PUBLISHING NEWS: Dog & Arrow Newsflash: Alyxandra Harvey visits UK




Canadian author Alyxandra Harvey is coming to the UK for the first time this May! Alyxandra is best known for her Drake Chronicles series, but will be here to talk about her fantastic new stand-alone novel Haunting Violet. Official publication date isn't until 4th July, but those attending her events will have the exclusive opportunity to get their hands on a signed copy before the rest of the UK!

'I loved this ghostly romp through Victorian high society, from the author of the vampiric Drake Chronicles. Plenty of romance and a sexy, sassy heroine' Fiona Noble, The Bookseller.

Below are details of Alyx's public events.

7pm Tuesday 24th May
Alyxandra will be talking about Haunting Violet in the Simpson Room at Waterstone's, 203 / 206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
Tickets priced £2 redeemable against a copy of Haunting Violet on the night
Tel: +44 (0)20 7851 2400

4:30pm Wednesday 25th May
Alyxandra will be signing copies of the Drake Chronicles and Haunting Violet at Waterstone's, 4 / 5 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DA
Tel: +44 (0)1225 448 515

11:30am Saturday 28th May
Alyxandra will be appearing at the world famous Hay Festival with Marcus Sedgwick, author of Revolver and White Crow
Tickets priced £4
http://www.hayfestival.com/p-3122-alyxandra-harvey-marcus-sedgwick.aspx
 
Alyxandra Harvey has already established herself as a hugely popular and talented writer for young adults with her Drake Chronicles series. Bloomsbury has sold 140, 000 copies of the series worldwide to date. In this new stand-alone novel she indulges her passion for Victorian England and delivers a thoroughly chilling ghost story.


Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts, especially since her mother has worked as a fraudulent medium for a decade. Violet has taken part in enough of her mother's fake séances to feel more than a little jaded about anything supernatural. That is until she and her mother pay a visit to Rosefield House. 


Suddenly Violet is seeing the dead all around her. She is haunted day and night, and one spirit in particular refuses to leave her alone. The ghost of a drowned girl needs Violet's help to solve her murder. Violet must learn to use her new-found skills before the killer strikes again!    

Alyxandra Harvey is an expert when it comes to writing feisty female characters and, despite the restrictions of Victorian society, Violet is a fearless, forward-thinking girl who readers will identify with. Prepare to be gripped by the mystery, charmed by the romance and thrilled by the ghosts of Haunting Violet!  


When she's not writing Alyxandra is a belly dancer and jewellery maker. She lives in a haunted Victorian house in Ontario, Canada.


The first three Drake ChroniclesMy Love Lies Bleeding, Blood Feud and Out for Blood – were published in 2010. The next book in the series, Bleeding Hearts, will be published in October 2011.


For more information please contact Emma Bradshaw on 020 7494 6055 or email emma.bradshaw@bloomsbury.com

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