…it’s a delight when the ‘usual suspects’ drop by the blog to say ‘Hi’ and give me a heads-up on what they’re up to (and I promise not to tell the police)… the prolific Authoress, Nancy Jardine, has two pending titles, which you can read about here… enjoy…
Hello Seumas, and thank you for allowing me to share my writing news.
Sometimes that bus stop at my door is very busy…
The last time I popped in to visit you may remember I was deliberating over whether to use my own name, or a pseudonym, for The Taexali Game – my first time travel historical adventure novel for middle grade/early teens. It’s just as well that I made the choice to use my own name for all of my writing, regardless of the intended market, because I’m pretty sure I’d become demented in the next few weeks trying to remember who I am.
My planned self-publishing date for The Taexali Game was the end of February or early March, but unexpected delays happened.
…My cover design wasn’t completed till last week but I’m so…. glad I waited for it because I think it’s fantastic and perfect for the early teen market. In a global way, I hope a reader can immediately see from the cover that my intrepid trio of teenagers – Aran, Brian and Fianna – are about to confront soldiers of the Roman Empire in their adventure set in AD 210. The location of the novel is northern Roman Britain, currently Aberdeenshire, Scotland (my part of the world). Since part of the intended market is also local, I think my cover designer- Neil Saddler – has done a fantastic job because that bumpy hill you see is an iconic shape in Aberdeenshire, the hill range of Bennachie very recognisable to those who live in the area. I’ll now be publishing The Taexali Game in April. Further details will soon be on my blog but before then…
Like your Jack Calder Series, I’m also in the wonderful position of having Crooked Cat launch a new edition of Monogamy Twist, a contemporary romantic mystery. My fantastic, quirky cover for this was revealed a couple of weeks ago and I adore this cover design, too. 27th March 2015 is the date now set for its launch and I extend an open invitation to join my festivities at the Facebook Launch Party. Goodies can be won and lots of information on my protagonists will be divulged.
The setting for Monogamy Twist is Yorkshire, England, where Luke Salieri has been bequeathed a dilapidated old mansion. Though he’s no idea of why he’s the beneficiary, he’s determined to fulfil the quirky Dickensian conditions attached to the bequest but he desperately needs a woman- though not just any old female. Rhia Ashton is perfect to help him solve the mystery since she’s an ancestry researcher but Luke finds her help comes with more conditions. Luke and Rhia were lovely characters to create and if you like a bit of history with more twists in your mystery, you’ll love Monogamy Twist. Dog lovers are also drawn to my wonderful Irish wolfhound, Thor, who was a delight to create.
Once again, Seumas, it’s great to visit you- thank you!
Nancy Jardine lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She currently shares a home with her husband, daughter, son-in-law, 3 year old granddaughter and 1 year old grandson. It’ll continue to be a busy household till late summer of 2015 when the new build home will be completed for the young ‘uns on what was Nancy’s former back garden. The loss of that part of the garden won’t be missed since there should now be more writing time available this spring and summer! Childminding is intermittent over the day and any writing time is precious. (If interested in how a new house is built these days, follow my blog posts named ‘Gonna build a house’ )
All matters historical are a passion; Ancestry research a lovely time-suck. Nancy regularly blogs and loves to have guests visit her blog. Facebooking is a habit she’s trying to keep within reasonable bounds! Any time left in a day is for leisure reading and the occasional historical series on TV.
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…thanks for coming in, Nancy, always good to have yer company…
…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!…
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