Hi, folks! It’s been a while since I posted anything other than reviews and guest posts because I spend most of my days running after my toddler (which is a mixture of fun, joy, frustration, and a looooot of cooking and cleaning up).
As of March 1st, 2018 I am no longer published by Endeavour Press. When I was informed that the company was in the process of being liquidated, I – and other Endeavour Press authors – had the choice of continuing with the new offshoot, Endeavour Media, or get my publishing rights back and a) find a new publisher, or b) self-publish. Well, I chose to get all my rights back and so you’ll see it’s not available as an ebook anymore, but you can still get a paperback copy (though I will have to change the cover now asap). That being said, I felt this was a golden opportunity to do another, longer, version that I had originally hoped to do but was confined by the word count stipulated in my contract. Also, I wanted to be able to have the rights to do the audiobook, from which I was contractually prohibited, but now I can. So, yay! That being said, I am very grateful to Endeavour Press, especially Richard Foreman, for being the first publishers to take an interest in and publish my work. I will always be grateful for this.
Also, it looks as though my family and I will be on the move again within the next few months, so I better get my act together and write posts about the seventeenth-century history of the local area here in Shropshire, including Stokesay Castle, Ludlow Castle, and Hopton Castle. And I recently found that I live about 10 minutes away from where Brilliana Harley lived in Brampton Bryan – but that’s apparently only open to the public on a couple of days in the autumn, so we’ll see about that. One of the good things about being married to a contractor is that we do have to move every couple of years or so, and I get to see parts of the UK I would probably not have been able to visit otherwise.
Although my days are taken with the running of the household, I’m still very much active with my research and writing: reading, plotting, editing, and I have so many ideas in my head which I hope I’ll be able to form into interesting stories for you. I do regularly read my emails, and I have received several from my readers – and for those who have asked about my William and Mary novel, I am so very sorry for the delay but I hope it will be worth it (and two literally agents have expressed interest in it!).
Also, I am working on a screenplay of Forever Amber, and several other novels, including one on Guy Fawkes (yeah, I know, but you may be pleasantly surprised). In all likelihood, there’s going to be a long wait and then you’ll get bombarded with new books from me – so hold on to your periwigs!
I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!
All the best.