Another gorgeous cover from Gordy Wright, and another great printing job from TJ International.
This is the third and final installment of The Naming of Brook Storyteller, and Brook (Brat-Spellbinder-Dragonfriend-Wolftalker) has taken on an apprentice, Cricket; but deadly plots are all around and it takes all her cleverness and resilience to get to the bottom of it all, with a lot of help from Cricket, and her ‘cousin’, the wolf, Drinks-the-Wind.
In the shops from 7th June (the day after Ghillian’s 85th Birthday).
Launch party still in negotiation but I will be able to reveal soon, I hope!
We had a great evening at Gay’s the Word – thank you to Uli & Jim – and despite Kate’s determination to walk out of shot, we have some video – where it got silly, with just a sleeve on show, there’s audio instead.
Here’s Cherry reading a bit about family from The Dowry Blade, chosen specially to link with Kate’s themes, and not read elsewhere.
Recordings of author Cherry Potts reading from The Dowry Blade, a lesbian epic fantasy of the strength and limitations of love and loyalty between friends, lovers, kin, strangers and enemies.
Our main character, Brede, arrives in the city, and finds it a threatening place
The obligatory scene in a tavern, which in the writing, which was done entirely for entertainment, discovered something important about a relatively minor character, and changed the course of the book…
An emotionally tense scene on a roof at night.
Thanks to Clapham Books for hosting. We may post some of the Q&A with a very chatty audience later, it’ll take a bit of editing!
With any book that involves adult relationships there is the thorny issue of how to depict intimate moments (she says coyly), this bit is introduced as ‘a bit of virginal fumbling’ so if that’s going to embarrass you, don’t listen. Not remotely raunchy. I don’t consider sex a spectator sport!
Once again, thanks to Joan and Thomas and everyone else at Lewisham Libraries for organising a great evening.
Lewisham Libraries have been good friends to us, and provided a buffet and everything! There are more videos to come, and sound files from the event at Clapham Books on Thursday.
If you like what you see here, head over to our events page for details of more readings in March and April, in Beckenham (Thursday 3rd March, that’s next week) , Kings Cross (Gays the Word 24th March), Earls Court ( Brompton Library 14th April) and Hastings (Polari on Sea)…
or to our SHOP to buy a copy, or to your local bookshop, of course.
The printers (TJI) have done a lovely job, and the books look absolutely amazing. So you can place orders for The Dowry Blade direct with us via our web shop NOW, and come along to events and buy a copy, but it won’t be in the bookshops until 25th February. Get yours ahead of the crowd!