A Bookish Post

2019 got off to an exciting start for me with the news that my historical novel, The Mermaid and the Bear, will be published by GWL Publishing this Autumn.

An editing journey lies ahead, but I can tell you these things about the book:

  • It’s mainly set in a fictional castle in Aberdeenshire.
  • It incorporates the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic.
  • There’s a stone circle.
  • There’s 16th century Christmas.
  • And there’s a love story.

I made a wee aesthetic for it, because: oh the fun!

77 thoughts on “A Bookish Post

  1. Hi, Ailish! Thanks so much for following my blog. As we get closer to the release of THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, I’d love to do an interview/spotlight on my blog to help you spread the word. Just let me know if you’re interested. Years ago, I studied at the University of Aberdeen, and ancient stones and “witchy things” appear in my books, as well. Now I live in Salem, Massachusetts and when I’m not writing, I work at The Witch House (the 17th-century home of witch trials judge Jonathan Corwin). Hope to hear from you! πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you for checking out my polyallsorts blog, Ailish. Your editing journey – I have found the editing of my stories a thoroughly worthwhile experience. To have an editor explain to me why, for example, the order of sentences could be improved, or why such and such an expression is ambiguous, or why a spot of filtering would help… it’s been informative and I know it has made me into a better writer. There were far fewer subjective revisions for my third story than there were for the first one! I hope your editing journey is equally useful. Best wishes

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