Now my contract has arrived for signing, I am delighted to announce that I’ve had a Victorian novella, Summer in Rye, accepted by the highly regarded, Musa Publishing. It is a story that I particularly love as it is set during one of the most important breakthroughs in medical science in Victorian Britain; the compulsory vaccination against small pox.
Small pox was a terrible disease killing 30% of those it infected and leaving the remainder either blinded or with terrible scars. Highly contagious, it destroyed whole families and the vaccination, discovered in 1797 by Edward Jenner, has saved millions of lives worldwide. Summer in Rye is a romance, set against the backdrop of these rapidly changing times during one of the most fascinating periods in British history.
As soon as I get a release date, I'll announce it on my twitter page at Writingoliver. Feel free to pop over and say hello; I love hearing from readers. In the meantime, the competition to win a copy of Winter Storms, published by Crimson Romance, is due to end lunchtime tomorrow (12th March 2013). Just add into the comments section below, your favourite winter holiday destination.
Have a good week everyone!