Having written six novels in six years (The Herzberg Trilogy, The Executioner’s House, The Lute Player, and more recently Dark Obsession), I wanted to write something entirely different before beginning another novel.
So last year – in the midst of other everyday work – I conceived and completed a children’s book for the 7-9 year age group. It’s about a young boy who encounters two figures from history and what ensues while he searches desperately for his imagination in order to complete some challenging school half-term homework.
It was fun to write – I’ve never written for children before – and it will be an absolute pleasure to have it published later this year.
But now it’s time to begin my new novel. More about that later.