I’m delighted to be taking part in a tour today for James Hartley’s Cold Fire which is the second story in a series. I love the aim of the series – introducing Shakespeare to a young audience in a more accessible and relatable way.
I have an extract to share with you today plus there is a tourwide giveaway you don’t want to miss.
Set in the magical boarding school of St Francis’, Cold Fire centres around a group of teenagers who become involved in the tale of Romeo and Juliet in this contemporary re-telling of the classic story.
Meanwhile, four hundred years earlier, a young teacher from Stratford Upon Avon arrives at the school. His name is Will…
From the author of The Invisible Hand comes the second book in the spellbinding Shakespeare´s Moon series.
This short extract is when Alaine Verne, the Head of the prefect body at St Francis´ School receives a visit from The Master, the school´s guardian spirit. The imposter they are talking about is Romeo.
James Hartley was born on the Wirral, England, in 1973 on a rainy Thursday. He shares his birthday with Bono, Sid Vicious and two even nastier pieces of work, John Wilkes Booth and Mark David Chapman.
His mother was a hairdresser with her own business and his father worked in a local refinery which pours filth into the sky over the Mersey to this day. They married young and James was their first child. He has two younger brothers and a still-expanding family in the area. As an Everton fan he suffered years of Liverpool success throughout the seventies and was thrilled when his father took a job in Singapore and the family moved lock, stock and two smoking barrels to Asia.
He spent five fine years growing up in the city state before returning to the rain, storms, comprehensive schools and desolate beauty of the Scottish east coast. Later years took he and his family to baking hot Muscat, in Oman, and a Syria that has since been bombed off the surface of the planet.
James lives in Madrid, Spain, with his wife and two children.
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Please note, Jera’s Jamboree/Shaz Goodwin is not responsible for this giveaway. It is run by the tour organiser.
Giveaway – Win 5 x Signed copies of Cold Fire with a special tactile pen (Open Internationally)
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