Wednesday 11 March 2015

Where's the new book then?

I love writing. I'm at my happiest when I'm working on a book. Unfortunately there are other things in my life that also demand attention and lately Life has been intruding, Big Time. Which is why there has not been a new book from me for two years. I know that I've talked a lot about ideas - books that I want to write, but none of them has made it yet to anything more than the scribbled note stage. There's a novella in the works - and I know that I've talked about that too, but it really is happening, folks. It's got a bit gummed up along the way as well, but it is now in the throes of editing and covers and titles are on the horizon, so it is happening. Really.

But - it's not the romantic suspense that I usually write. It's more of a romantic comedy - crime, but no dead bodies and no bloodshed - at least, there is a little bit of bloodshed in that scene by the swimming pool ...

It's fluffy sort of stuff - a summer holiday read - and will be coming out in e-book, when it finally arrives. I had fun with it and I hope readers will too.

And, the big news is  - having been able to re-organise some of that other Big Stuff that takes my time, I am working on a new romantic suspense. I'm enjoying it and it is growing slowly. I've got six bodies so far. Will I be able to keep at it before I get sandbagged by Life again? Who knows. But I am trying.

And I will keep you posted about the novella - it's quite a longish novella - 50,000+ words, and it's set on the French and Italian Riviera. And it has a billionaire hero. No, not that sort of billionaire. And a heroine who is not at all impressed ... It was fun to write and I'm told it is a fast read.

And I will do my best with the new romantic suspense, honest.


  1. The novella sounds great and I totally understand about life getting in the way of writing sometimes! Angela Britnell

    1. Thanks Angela. Unfortunately the sandbagging just keeps happening. Plod on :)