Green Gold: The Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter John Jeffrey

By Gabriel Hemery

160 years after the disappearance of a promising young explorer, the discovery of his missing journals finally reveals the truth behind an extraordinary adventure

Sunday, 13 May 2018

WoodWords 2018

I'm looking forward to taking part in WoodWords 2018, run by Sylva Foundation, on the evening of 24th May. I'll be reading some extracts from Green Gold, and describing more of protagonist John Jeffrey's incredible feats and achievements. If you're interested in coming along it'd be great to meet you, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the great line up of authors. More information and tickets are available here

As part of preparations for WoodWords, I recently received a sample print from artist Nicola Macartney of her watercolour depicting Jeffrey pine foliage and cones. It was very exciting to see the finished work at last, after watching work-in-progress from afar over recent months. Better still was the reaction of the picture framer who was awestruck by its quality. We're sure that this wonderful print - offered as a perk including limited edition print + paperpack + ebook - will attract a lot of interest at WoodWords and other events over the summer.

Green Gold is now 63% funded, a little more than one year after its funding launch. It is taking longer than I'd hoped but I feel we may get to 100% before too long. I've got a few more ideas up my sleeve to raise its profile and attract more sponsors, but anything you can do - lovely readers - to promote it among your friends will help bring it another step closer to publication.

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