Seventh Rainbow Publishing

Publisher info

Seventh Rainbow Publishing is an independent publisher based in London, England that specialises in producing high-quality e-books by UK authors for the world market. We’re fairly new, but both our author list and range of titles are growing. We’re not tied to any one genre so our catalogue is starting to become quite diverse, ranging from YA paranormal historical novels to non-fiction.

Logo: Monochrome Rainbow; photo by Rod Jones at rodjonesphotography.co.uk

Smashwords Interview

Please introduce yourself…
My name is Michael Gallagher; I was born in New Zealand. I moved to London in my early twenties and it's now my home. I'm a teacher by profession and I currently divide my time between teaching adults with learning disabilities and writing. I used to be an avid reader but, with my writing now taking precedence, I'm lucky if I manage to fit in one book per month—usually for the Crimes & Thrillers reading group I attend.
You're a writer of historical fiction. With your latest book, Octopus, how did you go about choosing where and when to set it?
When I first set out to write Octopus, I wanted—if it was at all possible—to incorporate The Duchess of Malfi into it in some way, just as Agatha Christie did with Sleeping Murder, and P. D. James with Cover Her Face. Octopus is set in 1852, six months after the first book in that series, and I soon discovered that Sadler's Wells Theatre had revived Webster's Jacobean revenge tragedy some two years before this. So far, so good. The next step for me was to read the play, for I only had the vaguest idea what it was about. When I reached the part where the duchess is strangled by a cohort of executioners, I knew I had the beginnings of a great whodunnit. An actress strangled to death on stage in front of an entire audience…what could be better than that?
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Where to find Seventh Rainbow Publishing online


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Octopus
Series: Send for Octavius Guy. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,290. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.00)
Octavius Guy and the Case of the Throttled Tragedienne. When the leading actress dies in mysterious circumstances on stage during a performance of The Duchess of Malfi at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Gooseberry, the fourteen-year-old Victorian boy detective, feels duty-bound to investigate.
Gooseberry
Series: Send for Octavius Guy. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,490. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.00)
Octavius Guy and the Case of the Thieving Maharajah. The fourteen-year-old Victorian boy detective’s first big case. Based on characters from Wilkie Collins’s “The Moonstone”.
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism. If you can't tell your materializations from your Mumlers, or never realized just how physical ghost-grabbing could get, then this may well be the perfect book for you.
The Scarab Heart (US Edition)
Series: The Involuntary Medium (US Editions), Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Egypt, 1885. Theft and murder are afoot at an archeological dig in the Valley of the Kings. Lizzie Blaylock, a young materializing medium of some renown, and her mentor, Miss Otis, thought they were there to vacation, especially as Lizzie has decided she wants nothing more to do with her powers. Her powers, however, have other things in mind.
The Bridge of Dead Things (US Edition)
Series: The Involuntary Medium (US Editions), Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,440. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00)
Murky Victorian London. Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Blaylock has done her best to fill her absconding mother’s shoes, but her father is lazy and feckless, and her little sister is riddled with tuberculosis. When Lizzie has a fit at school, for which she is expelled, she and those around her slowly begin to realize that she may have special powers…powers to communicate with the dead.
The Scarab Heart
Series: The Involuntary Medium, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,770. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Mashups
(5.00)
Egypt, 1885. Theft and murder are afoot at an archaeological dig in the Valley of the Kings. Lizzie Blaylock, a young materializing medium of some renown, and her mentor, Miss Otis, thought they were there to vacation, especially as Lizzie has decided she wants nothing more to do with her powers. Her powers, however, have other things in mind.
Kissing Bowie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,380. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Kissing Bowie is a psychological mystery novel, mostly set in London in 1980 but also in the present day.
The Bridge of Dead Things
Series: The Involuntary Medium, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,440. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Mashups
(4.71)
Murky Victorian London. Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Blaylock has done her best to fill her absconding mother’s shoes, but her father is lazy and feckless, and her little sister is riddled with tuberculosis. When Lizzie has a fit at school, for which she is expelled, she and those around her slowly begin to realize that she may have special powers…powers to communicate with the dead.


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