Not a one-hit wonder!
Before my first book came out, I was apprehensive and excited all at the same time with the thought of finally being published, and since then I have produced another, and another. I mightn’t have been as emotional this time, but I still have to pinch myself when I see my three books sitting side by side, each with its own unique cover design and my name in bold print. I suppose it is like an anti-climax now that the publishing is all done and dusted, and part of me still doesn’t believe it has really happened. If I had known, way back in my childhood, where my imagination could really take me, I probably would have found my happy place a lot sooner.
Story-writing takes me away from real life dramas and allows me to give you, the reader, the chance to do the same. It is therapeutic, and at times very absorbing, but a worthwhile occupation.
When people learn that I am a published author, I often get comments like, “I wish I could write a book,” or “I want to be a writer,” and my response is always the same… pick up a pen and start writing! Let your mind wander. The process starts with a thought, or a single sentence, and it would be a shame to leave this earth with a story waiting to be told.
During the past year, I finished 2 x 100,000 word manuscripts and started 2 more stories, one of them being the sequel to ‘Clouds of Grey’, and no, this one is not set in a rainforest, although it does have one in it.
‘Witness Protection’, my third release, was first written many years ago as a 7000 word short story, and once I got my teeth into it, I expanded it to 96,000 words. The bad guys were a joy to work on, not too over-the-top, but hopefully menacing enough to make the reader take an instant dislike to them. Don’t get me wrong, I love the good guys as well – they all have heart, and have equally important roles to play.
As usual, there are twist and turns, and several fight scenes that will have you turning the page to see who makes it out alive.
I will be doing spin-offs from ‘Witness Protection’, so be prepared for more action/suspense in 2017/2018.