It’s November, and from Saturday 1st, the date set for Gooseberry’s cover reveal, the website gets a brand new section dedicated to my latest title Gooseberry. Based on characters from Wilkie Collins’s The Moonstone, and serialized over the summer in weekly instalments—just as Collins did with his own work a hundred and fifty years ago, the project has pushed me further as a writer than anything I’ve done before. Those weekly deadlines were killers, yet out of them were forged some wonderful new characters that I’m really proud to have written.
As for that cover reveal…well, ta da! There’s a fantastic short video of the reveal featuring the wonderful images of the Victorian photographer John Thomson on Facebook. Do click and have a look!
Gooseberry launches on Friday November 21st, but you can pre-order your copy today at most online book stores.
This month’s article from Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism is about the American Civil War, and more specifically about the role that photography, a relatively new technology at the time, played in changing attitudes to both war and death. The article remains the most popular post on my blog, The Victorians Unveiled. The book retails for US$2.99 in most online stores, but you can still download for free from Smashwords.com. When it comes time to pay, just use coupon code: TD22X.
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