A Song For Bill Robinson
This is a book I originally tried to write when I was sixteen years old. I got about three-quarters of the way through before I gave up, started writing something else, and stuffed it into a suitcase. The character of Bill started bothering me again, so I wrote two short stories about him, Nightprowler and Bird People. You can read them in my short story collection Bird People and Other Stories, (available in ebook and paperback) which was released May 2016. These short stories were meant to put Bill off for a bit, hold him back, but the opposite happened. He got so loud I had to drag my suitcase out from under the bed and go through what I’d written at 16. I was surprised and charmed by how much I’d written at that age, and how much it inspired me to get this story finished. This book needs one or two final edits and I hope to release it in Summer 2019. You can read more about this book in Untold Stories
Emily’s Baby (working title)
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 and I also need to redo the ending.
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 have now written the first, very rough draft of Part Five in long-hand, in a notebook. I’ll be leaving this alone for some time while I sort out other books that have been waiting, so there is no release date for this one yet.
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 have a loose plot outline for this book but have not started writing it yet.
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!
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!!