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Reading Madame Gorgibus

Today I discovered a video of myself reading from my translation, “Madame Gorgibus”, a short story in Jean Lorrain’s collection, Contes pour lire à la chandelle, or “Stories to Read by Candlelight”. Translators Aloud has a YouTube site where they publish short videos of just a few minutes each, in which literary translators read from…

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Book trailer for Stories to Read by Candlelight

Last week I wrote about a book trailer idea for Stories to Read by Candlelight, using my son Josh’s animations of Erin-Claire Barrow’s silhouettes. It’s all part of an effort to learn how to market my own work. I found a video creation site, Animoto, put together some words and pictures, with, at the end,…

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Attracting attention

Needing to make a connection between the world’s readers and my published works, I’m wondering how I can do this and keep myself in the background, attracting attention to the books and not to myself. Presently I’m learning how to market my book, Stories to Read by Candlelight, published in September last year. Of course,…

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Goodreads Reviews for ‘Stories to Read by Candlelight’

Jennie Rosenblum This book is a translated version of stories from France in the 1890s.  The current author and translator did a wonderful job keeping the old-time feel of the read.  With the glorious use of language this is the perfect read for this time of year.  The stories have the edge of scary; you…

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Getting reviews

It’s what authors have to do. Get reviews. I’ve tried it for my previous two books and only ever managed to get one solitary review in spite of asking bloggers around the world. Now since the release of Stories to Read by Candlelight, I’ve been offered advice from my publisher, Michelle Lovi at Odyssey Books,…

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Illustrations for ‘Stories to Read by Candlelight’

My recently published translated book, Stories to Read by Candlelight, is excellently illustrated by Erin-Claire Barrow with silhouettes evocative of figures viewed by candlelight. Here are three of the five images to tempt uncertain readers. My very favourite, coincidentally accompanying my very favourite of the eight stories, is ‘Princess Mandosiane’. I love the sharp black…

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Stories to Read by Candlelight – Release

Odyssey Books has just published my translation of Contes pour lire à la chandelle – Stories to Read by Candlelight by Jean Lorrain, and today I received ten copies of a very well produced, postcard-sized book. As yet it’s available on Amazon only to pre-order, but will actually be available from next week, 16th September.…

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Interview

Back in 2016 I had a translated story published by The Cossack Review. I’ve just learnt that this journal exists no more, it has gone the way of a good percentage of literary journals. The story is ‘Joseph Olenin’s Coat’ by Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé, a quirky tale about a lonely man in an isolated wintry…

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