Friday 14 September 2012

Exploring Glasgow’s City of the Dead!

This week, I took myself off to Glasgow’s famous Necropolis or The City of the Dead on a research trip for a scene in my new romantic novella - How Do You Voodoo? - a fun read planned for release in October - just in time for your Halloween enjoyment!

A scene in the middle of How Do You Voodoo? takes place in a cemetery in the centre of Glasgow where fifty thousand wealthy Victorian entrepreneurs of the ‘Second City of the Empire’ are buried.
It’s just a short walk over the Bridge of Sighs into the cemetery, an outdoor museum of tombs and memorials designed by the major architects and sculptors of the time, including Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Charles Rennie Macintosh and JT Rochead.  Despite its spooky façade, incredible tombs, and wonky overgrown graves, it’s a very peaceful and interesting place to spend a grey and gloomy Sunday afternoon - plus I got to imagine the scene from my story in all its earthy authentic detail!
Here I'm standing on the Bridge of Sighs
The view from the Necropolis over Glasgow
Just one of the spooky ivy overgrown memorials
More next week on How Do You Voodoo? – the story, the cover, and the virtual Halloween launch party planned for Friday October 26th  – it's going to be SO much fun!
Janice xx