At last – here it is! It seems like a long time ago that I finished writing this book. The process of getting it into print has been almost as time consuming as writing it, and rather more stressful. I’ve edited, re-edited, and then edited again. I learnt rudimentary typesetting and researched the publishing process till I was blue in the face. I designed a cover, set myself up as a publisher, bought a batch of ISBN numbers, and found a printer. And at last, I’m there!
What’s it about?
In the ‘blurb’, I say that ‘More than anything else, Moojara is an exploration of whether it’s possible to swap the life you have for the life you want.‘ It follows two characters who meet on the other side of the world (to the UK!) Two, incongruous individuals who are in Perth, Western Australia, for different reasons, living different lives, having had very different journeys. Or so it appears. But both are working towards a new life. Maya is in Perth by choice, focussed on what she wants; determined to get it. Alex, on the other hand, set out on an adventure without particularly knowing what he wanted to achieve, other than having an adventure. He had more of an adventure than he’d bargained for, or would have wanted – events have landed him in Perth, washed ashore by the currents, so to speak. But will either of these strategies lead to happiness? And what kind of relationship can be formed between two people who appear to have so little in common, and such contrasting personalities?
The book is first and foremost about people; their lives and aspirations, and the interaction between characters. But it also has a strong storyline, with drama, intrigue and suspense – there are a few surprises along the way.
If you’d like a copy, Moojara can be ordered direct from Strelitzia Publishing (£8.99 + £3.20 P&P), or from any bookshop. It’s also available as an ebook (£1.99)
If you’re in the area, Moojara is stocked by the following local bookshops:
Griffin Books, Windsor Rd, Penarth
Octavo’s Bookshop & Cafe, West Bute St, Cardiff Bay
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Text & images ©Graham Wright 2019