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.

Brushstrokes_in_Time_frontcover low res



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.