Today was an exciting day, which at one time seemed so far away. Advance copies of my first full novel arrived fresh from the printers Clay Ltd. Published by Unbound, Green Gold: The Epic True Story of Victorian Plant Hunter John Jeffrey is available officially from 18th April. Advance copies are available from all book… Read More
First the manuscript is written, then a publishing offer negotiated and contract signed, fundraising started, fundraising successfully completed, then work started again on the manuscript with a first edit then second edit, followed by copyediting . . . it’s a long process writing a book! In fact, since completing the manuscript of Green Gold, it’s… Read More
I am delighted to report that crowdfunding with Unbound to support the publication of Green Gold: The lost journals of John Jeffrey is now 100% complete. Read More
This week I was pleased to give a talk at WoodWords 2018, run by Sylva Foundation, about my latest book-in-the-making Green Gold: the Lost Journals of John Jeffrey. I’ve uploaded a recording of the talk which you can listen to here (13m39s). Here are some relevant images to enjoy while you listen.
I’ve just released GREEN GOLD newsletter No.11, with news and features connected with the creation of my latest book GREEN GOLD: the lost journals of John Jeffrey. It’s now a little over a year since publisher Unbound launched the GREEN GOLD fundraising campaign, and I’m pleased to report that it’s now two-thirds funded. Also in… Read More
Apparently, The New Sylva has almost sold out! That means the second print run, and 10,000 copies in total, have left the shelves. But don’t despair, more are being printed as I write.
John Jeffrey, the main character in my latest book Green Gold, walked, paddled and rode at least 10,000 miles across North America while hunting for plants from 1850-4. During the two years I spent researching and writing the book I plotted his travels in detail and can now publish the route in full for the first time. Read More