Monday, February 24, 2020

No Man's Land - Cover Reveal and Preorders

Presenting my World War Two shape-shifter land girls novella, "No Man's Land", coming June 8.

Here's the blurb from the Paper Road Press site:

No Man’s Land is a historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dorothea ‘Tea’ Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to work on a remote farm, one of many young women left to fill the empty shoes left by fathers and brothers serving in the Second World War.
But Tea finds more than hard work and hot sun in the dusty North Otago nowhere—she finds a magic inside herself she never could have imagined, a way to save her brother in a distant land she never thought she could reach, and a love she never knew existed.
Inspired by feminist and LGBTQ+ history and family memories of North Otago in wartime, A.J Fitzwater has turned a piece of forgotten women’s history into a tapestry of furious pride and love that crosses cultures, countries and decades.
I am deeply fortunate to have incredible artists working on my book covers this year, and Laya Rose has done an outstanding job at the colours of a Te Waiponamou South Island high summer and the spaces between the battle field and the home front.

Cover of No Man's Land: Two giant eels, one blue, one yellow. A girl stands on the head of the yellow eel,
as if in a battle field, looking into the mountains and river in the other eel. 
I can't wait to share this book with you. I will have word soon on whether I'll be carrying some copies with me on my Wiscon and Nebula trip, and about a June book launch party in Christchurch.

Print and e-book preorders are available now via the Paper Road Press website and various outlets of repute!