Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Josiah Stubb - Preliminary Sketch

We're getting really close now! I just viewed a preliminary sketch by the very talented artist, Peter Fussey, revealing his idea for the cover of my soon-to-be released novel, "Josiah Stubb." I must say that I strongly concur! It's going to look even better than I'd ever imagined!

This is Peter's introduction of his drawing, and his thoughts on what the final product will be like:

"This is the rough (very rough) for Josiah Stubb by C.W Lovatt, published by Wild Wolf Publishing.

I think this is going to be quite an artsy cover, with the ship in the background fading off into the early dawn mist and the boats in the foreground sharper and more detailed. I think I'm going to enjoy this one. :)"

It is 1758 and The Seven Years War is raging.  The military might of the British and French empires collide in a desperate bid to control the key strategic Fortress of Louisbourg and, in turn, Quebec and French-held North America.

One man caught amidst the bloodshed is the young grenadier, Josiah Stubb.  Raised by a whore amidst poverty and incest, Josiah seemed doomed from birth to a life in the gutter.  His attempt to leave his sordid past behind leads him to Louisbourg, but it comes back to haunt him in the form of a gifted officer, battling his own inner demons.

As the siege blazes towards its inevitable bloody climax, will Josiah live to overcome the formidable obstacles that keep him chained to his past, or will his aspirations for a better life die with him on the brooding shores of Ile Royale?


  1. I love this! And the tale to go with it sounds great too!

    1. Thanks, Ruth! Keep your eyes peeled, I'll be shouting it from the rooftops when it's released! :D

    2. But of course you shall and I'll hear you!