Friday 31 August 2012

Bear Witness to be published by Saraband

My second novel, Bear Witness, will be published by Saraband in Spring 2013. There. You read it here first.

The novel tells the story of one woman's effort to try to bring about the return of bears to Scotland, so, in a way, it's a very, very, very long-term sequel to The Last Bear, which told of their demise. It draws on the old Greek story retold by Ovid, of Callisto, who was turned into a bear by Diana after she became pregnant with Jupiter's son. Bear Witness is set in a not-too-distant future Norway, Romania, Finland and Scotland and that's about all I'm going to give away.

I am also working with Saraband on an anthology of poetry based around the Gaelic Tree Alphabet, as a wonderful outcome of the A-B-Tree project.

How delighted am I? You can guess!