Thursday, 21 April 2011
The sharp-eyed amongst you might have noticed that the name on the cover is a little different. Sea Change is a novel aimed at the young adult market, so I thought that it was sensible to release it under a slightly different name to the adult crime fiction.
The genesis of the novel was a weekend away I spent with my wife in Staithes, a fishing village on the North Yorkshire coast. The village was a maze of narrow streets and mysterious alleyways, and it seemed that wherever we went we were followed by a black dog, that was able to be behind us one moment and ahead of us the next. A while later I spent a fantastic weekend in Robin Hood's Bay with some good people from the Storyville writers mailing list, and the look and atmosphere of the two villages merged together with the eerie ur-village in my head and ended up as the location for Sea Change. Not sure how to classify it, other than to say it's a ghost story without any ghosts and a fantasy but set very firmly in this world, and maybe in the end, horror is the best description. There's also a strange black dog.
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Posted by Iain at 19:33