Very grateful to Alysontheblog for this lovely review.

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The novel is out and a nice review has appeared. See it here: Booksellers NZ.


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.

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



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