Summer Solstice/We are all falling towards the centre of the Earth

Greetings on this Solstice day, wherever you are in the world.

I’m delighted to announce that my new short story collection is now available from Wapshott Press and Amazon (paperback and Kindle versions). There is, perhaps, an accidental theme in this book, having (mostly) been written in the years following the death of my Mother and of a close friend. But at least one of the stories is a good, old fashioned horror tale, albeit with contemporary characters and settings. If I was trying to pin down what I do, the closest I could get would be, “feminist/queer/pagan/surrealist/occultist/dark fantasy”. Not necessarily in that order. But should I pin it down? People, including myself, like points of reference, landmarks and suchlike. Ideally, an open mind should be kept about all things – but when was the last time I read a book that wasn’t from my various genres or obsessions?

The cover photo is a detail from the Jhonn Balance Memorial Woodland, Cumbria, England, taken in April 2016. It seemed appropriate to add a green hue when taking the photo; for me, green stands for Life, nature, the environment. The location is extremely relevant to the theme of the book in various ways, and I’m really happy that editor Ginger Mayerson went with this image.

Story notes for all the tales in this book will appear soon.

 

All text and images © Julie Travis and Wapshott Press

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9 thoughts on “Summer Solstice/We are all falling towards the centre of the Earth

  1. Pingback: Summer Solstice/We are all falling towards the centre of the Earth — LEVANTHIA | Fantasy Gift Sources: Book Reviews, Article Resources, News

    • Thank you, yes, it’s all fallen into place, I think. And publishing the book on the Solstice was another tribute to Ian Johnstone, who the book is dedicated to/inspired by.

      Had a lovely Solstice here. Sounds like yours was a very mixed emotional bag, but I hope you found some comfort in nature.

    • Thank you! I wish I’d been able to send you a copy. I hope you find something in it you like. I’m going to write you an Actual Letter, as there’s now a part time post office near here.

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