Up until this week, my novel was a manuscript bound by little more than hope and a dream. But now, The Story Collector has been enveloped by a design that I have to say, I love! So without further ado, here it is…
I am not exaggerating when I say my publisher (Urbane Publications) was AMAZING during this process. Sooo open trying new ideas and making sure everyone was happy with the design. This was beyond what I had expected and I just knew when I saw this cover, it was the one. It was love at first sight!
But more importantly, it is the perfect introduction to the story. It has a dreamlike quality that sets the tone for what is to follow. In fact, that has been the overwhelming feedback I’ve received so far – that it draws you in, which is exactly what a cover should do. So, what am I drawing you in TO? Well you may ask! Set in Ireland and wrapped in folklore, this book is very dear to my heart… but don’t take my word for it, read the blurb.
A beautiful and mysterious historical romance from the author of The Heirloom and The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris.
Thornwood Village, 1910. Anna, a young farm girl, volunteers to help an intriguing American visitor, Harold Griffin-Krauss, translate ‘fairy stories’ from Irish to English.
But all is not as it seems and Anna soon finds herself at the heart of a mystery that threatens the future of her community and her very way of life…..
Captivated by the land of myth, folklore and superstition, Sarah Harper finds herself walking in the footsteps of Harold and Anna one hundred years later, unearthing dark secrets that both enchant and unnerve.
The Story Collector treads the intriguing line between the everyday and the otherworldly, the seen and the unseen. With a taste for the magical in everyday life, Evie Gaughan’s latest novel is full of ordinary characters with extraordinary tales to tell. Perfect for fans of Jess Kidd and Eowyn Ivey.
So there you have it folks, after months (nigh, years!) of banging on about this book, I can finally say that publication is imminent! 14th June to be precise, but for the impatient ones of the bunch, here is a link to pre-order a paperback version right this very minute on Amazon.
I have been so lucky to meet some fantastic and supportive writers and readers since my last publication and I just want to say thanks for all the shares and for helping me to spread the word. I hope I’ve played my part in this process too, writing reviews, sharing links or just being a cheerleader when someone’s having a wobble. It takes a village to make a book, so I guess that makes you the village people 😀