VENUE: De Tour Gallery, Blenhein, New Zealand
DATE & TIME: 6pm Saturday 12th November
#Gold Rush #Charleston #Historical #Romance
Patrick Kavanagh travels the treacherous beach route from Hokitika to Charleston, lured by the promise of gold. An Orangeman, he runs up against fiery and resentful Fenians and is injured, resulting in a trip to the new doctor and a meeting with the doctor’s daughter, Amy.
There is drama in plenty as love, stolen gold, and fire, not to mention a full scale riot, rock the lives of the men and women of Charleston as they go about their daily business, in a life very different from any they’ve known before.
A Certificate in Historical Writing, one in Proofreading and Copy Editing and a Diploma in Creative Writing helped me to get short stories and articles published in various magazines and anthologies and I’ve now completed this, my first book. An Illustrated Historical Novel, it is set in Charleston on New Zealand’s West Coast, in the late 1860s, during the height of the gold rush. The sequel is running around in my head.