So my novel, Wivenhoe Park, is 99% done. I’ve had some really good feedback from friends who read earlier drafts and I’ve made some great fixes. One or two things are still bugging me a bit, but it’s basically there. Look for it later this year!
If you haven’t done so, you can actually vote for the cover of the book on the Elephant Stone website.In addition to the one on the left, there are two more to choose from.
Set in the mid-’80s, Wivenhoe Park chronicles the adventures of Drew, a pill popping, dope smoking, heavy drinking, rock ‘n’ roll-obsessed student with journalistic aspirations, who moves to England on a whim to escape various demons, including a goth ex-girlfriend, who he can’t shake out of his system; his drug dealing best friend, who is starting to lose control; and a yuppie family, who frowns on his less-than-conventional lifestyle. In England, Drew experiences the ascent of a new indie music scene that includes The Smiths, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Primal Scream, while befriending a cast of characters, including a trendy James Dean look alike from Manchester, a star Melody Maker journalist, a smooth American mod from New York City, and several enticing British girls. Will Drew find peace, love and understanding or will it all burn down like cigarettes?