Book news… 📚

There’s a new book on the way here in N.E. Switzerland. My current full-length novel project has been chuntering along slowly, its progress slightly hampered by bringing out my novella series. However, a couple of weeks ago I signed a contract, we are editing industriously, and publication is set for mid-February. This one will join Baby Dear and Death Wish in the Bloodhound kennels, coming out under the women’s fiction imprint Bombshell Books, and I’ll be sharing news about the title, editing/publication process as we go – and the cover, of course. I can’t wait to see it!

A few pre-publication details: Like Death Wish, the new one’s set mostly in Glasgow, but we have a few chapters in Edinburgh and a couple in Carlisle too. It’s about sisters Erin and Vicky, who grow up separately, unaware that they have a sister – it was great fun, plotting this one out. I started well over a year ago by pacing around Glasgow city centre – no hardship – looking at the location of Vicky’s flat, the streets she would walk through to get there, the urban view along the River Clyde she enjoyed from her living room window. There’s a story about that flat, but it’ll keep for another day.


Erin’s home for much of the book is at the top of Byres Road in the Glasgow West End, my old secondary school/student stomping ground. A year or two ago I met writer Barb Taub in a Byres Road café – you can’t see much of the street in this one, but the scones were lovely.

 

How did the sisters discover they were sisters? And why were they separated? Watch this space…

I’ll leave you with another couple of pics of Glasgow – you can see why they call it ‘the dear green place’. Look at all those trees.

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15 Responses to Book news… 📚

  1. Sounds like one for the wishlist! Love books set in Glasgow, only lived there for a couple of years but it’s the one city I miss. For part of that time I had a damp bedsit on Great Western Road, close to Byres Road. To save money on heating I’d spend hours in Hillhead Library – happy days! Good luck with the edits, not that long until Feb. x

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    • lindahuber says:

      Heavens, small world! I didn’t know you’d lived in Glasgow. I went to Hillhead High School, and trained as a physio in the old Western Infirmary, now sadly empty. So I know Hillhead Library rather well!

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      • It is a small world. I left Stirling University with an offer from Glasgow to do a PhD in History. Unfortunately no means of funding it so unemployed for a year (though volunteered for 2 days a week at the Oxfam Shop on GW Rd – which you also probably know.) hence the damp bedsit on Buckingham Terrace. Then started a Post Grad diploma in Library Studies at Strathclyde University. Thankfully never needed the services of the Western, we’d moved to Clarkston by the time I had appendicitis and so it was the Old Victoria Infirmary that had to sort me out We went back for a long overdue visit a couple of years ago and remembered why we’d both loved it. We were going to go to The Ubiquitous Chip, which is where OH proposed – it’s way out of our league now though!

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      • lindahuber says:

        I remember The Ubiquitous Chip too – and The Curlers on Byres Road, and there was a hamburger place we used to go to, but the name escapes me now. Happy days. When I stay in Glasgow now it’s usually in a holiday flat quite near the Old Victoria, just up the hill from Langside Station.

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      • Not sure when we’ll go back again, but I certainly hope we will.

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  2. barbtaub says:

    Sounds like a terrific story! Maybe we could do coffee again and you could tell me more?

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  3. Georgia Rose says:

    Sounds intriguing and excellent, Linda. Congratulations on signing the contract and best wishes for all that editing and pre-publication stuff! Look forward to reading/seeing more 😀

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  4. Congratulations on the new contract Linda 🎉🎉

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  5. Congratulations Linda! This sounds exciting!

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