Next week I will be publishing my first novel.
It’s called White Witch : Black Witch / Initiate. It’s the first of a planned series, and whilst I’ll be self publishing initially, I hope to pick up a publisher. Or a literary agent. Preferably both.
It’s been eight years in the making – and goodness knows how many rewrites and drafts. I’ve had to learn a completely new set of skills. Writing a novel is totally different to any other kind of writing – particularly screenplay writing.
During all the years I worked on the manuscript I told no-one, other than my family, and a few close and trusted friends. No-one else has known that I’ve been tooling away on this story, and developing my craft, for so long.
Finally though I decided to tidy it up and get it out while I’ve got a bit of breathing space with my intuition film. I think I’m going to be very busy next year with the film.
I’m writing it under the name: W Calder Bennett. My full name is William Arthur Calder Bennett. I’m doing this so that there’s a clear distinction between my work as a novelist and my work as a film writer and director, for which I’m known as Bill Bennett, of course.
Here below is the cover of the book. The design was done by a very talented young lass named Cass Gaunson at Carnival Studios, under the supervision of Demi Hopkins. Demi and his team designed the covers of my two other books – The Way, My Way, and Photo Camino.
For those on this blog, if you’re interested, I’ll send you a Kindle copy gratis once it’s published – probably next weekend. All I ask is that you write a review on Amazon and Goodreads when you finish.
Let me know if you want a copy –