The “Volunteer” continues to be very well received by readers all over the world. The novel has accumulated 12 reviews on Amazon.com, an additional 3 reviews on Amazon UK, and one other on the Canadian Amazon page. The average rating among all 16 reviews is around 4.5 stars.
Before The “Volunteer” was published, an earlier draft was posted in serialized form at a couple of different websites, and it developed quite a following. One anonymous reader, known only as SliceReality on the Web, became such a fan that he created several illustrations from that early draft of the novel. Later, when the final version of The “Volunteer” was published, SliceReality created the cover art and design.
I couldn’t afford to publish an illustrated edition of The “Volunteer”, but I wanted to highlight the pieces he did create from that early draft.
Here’s the cover art without the title text.
This is from the interview with Clarissa from the school newspaper in the lobby of Dani’s dorm in Chapter Six.
This is from the live broadcast of Stossel in Chapter 13.
And this is Dani on stage with Miley Cyrus at the Coachella Music Festival in Chapter Fourteen.
It is very gratifying to see others’ interpretations of one’s work, and I can imagine what authors feel when watching film adaptations of their books. If you haven’t yet read The “Volunteer” and if these illustrations have piqued your interest, you can get your copy on Amazon by clicking here: Order The “Volunteer”