Teasing the stuff that dreams are made of because this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Yesterday, I wrote the two sweet words you get to type after you finish the first draft of a new novel you thought would take three months but ended up taking four.

I never like to give out hints of my next novel until I’ve finished the first draft. That’s because, despite starting with a detailed outline, I’m rarely 100% sure what a new story is about until I’ve written at least one full draft. And now that I’ve typed “THE END” I can share this teaser graphic with you:

I’ll reveal more as the year unfolds, but for now let me add that, unlike my two more recent books – Chasing Salomé (about Alla Nazimova) and The Heart of the Lion (about Irving Thalberg) – this new novel is more like my Hollywood’s Garden of Allah series: 50% factual history + 50% fictional story. It’s not about the making of Casablanca, but is an original story that unfolds against the backdrop of filming one of the most-loved movies to come out of Hollywood’s golden age.

Oh, and one more thing: it’ll be the first book in a brand-new trilogy.

But that’s all you’ll get out of me. For now. Watch this space for further developments. Meanwhile, here’s looking at you kid.

Cheers,
Martin

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Also by Martin Turnbull:


The Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels

Book 1 – The Garden on Sunset
Book 2 – The Trouble with Scarlett
Book 3 – Citizen Hollywood
Book 4 – Searchlights and Shadows
Book 5 – Reds in the Beds
Book 6 – Twisted Boulevard
Book 7 – Tinseltown Confidential
Book 8 – City of Myths
Book 9 – Closing Credits

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About Martin Turnbull

The Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels blog is by Martin Turnbull, a Los Angeles based historical fiction author of a series of novels set at the Garden of Allah Hotel, which stood on Sunset Blvd from 1927 to 1959. Check him out at www.martinturnbull.com and Facebook: "gardenofallahnovels"
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8 Responses to Teasing the stuff that dreams are made of because this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  1. Cheri Kidd-Donk says:

    Excellent. Looking forward to the new trilogy.Yay! Thanks for keeping us informed. Truly, Cheri

  2. ramchalice@nc.rr.com says:

    Can’t wait Martin. If it’s half as enjoyable as the Garden of Allah series I hope it’s another “niner” rather than a mere trilogy. Robert Miller

    —————————————–From: “Official blog of Martin Turnbull, author of the Hollywood’s Garden of Allah novels” To: ramchalice@nc.rr.com Cc: Sent: Sunday January 31 2021 2:32:33PM Subject: [New post] Teasing the stuff that dreams are made of because this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

    Martin Turnbull posted: ” Yesterday, I wrote the two sweet words you get to type after you finish the first draft of a new novel you thought would take three months but ended up taking four. I never like to give out hints of my next novel until I’ve finished the first draf”

  3. daisy829 says:

    You are such a tease! I’m waiting (not so patiently) for this first book of another wonderful series.

  4. ramchalice@nc.rr.com says:

    Can’t wait Martin. If it’s half as enjoyable as the Garden of Allah series I hope it’s another “niner” rather than a mere trilogy. Robert Miller

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