Thanks to people who have helped...
Linda in Edinburgh with Bill Marshall,
website designer and Renaissance man
Thanks must go to Bill Marshall (www.spiderwriting.co.uk) who designed this website and was a great pleasure to work with. Amongst his many skills Bill numbers mind-reading, so he was able to come up with a website that complied exactly with my vague but ambitious specifications.
Bill is well-known in the book world as the designer of the legendary Dorothy Dunnett website (www.dorothydunnett.co.uk).
He also designed a website for another Scots author, Theresa Breslin (www.theresabreslin.co.uk).
Bill runs a Scottish books website Books in Scotland (www.books-in-scotland.co.uk).
The original paperback edition of
(Cover image - Adam Burton)
Thanks must also go to photographer Adam Burton, for his haunting cover image for the original Transita paperback of EMOTIONAL GEOLOGY (actually taken on Rannoch Moor on the Scottish mainland) which I'm sure had a lot to do with the success of the book.
I've been looking at photos of the Highlands and islands for more years than I care to remember and Adam's are the best and most atmospheric I've seen.
My first publisher, Transita directed me to his website to choose a cover image for EG and that solitary tree (as mentioned in the Epilogue) selected itself.
If you can't get to the Highlands, visiting Adam's website is a good substitute. www.adam-burton.co.uk
Liz Dexter, centre, pictured with a
bevy of BookCrossers
Here seems to be an appropriate place to thank my many BookCrossing fans for their reviews, unstinting support and friendship over the years.
BookCrossers in the UK, led by Birmingham's Liz Broomfield, took a shine to my books and with their characteristic enthusiasm, spread the word all over the world. Thanks, folks!
Visit www.BookCrossing.com to find out how you can "release" books into the wild - and catch them!