Tag: Unbound

Roll of drums…. Draca has a publication date

Good news. Draca’s publication date will be 14th May 2020, hopefully in time for everyone’s summer holiday reading. As publisher Unbound moves into the production phase, they will close the supporters’ list at midnight on Monday 27th January. So if you’d like your name…

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.