This is the sequel to A Song For Bill Robinson. This was not supposed to happen but at the end of the book I had so many more ideas for these characters, and so many twists and turns I just couldn’t resist. This book is finished but needs a few more edits so does not have a release date yet but I am hoping to release it Spring/Summer 2020.
The Search For Summer (working title)
The third book in the Holds End trilogy…following on from the dramatic events that conclude book two, Emily’s Baby, The Search For Summer explores the aftermath of these events and is more focused on Summer’s character. I am currently about half way through the first draft of this novel so there is no release date as of yet.
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – Part Five
Changes to Part Four inevitably set things up for a Part Five It seems I just can’t leave these characters alone! I am currently working on the fourth draft of this book and I am working on Part Six at the same time as I plan to release them together. No release date yet but it could be towards the end of 2020 if things go well.
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – Part Six
This book will be the final book in the series. I like that the first three books are set when Danny is a teenager, and the second three books are set when he is an adult and dealing with the repercussions of the past. I am working on this alongside Part 5 and have just started the fourth draft of each. A release towards the end of 2020 is anticipated.
The Day The Earth Turned (Books 1-4 working title)
This story was an unexpected surprise and one that has grown rapidly in size, meaning and impact. I wrote a short story called A Mother’s Tears, which I gave away with an author newsletter. I don’t want to go into the details too much, as one, the author newsletters are exclusive to those sign up to receive them, and two, I am so excited about this possible book that I want to keep it to myself for now. Since A Mother’s Tears, I have written and attached several other short stories which basically serve as chapter samples and character snapshots for this series. I am currently working on this book when I get a chance, with the aim of writing a chapter a day. This is going to be an epic YA horror/post-apocalyptic series and I have the feeling it will pull me in and keep me prisoner for a long time… So, if you want to know more all you have to do is sign up to my author newsletter here… Author Newsletter
We Hate The Cool Kids (working title)
A while ago I was driving to my writing group when an old song came on the radio, which caused me to think about something I had forgotten about. Before I arrived at my group, I had a short story, if not a whole novel running around inside my head. It was inspired by the memories and images the song conjured up. Teenage girls. Dusty woods. Enemies. Revenge. I wrote the short story She Is… which is included in Bird People and Other Stories and I have recently started another short story, which basically takes off where She Is…ends. Update March 2019; this book really leaped into my head lately and I couldn’t ignore it anymore, so I’ve started a very rough draft in a notebook. This is jumping the queue quite a lot, and The Day The Earth Turned should really be the priority but I’m kind of used to writing more than one book at a time and I like having a long-hand project on the go, so we will see what happens! Update December 2019; I finished the first draft and really enjoyed writing this novel. I am not sure when I will start the second draft but it will be some time in 2020.
A short story/poetry collection
This is something I work on every now and then. It’s growing bigger all the time and it would be nice to release it towards the end of 2020, maybe around October, Halloween time, but that depends on other things. It includes some short stories previously released in a spooky collection called Child’s Eye. I unpublished that book a long time ago and have since added more short stories and some poems, all of a particularly dark nature!
The Ugly One (working title)
This is another book I first wrote as a teenager. I don’t have the full manuscript anymore, sadly, but I do have a fair bit of it, and the rest is in my head. At the time I got about three quarters of the way through before I gave up for reasons I cannot recall. Recently I have been thinking about the two extremely dysfunctional main characters Adam and Jude, and wondering how their story would have ended…It was a bit of a revenge thriller, and if I wrote it again I would set it in the 1990s and have it jump between their actions as teenagers, and the present day as adults. So again…watch this space but I won’t be getting to it for a very long time.
Sequels in planning or progress…
Return To The Tree Of Rebels
This is the sequel to the Tree Of Rebels. This book has been plotted to a rough extent and I have written about half of it in the first draft. This book is not calling to me at all at the moment so nothing will happen here until it does.
I have started the sequel to The Mess Of me called The Mess Of Us and it is set two years after the first book ends. I’m not sure when I will get back to this book. It calls to me quite a lot, and is about a third written and completely plotted out…however I am at the mercy of who shouts loudest in the above list!!