Tag: Unbound

Crowdfunding success for Draca!

With the help of 250 supporters, Draca has achieved crowdfunding success and reached the threshold for Unbound to publish.

Draca: Sailing towards a Literary Festival launch

Draca is on track to launch at Chalfont St Giles literary festival in May 2020. At 93% now, & need to make that 100% by mid Sept to meet publisher Unbound’s threshold of pre-orders. 50% royalties to Combat Stress. Free book of short stories for pledgers.

Bone Lines by Stephanie Bretherton; a review

Bone Lines by Stephanie Bretherton is an intelligent, thought-provoking ‘time-slip’ novel about two strong female characters; a woman from the archaeological past and the present-day scientist who analyses her newly-discovered bones.

A talk on the Wilde side

I recently reviewed Obsidian by Suzie Wilde, which is pitched as ‘A gripping Viking tale of one woman’s courage, fighting old and new gods amid the savage beauty of Ice Island’. I love historical fantasy novels and especially books with a strong female protagonist,…

The original DRACA: a classic sailing boat

Draca, the eponymous boat at the heart of Geoffrey Gudgion’s novel of that name, was inspired by a real, classic sailing boat, a Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter. Here’s the research and the inspiration behind the story.

Meet George!

DRACA had a great launch with crowdfunding publisher Unbound. This extract from the book is a glimpse into the character of George, a yachtswoman with attitude.

Conversation with friends this weekend:

After I launched my novel DRACA, about a war-damaged veteran, with publisher Unbound, it became clear that not everyone ‘got’ the crowdfunding model. So here’s a brief explanation of how you can help me to help those whose wounds are more than physical.