I wrote a fantasy novel called The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, some time ago. There was little interest from mainstream publishing and I put it aside. Earlier this year I took another look at it, fell right back in love with the story and characters, and decided to rewrite it. So I did, completely. It still didn’t feel ready, so I rewrote it again.
Meanwhile I asked the brilliant David Bezzina for the cover art you can see here.
Now it’s ready I’ve decided to give it away. I’ll be posting it chapter-by chapter on WattPad, and here on my blog. If you like what you read, please subscribe to my blog, follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or just do the WattPad thing.
The first few chapters will come daily, until I’ve caught up with my line edits, then it might slow down a bit. If all goes to plan I’ll do eBook and a print versions later.
The first chapter is in my next post. Meanwhile, please imagine you’re reading the back cover, because here’s the blurb:
Tim Wassiter, P.I. isn’t an old-school detective with a cynical outlook and a bottle in the desk, he’s the new-age holistic version with chickens, tea – and a little bit of magic. His ex-partner scoffs and the old lady down the road just wants him to find her missing cat.
Finally, he’s got a real case. But what sounds like easy money isn’t as simple as it seems. Dolores Vogler, the mysterious woman who hired him, has dangerous friends and they’re rapidly losing patience. Tim needs to discover what’s really going on, and fast. But soon there’s an even more mysterious woman, a series of increasingly strange events, and a great many more cats.
As things get more violent, more bewildering and more utterly weird, Tim begins to realise that this case goes far deeper than he could ever have imagined. Everything is connected to the new case and everyone is looking for a girl who almost certainly does not exist. And magic isn’t just real, it’s probably going to get him killed.