I am not much of a blogger, but have to say so sad that Bowie is no longer with us. His death was such a shock. I thank him for his courageous and creative life, and for being such an inspiration for my novel kissing Bowie.
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 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
Clock is ticking and kissing Bowie is due to be published in September. Already 121 early reviewers requesting free review copies on Library Thing,
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.
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