Monnickendam, part the second (pics)

I really enjoyed visiting Waterland, the district that encompasses both Monnickendam, where these photographs were taken, and Broek. I’m not the first to enjoy a stroll through the area. In 1905, an Englishman by the name of Edward Verrall Lucas published a book about his visit to the Netherlands: A … Continue reading

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Launch date … and cover

Guess what? My latest novel, Rupetta, is about to be launched by Tartarus Press in the UK. They are hosting a launch in an old, reputedly haunted, pub in York on February 9th. The pub is called The Golden Fleece. If you can make it, I would love to see … Continue reading

Filed under : Mechanical Women , On Writing , Rupetta
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This image is one of five illustrations Jon Bauer did for the 1908 publication of Helena Nyblom’s Svanhamnen. Bauer was a wonderful Swedish artist and illustrator, best known for his illustrations of folk and fairy tales. His detailed, imaginative and emotionally engaging compositions influenced other artists working on children’s illustration, … Continue reading

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Next year my novel, Rupetta, will be released through Tartarus Press. It’s been a long time coming, which is a story all on its own. The novel’s main character is a four hundred year old mechanical woman – not a robot – who comes to life/consciousness in 1619. I chose … Continue reading

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