Coming up for April 2012 is the release of my new historical saga that is set in France against the backdrop of a wartorn Europe during WWll. The year is 1942 and the place where the story begins is in the lavender fields of Provence.
The novel is written to first draft and is now heading into the intensive editorial period.
I am busily working on the next adult fantasy, which will be published in the latter half of 2012.
This book signals a shift from the familiar format of trilogies into standalone fantasy novels. I know for the fantasy purist this news may be greeted with some regret, but I prefer that readers are not kept waiting for three years as a story unfolds. So one volume, one story. And this read will take us back to the land of The Quickening.
The sequel to The Whisperer is at second draft stage and we are anticipating the release of The Rumpelgeist for around mid 2012 if not sooner. Back to Drestonia we go, some twenty years after we first met Lute, Griff and co where Pearlis is being disrupted by the early morning rampages of a mysterious and unwelcome visitor.
Thank you to all the crime readers who have written to me and urged another one. It’s been a long time coming, I know, but I haven’t been twiddling my thumbs, I promise. The third book in the crime stories featuring Scotland Yard’s DCI Jack Hawksworth will be written in the next 12 months….I hope! It’s contracted to Penguin and I have a rough synopsis so it’s a case of pushing all other projects aside and getting on with it.