What’s on the horizon?
Since for reasons beyond my control, I no longer have a publisher, it’s hard to say what’s next. I’ll be looking for an agent once I have the current work-in-progress polished. And what is that book? Astrophilia.
A young woman escapes a failing Earth on a starliner headed to the edge of the universe. It’s sort of a Doctor Who meets Twin Peaks meets my imagination sort of story. In fact, when I started writing, I wanted to write a sort of American, female-led Doctor Who, but the story took on a life of its own. There are government agents, wolves, and angels. It must be filled with surprises because it keeps surprising me.
Another finished manuscript is called Drowning Karma. It starts with a nine-year-old girl who comes to own a magic paint brush. Whatever she points it at changes. So, when she points it at a house and the house transforms, there are repercussions for everyone, and not everyone survives to tell their side of the story.
The next book I was calling The Labyrinth House, but it has undergone massive rewrites. The title now Sunlight and Mercie. The story picks up with a character from The Blue Jar, but the story itself is far more fantastical. The characters find themselves in a house where the walls and rooms move and change and mysterious souls live within. The story is inspired by the myth of Persephone in the Underworld.
Then there’s The Fairytale Asylum. A teenage girl breaks into a supposed madhouse, and the inhabitants are like nothing she expected.
Those are just some of the things…
We’ll see what happens.
The Blue Jar is available on Amazon.