I am delighted, over the moon, hapus iawn (very happy) and quite a bit chuffed to be able to reveal the cover for my forthcoming book ‘Gaslight’.
OOH! Isn’t it lovely?!
*Dances about a bit in excitement*
Anne Glenn has designed it and I think she’s done a lovely job, don’t you?
*Dances about a bit more.*
**Sits down and attempts to get breath back**
It’s a Middle Grade thriller set in Victorian Cardiff which follows the story of Nansi, a fourteen-year-old girl, who is trying to find her disappeared mother.
Please do not read this book if you are easily scared!
It delves into the darker side of Victorian life and though lots of it takes place in a theatre – which should be lovely, right? – it involves a teaspoon of stealing, a heavy mix of cheating, add a large mound of lies and deception, stir in a dollop of horrible and finish off with a liberal sprinkling of despicableness. It features some quite-a-bit-nasty people but there are some brave, and feisty, and downright good eggs in there too!
I have loved writing this book SO much!
I’ve always been obsessed by the theatre, particularly of Victorian times, and I adore a chilling mystery.
It’s also given me an opportunity to write about Cardiff, the city where I was born and which I love with all my heart.
‘Gaslight’ will be published by the delightful Firefly Press (who have EXTREMELY decent taste in books) and was written with the help of a Writers’ Bursary from Literature Wales, which enabled me to spend some time writing without having to worry about anything else for a bit. This was bliss! Thank you so much to them.
The launch is at the Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest on April the 2nd which is also my 45th Birthday. And what better way to spend it?
*Dance, dance, dance-ity, dance*
Come along if you can! It’d be so lovely to meet you.
And I could do with some help to blow out all the candles on the cake! Forty-five is a whole lot of candles. Especially when you are dancing about in excitement as much as I am!