In introducing the cover of my new book, I am prompted to ask the question: What is Treasure?
There’s that magic crock of gold. All you need is rainbow, and some fail-safe method to find the spot where it touches the ground. There’s the cave in the desert, lit by the jewellery, gems and tumble of golden coins and artefacts which fill it. All you need is a magic lamp. Or there’s always a desert island somewhere, with a chest of pirate gold buried in the sand. To find this you’ll need a parchment map, with a dotted line leading to X marks the spot.
To design my cover, I looked endlessly at images of treasure and of archaeological digs. Nothing I saw, though interesting and attractive in themselves, really conveyed what BURIED TREASURE is about.
My book is less about material treasure and more about the damage that burying the past can inflict on the present. It is easier to suppress hurt and humiliation, and erect barriers against the world. It is only by trusting again, and exposing your mistakes to the light, that you can rediscover the best of yourself.
AND HERE IS THE COVER
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Back cover blurb:
Their backgrounds could hardly be further apart, their expectations in life more different. And there is nothing in the first meeting between the conference planner and the university lecturer which suggests they should expect or even want to connect again. But they have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Both have unresolved issues from the past which have marked them; both have an archaeological puzzle they want to solve. Their stories intertwine and they discover together that treasure isn’t always what it seems.
About the author:
Gilli Allan began to write in childhood - a hobby pursued throughout her teenage. Writing was only abandoned when she left home, and real life supplanted the fiction.
After a few false starts she worked longest and most happily as a commercial artist, and only began writing again when she became a mother.
Living in Gloucestershire with her husband Geoff, Gilli is still a keen artist. She draws and paints and has now moved into book illustration.
She is published by Accent Press and each of her books, TORN, LIFE CLASS and FLY or FALL has won a ‘Chill with a Book’ award.
Following in the family tradition, her son, historian Thomas Williams, is also a writer. His most recent work, published by William Collins, is ‘Viking Britain’.
LIFE CLASS: http://myBook.to/LifeClass
FLY OR FALL: myBook.to/GilliAllan