So among other things I wrote and sold OUR CHILD OF THE STARS.
‘…a big Hollywood canvas and an intense family focus, emotionally devastating, funny and charming all at once’
This site is about this book and the next one, and me finding out about writing and publishing. Come with me on the journey. There will also be my look at books, films, and life.
Backstage is a feature talking about the process. People ask interesting questions, and I hope you will ask me stuff too.
My agent and I have sold my novel to Jo Fletcher Books, part of Quercus/Hachette. A two book deal. They are very excited. They call it ‘An outstanding cross genre debut…’ and say
OUR CHILD OF THE STARS is a mainstream novel with a wonderful speculative flourish. Set in 1960s America, it tells the story of Cory, a lost boy with a remarkable appearance, the lengths his adopted family will go to protect him, and the secret that refuses to stay hidden. It is a rare novel of warmth, goodness and generosity that transcends genre.
Their full statement is here. The book is out end Jan or February 2019. To make sure you get updates on my writing, free stories, offers and events, please sign up to my email newsletter. I’ll only send you stuff when there’s something interesting to say – no spam and unsubscribe any time.
I was fifty years old when I started it and ***cough cough*** old now. My agent is the amazing Robert Dinsdale to whom I am very grateful.