Monday 5 June 2023

Book News: First Real Copies of my Novel Erosion

Something very exciting arrived in the post - the first physical copies of my novel Erosion. It won't be officially published until early 2024 - these are my advance author copies - but it feels so good to hold copies of the book in my hands after so much time writing it, editing it and submitting the manuscript to my publisher, Moon Books.

Erosion is a contemporary gothic novel filled with magical weirdness, set in a run-down English seaside town in the year of the Great Storm. The subtitle is Of Friendship, Dreams and the Edge of a Cliff. Here's a little more detail from the synopsis:

"'It all began when we found the bones…' This is the start of Erosion, a gothic novel set on the English coast, in 1987, the year of the Great Storm. Violent weather is but one of the problems a group of friends face when they discover an ancient grave inside a crumbling cliff and decide to unearth a skull. Supernatural mystery intertwines with the problems of human relationships, of earning money, of following dreams." 

I'm also very grateful to Ben Aaronovitch, author of the Rivers of London series of books, for writing the endorsement that appears at the top of my novel: 

"An elegiac tale of memory, growth and regret set along the crumbling coast of 1980s Kent." 

The painting on the cover is by Su Jolly, a Kent artist who specialises in beach lansdscape pictures. I feel the image very much reflects the fiction.

Although Erosion isn't published yet, you can already pre-order copies via Moon Books' website and view it at online book stores including Amazon.

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