Exciting post folks! Here is the blurb for my first and forthcoming novel, The Gisburn Witch:
“Scandalised as a young woman after being accused of seducing Tom Lister, a gentleman’s son, Jennet Preston’s life is filled with shame and hardship. An outcast in her own village, she befriends the Device family in Blacko, and she is quickly embroiled in their world of folk magic and superstition, of old family feuds and dangerous reputations. When fate intervenes to reunite her with Tom, Jennet risks everything for love and happiness, but when tragedy strikes Jennet finds that she is vulnerable to accusations for which she could pay the ultimate price. The Gisburn Witch is a novel about falling in love with the wrong person, making the wrong friends, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
It’s been a busy week for the book – I’m now halfway through the full edit, and have started looking at possible cover designs if I go down the self-publishing route. I’ve also heard back from a second literary agent to whom I sent my submission – another rejection unfortunately but I keep smiling, I stay philosophical. A rejection doesn’t mean my book is no good, it means that a particular agent doesn’t consider it to be commercially marketable. But there are as many opinions as there are agents so…I will keep working hard and keep chasing the dream.