Hello lovely people! It’s been a while since I last posted, as I’ve been busy putting the final touches on my debut novel, The Ghost Mothers. And I’m finally ready to reveal the cover (read on)!
I entered a design competition and received over 100 entries from freelance designers from around the world. I narrowed it down to 5 finalists, and from there had a choice between the top two entries, as voted by my readers. If you helped with the book cover poll, thank you for helping me narrow down the options! I would have been truly lost without you.
It was a difficult choice, and it could have gone either way, as the final 2 concepts were vastly different, but I finally settled on the version at the bottom of this page.
It’s now not long at all until the book is finally published – which will be 1 year and 8 months (almost to the day) after I first started working on it. I can’t wait to finally push it out into the world! Look out for launch details around the first week of April 2019.
My novel, The Ghost Mothers, takes us on a magical romp through the ages of Australia’s longest-running magazine, with ‘fairy ghost-mothers’ springing to life from the pages of magazines past. It’s women’s fiction with a historical nod and magical twist.
For those who can’t wait to delve in, I’ve prepared a free short story prequel, which you can read either before or after the novel (there is no set order and no spoilers). It’s free to check out here:
The short story introduces three epic characters from the novel:
Meet Audrey, Australia’s most decorated WWII spy and saboteur from 1950, celebrating her exploits; Deborah, a preeminent feminist from 1970, leading the inaugural women’s marches of the era; and Nicole, a Nobel-Prize-winning climate scientist from the year 2000, deep in the Antarctic waters on a research expedition. Find out how they came to be ghost-mothers in the ultimate adventure on their last day on earth.
I want to thank you for coming along the publishing journey with me, it does feel like quite some time ago that I first started working on the novel, and now it’s finally making it out into the world.
I hope you enjoy the short story and I will be in touch soon! And…as promised, here is the cover reveal for the novel, let me know what you think!