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Misha Herwin : City of Secrets #Q&A #booklaunch #cityofsecrets #childrensfiction

Misha Herwin is a writer of books for children and adults and lives in Staffordshire, in a house with a dragon in the garden. She has been writing for as long as she can remember and in her own words – has always been fascinated by the magical and supernatural, which makes this time of year, when the nights have drawn in, the pumpkins have been carved and ghosts summoned, or scared away, the perfect moment to launch City of Secrets, a fantasy adventure for 8-12 year olds.

Tell us about the City of Secrets
The Bristol of “City of Secrets” is a dark and sinister place. Making a living selling pies is not easy, but Letty Parker is a resourceful girl who has learned to tread her way carefully through areas ruled by rival gangs and to avoid the Barbary eels who lurk in shadowy corners. Her business is going well − until the street children, who are her friends and customers, start to go missing.

Letty is determined to find out what has happened to them and when the authorities prove less than helpful, for who cares about children who are poor, she gets together with her friends, Jebediah Hill, the leader of a gang of pickpockets, and the mysterious Gabriel and they hatch a plan… Continue reading

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In Her Defence #coverreveal #Inherdefence #bunchcourtney #crimefiction

Potential cover for the next ‘Bunch Courtney Investigates’ !
Due out late 2018/early2019

In Her Defence

Changing History

Changing History – with Jem Shaw

The Penkhull Press

red-pencilI was reminded the other day of an axiom that applies to research for writing: We don’t know what we don’t know. It’s a constant problem, especially when you’re writing a period piece. We have to check constantly that we’re not building in anachronisms that will jar the reader out of the illusion.

But how deep do you go? How do you know when to stop? It’s easy to think you’ve verified a fact but, with the best will in the world, you weren’t there at the time. And the unchecked error is always there, waiting, like a rake in the grass.

Misha Herwin, my fellow Penkhull author and great friend, was kindly editing my upcoming short story collection when she questioned a reference to ballet at Sadler’s Wells in 1914. I confidently pointed out that the theatre was opened in the 17th century by Richard Sadler.

“Ah, but were…

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Dramatis personae (Penkhull Press)

Many novels, particularly the lengthier multi-volumes in the fantasy field, are packed with characters, some major, some minor, others appearing so intermittently that they can be easily forgotten.…

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One Week To Wait!

front cover copy7 days to launch of Fables and Fabrications and what else does this fab collection have in store for you wonderful book-buying people? Continue reading

Fables and Fabrications : 9 days to go

Just 9 days to launch for Fables and Fabrications  and the first Amazon and Goodreads reviews have been posted!
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Fables and Fabrications prelim copy has arrived!

The very first paper copy of Fables and Fabrications has reached my sticky mitts!
FandF has arrived Bfront cover copy
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