Ashes & Ice Released!

Happy New Year LWS and friends. my historical novel, Ashes & Ice, written under the penname GK Parker is now available in ebook. A trade paperback version will follow soon.

 

This novel was a labor of love. Started in late 2010, after months of research, of which I enjoyed every minute of, false starts, first drafts then second, third… fourth, this novel took form. It went through a number of title changes too. It started out as City of Blood & Ice, then just Blood & Ice, then I flirted with Fire & Ice until finally settling on Ashes & Ice.

The novel idea first came to me when I saw Gangs of New York for the first time. It blew me away and Five Points intrigues me. Anyone who knows my writing knows I often explore the gang scene in my fiction, but it’s always been contemporary Los Angeles. I’d already written an LA historical now I wanted something different and NYC in the 1800s was perfect. Part of my heritage is Irish and I knew immigration was high then. The final clincher came when I found a reference to a massive blizzard that hit New York in 1888. Having been in my share of bad blizzards I could imagine what it would have been like to have that slam into your city after a beautiful, springlike day. So Ashes & Ice was born.

63rd Street and Third Avenue during the Great Blizzard of 1888.

Snow piled up high on the corner of 63rd Street and Third Avenue during the Great Blizzard of 1888.

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