Friday, 1 February 2008

Giving credit

Bear with me while I get started. I'm new to this. The first thing to say is that the image in my blog header, Battersea Power Station triptych, is an astounding piece of original artwork by Colin Halliday, created using genuine London grime from the back of Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Big shout out to Colin. It's my most earnest hope and wish that one day this image will feature on the cover of my crime novel. That's the second thing. I'm writing a crime series. The first instalment is being read by an agent right now. I've just started the second. Watch this (crawl) space.

11 comments:

Badger said...

Oooh! I shall watch this space with interest. That artwork is fantastically grim, and I'm hoping your novel is written in a similar vein.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, badger, for dropping by and making it feel less like I'm blogging into a blackhole! Do we know each other, or was this a Random Hit?

Sarah Hilary said...

Fantastically grim is the perfect description for the artwork. I just love it. I like to think the novel has elements of urban gothic, which is how I see Battersea Power Station.

Peter said...

Nice start TB.

I'm going to follow with interest, nice to be in at the start of things.

Love the art.

I can see the cover now! Good luck with the agent.

Pete

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi Pete (from FFI, yes?), thanks for the warm welcome. Colin Halliday's artwork just brought the whole story to live for me - I'm glad it translates into a cover for you, too.

TitaniaWrites said...

Gorgeous pics, and your icon pic too... no pics of you though??

Tania

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi Tania, thanks for dropping by. I keep meaning to get some half-decent photos in digital form, will have to get one for the Fish anthology, so watch this space.

JohnA said...

Hi, tiger

Great stuff! Good luck with the new novel (I'm in the same position - just started one as well - now 14 thousand words in!).

A good looking site, already bookmarked.

Keep in touch

John

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi, John, and thanks for dropping by. Greaat feeling to have broken the back of 10,000 words - congratulations!

Badger said...

I bet you could guess, but it's Lisa. Hi! The badger thing is a long story. I'm so pleased to be getting a glimpse into the novel. I've ben wondering what it was all about for AGES. *g*

Sarah Hilary said...

I didn't guess, but hi, Lisa! Badger, huh? On account of your wild life? Ain't I a blast? (No need to answer that!)

You've probably spotted that I'm running little bits of text from the novel at the top right of my blog main page. I'll change these, periodically. Hopefully, the effect will be intriguiing and not annoying.