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simon-j-halliday's picture
May.15.2013
I am going to relaunch the publishing project for 'Peter Black and the Craven Lake Mystery' very soon. Watch this space for the new offers, which will be more attractive than last time. Also the goal is less and the project will run for two months rather than one, giving a far greater chance of...
simon-j-halliday's picture
Apr.24.2013
48 hours to go for my publishing appeal. Well, if you're out there mystery backer with a full and generous bank account, now is the time to strike!! I was hoping for the reach of this to have gone much further by now. Interestingly I just had a message this morning from an old friend saying 'how...
simon-j-halliday's picture
Apr.22.2013
I've been running this appeal for 27 days, and there are just 3 days to go!  Please take a look at the kickstarter page and consider getting involved.  If enough people get involved, pledge, like and share this then there's still a chance of success.  There's a long way to go in a...
tom-lucas's picture
Oct.30.2012
  It’s an incredible day indeed! Today is the day that I can present the final cover art for my novel, Leather to the Corinthians, which will be available in about 30 days. It’s taken the better part of a year to get it from draft manuscript to press, and the reward for completing – write...
arabella-grayson's picture
Oct.11.2012
      Artist Ashanti Davis bears his soul to anyone who takes the time to absorb his graphic narratives of a life gone awry. At the moment of our exchange, he was in transition, peddling his art for food and shelter. One gorgeous Saturday afternoon, five summers ago, at an...
tom-lucas's picture
Sep.26.2012
  The book cover! The gateway for your reader. The reason they pick up the book. The reason they read the book. The book cover is an opportunity. It's a big reason that I will check a book out. A good cover evokes a mood, offers an idea of what it's all about. It intriques, and should look...
anne-paris's picture
Nov.18.2010
    To begin my discussion about the importance of others in supporting the creative process, I would like to present an interview I had with Loren Long, an accomplished artist who has illustrated many books, including Mr. Peabody’s Apples by Madonna, I Dream of Trains by Angela Johnson, a 2004...
lisa-brown's picture
Jun.18.2010
AND HERE, a promised follow-up to my previous post. My models for our more minor characters, no less beloved. Mavis, the maid. Mrs. Sullivan, the Pritchett's cook. Nathaniel Dearborn, a wounded soldier with a secret. Heinrich Geist, spirit photographer. Viviette, his housemaid and model. Mr....
lisa-brown's picture
Jun.03.2010
ALMOST EVERY CHARACTER in Picture the Dead has a real-life 19th century counterpart, unearthed from the archives of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Here are some of my models and their correspondant illustrated selves. Our heroine, Jennie Lovell. Jennie's...
lisa-brown's picture
Apr.14.2010
  My favorite children's book? Well that's an impossible question. Children's books are often grouped en masse into their own genre, shoving picture books, early readers, middle grade novels and teen fiction willy-nilly into a great big undifferentiated pile. I mean, really, how does one...