New Book: Sisters at the Edge of the World

Aesthetic for the new book from Ailish Sinclair: Sisters at the Edge of the World.
Aesthetic for the book

Work on the new book is forging ahead nicely. The aim is for it to be released this summer, but that may be subject to change. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on publishing options. My publisher, too, gave me lots of wonderful advice and information, and while they would have been willing to look at the manuscript, despite its shortness and strangeness, I am choosing to self-publish this novel.

Thanks also to everyone who has donated through Kofi. With traditional publishing there is no cost to the author, but this time I’ll be paying for everything myself, so thank you so much!

Being ill, having chronic conditions and facing my own mortality have made me want to experience things while I can. And if those things can be accomplished sitting at my desk, all the easier. So, it’ll be an adventure! That’s how I’m thinking of it anyway…

Aspects of the book

  • The main characters are fiercely bonded chosen sisters. Can their bond survive betrayal and perhaps even death? (Already attempting to write the blurb here).
  • The story is set in the second century AD and features the battle of Mons Graupius between the Roman invaders and the Caledonian tribes.
  • There’s romance, but it’s rather complicated romance this time.
  • The stone circle is still there in all its glory.
  • The castle is not, obviously, but there is a great round house where it will be one day. And a wee hoosie in the woods.
sunshine and frost in the woods
Sunshine and frost in the woods

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The traditionally published books

Ailish's books

FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE was inspired by the 18th century kidnapped children of Aberdeen.

Set in an Aberdeenshire castle, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR features the Scottish witchcraft accusations and a love story.

Paperbacks and kindle: Amazon UK or Amazon Worldwide

“Filled with excitement and suspense…” Historical Novel Society Editor’s Pick

33 Replies to “New Book: Sisters at the Edge of the World”

  1. Congratulations on your progress to date! The description of your work in progress, Sisters at the Edge of the World, reminded me of Kelsey Bryant’s vintage Jane Austen book, Suit and Suitability. A wonderful historical fiction set in the 1930s, based on structural elements and characters from Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility. Kelsey’s research efforts gave her work an authentic feeling and added to the book’s emotions.

    Kelsey has helped me with copyediting and proofreading (amazing!), and I enjoyed helping her create a short book trailer (YouTube: It was easy and fun putting together the video using her Amazon book blurb and Canva Pro.

    With your fantastic photos, I encourage you to create a book trailer. Your images paired with music would be stunning in a video!

  2. Kofi allowed me to donate even though I am an American, and it did the monetary exchange, so fine, and easy. I love your books and look forward to reading the next. Self publishing can be so creative and unfettered by market opinions. I can’t wait to read “sisters.”

  3. lots of look! I’ve always been wary of publishing myself because I reckon you need to spend as much time marketing it as writing it and that isn’t what I want to do with my time. But maybe you are more media savvy than me. But hope it does viral quickly!

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