There’s history in two of Nancy Jardine’s contemporary Ocelot Press mysteries! Though, what of the third? She tells us more about the inspiration behind each of them. All three are now available under the Ocelot Press imprint. Continue reading “Three Contemporary Mysteries by Nancy Jardine Join Ocelot Press”
Ocelot Press author Jennifer C. Wilson is running a series of writing workshops in North Shields, UK, starting in February. If you live in that part of the world, this is an opportunity not to miss. And at £15 per session, it’s a bargain.
In one month, on the 9th February, I’ll be hosting the first of six workshops I have planned in North Shields Library over the coming year, as part of my ‘A Novel Approach’ series, and I cannot wait.
As both an attendee and organiser, I absolutely adore writing workshops, of any style or genre, and at any level. There’s just something about starting with a blank page, being given a prompt, and feeling that spark of creativity strike, and the ink start to flow. As an organiser especially, seeing everyone, heads-down, pens rushing across the page, is a wonderful feeling. It means you’ve explained the prompt sufficiently for one thing!
That’s why I decided to organise my own series. Over the course of the first workshop, we’ll be looking at initial idea-generation, how to get those ideas into something resembling a plot, and other ways of getting…
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We’re thrilled to announce that the fourth title in Nancy Jardine’s exciting Celtic Fervour series will be published under the Ocelot Press imprint on 15th November and is currently on pre-order on Amazon. This brings the number of Ocelot Press published titles up to 10 in only a few months since we launched. Continue reading “And then there were 10! A New Addition to Nancy Jardine’s Celtic Fervour series”
We’re delighted, and very excited, to announce that the Discovering Diamonds review site has shortlisted not one, but two, Ocelot Press titles for its October Book of the Month: The Last Plantagenet? by Jennifer C. Wilson and The Ghostly Father, by Sue Barnard. Continue reading “Two Ocelot Press Titles Shortlisted for Book of the Month”
“… Never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo…”
Ocelot Press author Sue Barnard writes:
It’s almost forty years since I first saw Franco Zeffirelli’s wonderful 1968 film of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. There wasn’t a dry eye in the cinema at the end, and I came away thinking: This is the world’s greatest love story – so why does it have to end so badly? Continue reading “No More Woe for Juliet and her Romeo? The Ghostly Father Joins Ocelot Press”
The fireplace hadn’t looked like a time-portal.
All Kate had wanted was a fun, relaxing day out, watching the knights jousting at Nottingham Castle. What she ended up with was something quite different.
Transported in a heartbeat from 2011 to 1485, how will Kate handle life at the Ricardian court? Even more importantly, how will she cope when she catches the eye of the king himself?
Find out in this ‘giddily romantic’ romp, set just prior to the Battle of Bosworth.
Ocelot Press author Jennifer C. Wilson writes: The Last Plantagenet? is moving home, and joining Ocelot Press in time to celebrate its first birthday!
The ebook was my first foray into self-publishing, released on 2nd October 2017, to celebrate the birthday of my leading man, Richard III. It was an interesting six months or so before that, getting the manuscript in order, choosing the cover-art, and tackling Amazon, and it’s been an even more interesting year since. Learning the ropes of self-publishing has been fascinating, and I’ve had support from some wonderful people.
And now I’m excited to be bringing The Last Plantagenet? to the new house of Ocelot Press.
In The Last Plantagenet?, we meet Kate, a modern, history-loving girl, who finds herself thrown back in time to 1485 during a thunderstorm at a historical re-enactment. Once in the historical Nottingham Castle, she finds herself dealing with the challenges of the medieval court, and wondering whether she’ll ever find her way back home again.
The skeleton of the story, in terms of the historical background, is based on where we know King Richard was in the final hundred days of his reign, so having that to work with made the process of plotting easier in a way, even though I somehow failed at counting the number of mornings days should have, with one key day having Kate wake up far too many times… Once that was sorted though, I really enjoyed working on the project, both in terms of the content and the format, the short novella, of ~20,000 words.
‘Absolutely fabulous escapism for every girl who dreamed of meeting her prince.’ Michelle Ryles, book blogger.
‘A well-written touch of forbidden romance – and a great ending.’ Being Anne, book blogger
Find out more about Jennifer and her books on our Authors page.
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