Fiction

What to work on next

While Rich Girl, Poor Girl is out on submission, it is time to turn my attention to other works. I’m working on three other novels for young adults: I have a first draft of Albatross, while Tombstone has been through two or three re-writes, and Not Dead is in the planning stages. Albatross began life during Nanowrimo 2012. http://www.nanowrimo.org  (Nanowrimo: novel writing in a month. It’s a great way of getting going with a new project. If you’ve not participated before, do give it a go this year!)  I’d toyed with the idea of writing a book exploring gender identity for some time, and it seemed to…

Rich Girl, Poor Girl

Rich Girl, Poor Girl is currently out there on submission, and so I’m unable to fiddle with it any more. It started life a few years ago as Emily’s Dreaming in which the protagonist Emily has vivid dreams which come true, and she is forced to use her psychic powers to track down nanny Gabrielle who kidnaps Emily’s baby brother. Version Two Prey lost the psychic element and concentrated purely on the kidnap and the evil nanny. The latest version is now a dual narrative thriller – now Gabrielle is sixteen, and we see how and why she gets into…

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