It gives me such pure (read: head-spinning, chin-wobbling) delight to share this, a sneak peek of THE LOST FLOWERS OF ALICE HART cover design, from my incredible team at HarperCollins Books Australia and one of my very favourite Australian artists, Edith Rewa. Full cover reveal and story NEXT WEEK.
I’ve been revisiting the last few years of my posts lately, and, dear wildflowers, you’ve been cheering me on with this novel since updates on my first draft word counts. 40,000 words! 50,000 words! There you were. Cheering. Thank you, thank you for being in the arena with me, and being so generous of spirit sharing in this ride. This is what it is because I can share it with you. I’m very grateful.
PS. Sharing this first glimpse of the first cover of my first book confirms a long-held suspicion: when waiting for dream realities to eventuate, I have the unshakable patience and steely calm of a monk.
HOLLY RINGLAND grew up barefoot and wild in her mother's tropical garden on the east coast of Australia. Her interest in cultures and stories was sparked by a two-year journey her family took in North America when she was nine years old, living in a camper van and travelling from one national park to another. In her twenties, Holly worked for four years in a remote Indigenous community in the central Australian desert. Moving to England in 2009, Holly obtained her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. Her essays and short fiction have been published in various anthologies and literary journals. She now lives between the UK and Australia. To any question ever asked of Holly about growing up, writing has always been the answer.