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Seventh Rainbow Publishing have created this fabulous new cover and promo poster for kissing Bowie. Love the mysterious and idiosyncratic feel of it that really matches the novel. kB11 text

People keep asking me about a print edition. Seventh Rainbow is a fledgling digital publisher, but you can get the novel in all forms of digital media, including a pdf you can download and read on your laptop, tablet etc and also print out. For the pdf (and other formats), they sell via Smashwords. The Kindle edition is available via Amazon. Really blown away by all the lovely reviews there.

kissing Bowie

kissing Bowie on Amazon has some nice reviews : )

Now available on Smashwords

kissing Bowie is a psychological mystery novel, mostly set in London in 1980 but also in the present day.

When Melbourne photographer Samantha Newell returns to London and confronts a guilty past, she begins to write a confession. She recounts the story of her Bowie-obsessed friend Laura, a long-lost love, cryptic notes and a mystery from the year 1980. As she tells of Laura’s strange world of fantasy, reality and fear, can she face what she bitterly regrets? In this follow-up to her critically-acclaimed novel Conversations with Mr. Prain, Joan Taylor brings to life the gritty reality of a recent past and asks tough questions about the media and celebrity, then and now. With a plot that twists and shocks, this novel is an intense and personal journey with a punky anti-heroine and a window to the days when David Bowie ruled as revered youth icon.

Thanks to those who wrote nice early reviews on LibraryThing! x o x

My novel  kissing Bowie will really not be everyone’s cup of tea. It will most appeal to readers who like things edgy and dark, especially if you also love the music of Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and – of course – David Bowie. Judge the book by its cover. x o x

J.

Clock is ticking and kissing Bowie is due to be published in September. Already 121 early reviewers requesting free review copies on Library Thing

Bowiecover2bWhat is it all about?

A psychological mystery novel set in London in 1980 and the present day.
When Melbourne photographer Samantha Newell returns to London and confronts a guilty past, she must rediscover her Bowie-obsessed friend Laura, a long-lost love and a mystery from the year 1980. As she tracks clues through Laura’s strange world of fantasy and reality, confounded by cryptic notes, can she face what she bitterly regrets? In this follow-up to her critically-acclaimed novel Conversations with Mr. Prain, Joan Taylor’s new psychological mystery and love story brings to life the edgy reality of a recent past and asks tough questions about the media and celebrity. With a plot that twists and shocks, it will be loved by those who want off-beat suspense and a window to the days when David Bowie ruled as revered youth icon.

Publishing world

Further to previous positing re publishing world, or rather publishing dinosaurs (I think Brontosaurus rather than T Rex), I read last night on the  train from London a news story in the Evening Standard labout the two women at the top of publishing houses HarperCollins and Random House being evicted, with the super-publishers moving to America and cutting ties with ‘the Colonies’ (yes …) – here is the link to the article:  Evening Standard

Says it all really … and don’t we love being referred to as ‘the Colonies’. So does anyone seriously think they are going to score lucrative deals with New Zealand publishers? Our publishers focus on books that will definitely sell in the Kiwi environment, and these publishers are struggling. HarperCollins in NZ is moving to Australia …

Well, good news

Good news is that kissing Bowie is going to be out soon published by Seventh Rainbow, as an e-book on Kindle, Smashwords, etc …. fun, fun, fun to be joining the world of indie e-publishing and circumventing the world of publishing dinosaurland with far too many Prain-like persons installed (not Melville House though, who are really fab, but just didn’t feel this one was something they could sell).

Wow, am so happy!  Watch this space for news.

Am also very happy to have two poems in the new Conflict anthology coming out with Jardine Press.  http://poetrywivenhoe.org/?page_id=1755

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