ASHES ON THE TONGUE
I’ve been playing about with ideas for the cover of Ashes on the Tongue, due to be published in early 2021. The genre is historical fiction as it’s set in Northern Ireland in the 1930s and 1950s. It seems really strange to me to be writing about ‘history’ when I lived through some of the 1950-based events mentioned in the book.
Anyway, this is an early version. It won’t be the final cover but it’s kickstarted me into getting some work done on it. My main character is a fifteen year-old girl called Fen. I’m using my own photographs, as usual, and here Fen is admirably portrayed by my young friend, Devonn Cousins. The two ‘hard men in the background were part of a Peaky Blinders’ shoot so, sadly, they’re doomed to disappear in the next version.