I’ve just received the front and back cover of Brushstrokes in Time and I’m feeling rather emotional. 10 years in the making and it really is happening! Claret Press are being brave in publishing my novel set in China and California with a story set against real events in twentieth century China. Hopefully the impressive endorsements of Dr Maria Jaschok who lived in China from 1980-1996 and from China expert Frank Sieren will help!
Brushstrokes_in_Time Cover I love the back as well as the front.
Brushstrokes in Time OLE Some of the story of the brave Stars artists is in this feature.
The Oxford launch will be in Blackwell’s Norrington Room (beneath Trinity College Quad! ) @ 6.45 on Tuesday February 2 . Dr Maria Jaschok , Director of International Gender Studies will introduce the book.
February 4: Oxfordshire Limited Edition Magazine (free with The Oxford Times): Read the epic story of Qu Leilei who inspired me to write Brushstrokes in Time
Wednesday March 2 : I am giving the author talk at Kennington Library ( Oxford) at 11 am in Kennington Village Centre.
The London launch will be in The Polka Theatre Wimbledon on Thursday 3 March at 7.15. (There is on street parking after 6.30 and two tube stations nearby.) Qu Leilei one of the 5 founders of the Stars Art Movement will talk at the London launch.
The Stratford Literary Festival Tuesday April 26: I shall be talking about Brushstrokes in Time @ 4pm. With Gillian Cox, who was the founding chairwoman of Vale House, I have a slot to talk about Oxford Castaways 2 at 5.30.