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And then ...

Monday, 7 October 2019

Well, isn't this exciting? (I know, try to contain yourselves, ladies and gentlebeings).

We are done with editing and proofing and setting ... that means anything odd will just have to learn to live with it. Or we will, naturally.

Which means we are onto production time: y'know, arguing about covers and suchlike.

Just thought you'd like know ... schedules will be appearing soon.


Proof of the pudding

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Is one thing, but the proofs of a book are quite another.

That's right, after a summer of editing, we are done with such fripperies. Now Killing Beauties has been typeset, and quite delightful it looks, too. You are all going to love it - and that's before you even start to read it. I cannot quite express how happy it has made me to see it on paper. Or how excited I am to know that you will all…

Closer and closer ...

Friday, 23 August 2019

Patience is ever rewarded, or so they say, and your patience is on the verge of receiving a bumper crop of female spy action. Why is this? Well, the copy edits have just come through. Let's just say they're on the minor side of little. Which means that we'll be typesetting and proofing before you know it ...

I must say that I'm very impressed by the Unbound process, as thus far it's been pretty…

Les Filles d'Ophelie - the significance of the locket

Sunday, 7 April 2019

The locket shows membership of Les Filles d'Ophelie (the daughters of Ophelia), the all-female secret society to which both Susan and Diana belong. On the front it bears the image of a nightingale, the symbol of the sisterhood, while on the reverse, the sisterhood's motto: ego avis enim cantans inaspecta (I am the bird that sings unseen),

The locket is a vital part of the plot of Killing Beauties…

Diana meets an old friend and gains a new one

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

In this audio extract, Diana Jennings is en route to London, accompanied by her escort, Captain Duggan. They stay overnight at the estate of a family of royalist sympathisers but things do not go quite as planned.

Life begins at forty

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Well, they do say life begins at 40, and now that we’ve hit 40% in just 21 days, we’re starting to run out of clichés ... a huge thank you to all of you who have pledged already, and to those about to. The campaign is starting to spread its reach, and the special pledges are starting to go live, too. Helen’s glorious crow is getting a lot attention, and for those of you umming and ahing about it,…

Now that was a good start

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

25% in the first week is a great start, and a big thank you to everyone who has pledged in support of Killing Beauties so far. There’s still a way to go, mind, but confidence is high. The print will be ready for display very soon, as the awesome Helen Masacz has been working on it for the past few days. It’s worth checking her out on the internet to get a flavour of what she does. We think the prints…

It has begun!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

I imagine that this is the most terrifying part of it all ... the beginning.

It's going to be a little like watching a pan of water come to the boil. Or perhaps like the old Blue Peter appeals indicators ... let's raise it up to ...

Thank you for reading, pledging, sharing. It will all be worth it in the end.


Publication date: January 2020
105% funded
154 backers