Over the holidays I have been busy editing my latest novel. I’m on the home straight now. I can feel the story finally coming together. Once this book is completed and sent off to a publisher I want to take a break and have a couple months out to work on some smaller projects. I then want to get started on my next novel.

The Phoenix Hour tells the story of Doctor Louise Brimstone and the painful decision she has to make between disappearing into the past to escape the consequences of her employee’s actions, or to stay and deal with the aftermath of a drug her parents helped to create.

Back in 2018 when I first wrote the novel, I went to London with my dear friend Ivy. I got chatting with an agent. After explaining the plot to her, she stepped back with a look of pure horror on her face and said, “no woman would want to read this novel “. So I’m hoping plenty of women will read it. I like to think my book has a steampunk feel to it with an element of the Time Machine by H.G. Wells, too.

The Phoenix Hour is a dark crime tale told over two timelines the 1900 and 2055. Unlike the theme H.G. Wells’ book which was about fear and kindness, The Phoenix Hour theme is about black mail, betrayal and the pressures of making difficult decisions for the right reasons.

Right, I’m off to finish my final 59 pages. After editing six books over the last two years, it has taken me over four months to do this last one. I’m hoping my skill of editing has not only improved but I have become quicker too.

See you all in the new year.


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