Revealed: A Salmonweird Sleighing Book Cover

Ladies and gentlemen, the Salmonweir Tourist Board is delighted to finally reveal the cover for our upcoming second volume A Salmonweird Sleighing. Released in June 2021, it chronicles what is known around these parts now as “The Christmas Incident.”

Taking place over a three-week period between Advent Sunday and Christmas Eve, here is the blurb:

It’s December and for Karl Blackman, the only living person in the Cornish ghost village of Salmonweir, that means unleashing his inner 6-year-old.

But all is not well, when, following the Advent Sunday service, one resident willingly returns to the afterlife with only Karl to witness it.

Did Karl really see something that night or did Harry spike the mulled wine with Cornish moonshine?

Karl must also contend with a TV medium who turns up on his doorstep to help the un-departed re-depart to the afterlife, Babajide continues his war with the coffee machine, while another resident finds a lost love among the new arrivals.

At least Karl’s daughter Claire is coming for Christmas. Maybe his other visitor might have gone by then?

A Salmonweird Sleighing

Well, without further ado, we best reveal to you the cover, shouldn’t we?

As you can see, it is based on a similar format to the cover of the first book with a few thematic changes. Book one had a parchment effect background while this has a Christmassy night sky effect. The cover elements have all changed. You see our lovely little church and some Christmas themed decorations too.

But what about the people? No village is complete without the people who live there and here we see three of them. In the top left hand corner, we of course see pub landlord Babajide (see left). He took over the running of the pub after the events of the first book. Here he is, standing proudly and prominently on the cover.

It’s important to note that many of these people had never seen themselves in photo or art form before. They all acted with surprise and asked “do I look really like that?”

The second image here is of Philip Latimer, a young and handsome son of a Tudor nobleman, and his girlfriend Ebrel Penrose, the daughter of Corin Penrose who runs the village shop. Living three centuries apart did not prove a barrier to their love! Ebrel is 19 years old, and we think Philip Latimer is about 25 years old.

All three of these people feature heavily in “The Christmas Incident” and the events that brought us all together.

Thank you for your time! If you have any further questions, please do put them in the comments below. Otherwise, you may pre-order the ebook of A Salmonweird Sleighing below.

Click the image to visit the Amazon page to pre-order. cost is £4.99. Paperbacks will be available from release day.


Artist information

Images of Babajide and Philip Latimer were designed as a commission for this book cover. Artist: Leon Active (Oniphoenix).

Please do not take the commissioned images – this is stealing

All other images came from Pixabay and are free to find, download, use, and modify.

The image of Ebrel Penrose is a stock illustration from Pixabay available here

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