My first novel, Canopy Harvest, launches on 30th March, and for every copy I sell before then I will plant a tree.
I’ll plant a tree when you buy my book, because trees are the great stabiliser of our environment. They make our air breathable, improve our soils, and many feed us.
I’ve burned myself out and exist in a compromised state after I dwelt in the sad truths of our species (massacres, war, environmental etc.). When I found a local contribution I could make (planting a food forest) I hit a money-requirement wall which lead me to overwork up to breaking point. I’m now processing the wave of sadness which consequently rolled in, and planting trees is the only thing that makes me feel better. So this is mostly a selfish pursuit 🙂
This month I’m working on the launch of my first science-fiction novel Canopy Harvest, and to celebrate the release, I’m going to plant a tree for every copy pre-ordered. As this is my first book I’m not expecting flurries of pre-orders, but no matter what it takes I’m planning on planting a fruit, nut, or service tree for each, with my own two hands. You can read all about why I chose planting trees as the bonus here.
To begin with these trees will be planted at several sites in Wales where they will be secure for decades to come. But this is just the beginning.