
Yeah, it has a cop in it, called Brick. He’s made of stone. And he smokes too much. I love Brick.
Was there any specific research you’ve done or inspiration you’ve pulled from for this story of yours?
Sea monsters. I love sea monsters. They feature in the sequel too.
What do you hope your readers take away from The Boy Who Walked Too Far?
The antagonist I hope, because it has been in my mind for too long. Readers, you will read of his gospel…
What comes first, the plot or the characters?
Character defo. I mean, if they don’t engage you the plot will dwindle no matter how intriguing it may be.
Do you have a favorite character you’ve written? If so, who? What about them sets them apart from all the others?
I love writing for Xindii and Doomfinger, but Brick has proven a rather successful delight. Outside of the BOY, I wrote about a drunk mage once for a Wattpad anthology. He was great, Dave. I miss Dave.
What do you think makes a good story?
Good grammar usually.
If you could go back and change how you approached writing your debut novel, what’s the one thing you’d do differently?
Back up. Back it up, man. You don’t really want to be re-writing 30 thousand words in two weeks. It’s not healthy.
Writing can be a stressful pursuit. Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?
Comfortable pants and the best tea and coffee you can buy. Be willing to make sacrifices. Not people. I mean like goats.
Ok, let’s see what kind of person you truly are.
Coffee or Tea?
Both, not in the same cup. Maybe on Sundays.
Winter or Summer?
Summer, defo. Hate socks.
Physical books or Ebooks?
Physical, course. Plus you can hit the butler with them.
Mountains or Oceans?
Oceans – sea monsters, innit.
Beer or Wine?
On the same night? Wine.
Books or Movies?
Cowboys or Aliens?
Pie or Cake?
Rural or Urban?
Work hard or Play hard?
Both gosh darnit’
Thank you again for taking the time have a chat, Dom. Tell us what lies ahead for you!
Well I’m putting the finishing touches to Smoker on the Porch, and then I’m setting out to do the sequel to The Boy. After that I have an idea for a kid’s book – being a dad I think I may have a dabble. They’ll still be nasty things in it though. I ain’t changing for no one. But Xindii and the boys have a few stories to tell. The thought of writing for them again is like coming home. I can’t wait.
That’s all I got for ya! Be sure to keep an eye on the official The Boy Who Walked Too Far tour page over at Storytellers On Tour (https://www.storytellersontour.online/2020/11/06/tour-schedule-the-boy-who-walked-too-far-by-dom-watson) to see what the other bloggers have to say!