I don’t normally like to discuss or reveal aspects of my Work In Progress until it’s at least half-formed. However, as it’s just the two of us, and as long as you promise not to tell anyone else…

My next novel will be a third – and possibly final – Holocaust-based story. As with The Sugar Men and Rosa’s Gold, it’s set around both World War Two and the modern era.

The working title is A Devil’s Mess, and the ‘historic’ part of the story revolves around two Ukrainian men who were best friends as children but whose lives took very different turns just before the outbreak of World War Two. The modern day narrative ‘shell’ of the story revolves around the daughter of one of those men, and the effect their friendship and history has on her life. It’s a bit more of a mystery/thriller than the other two. The story is being looked at by Lake Union Publishers and will hopefully be released sometime in 2018. More news to follow soon.

I’ve also finished another Historical Fiction novel, this time set (mostly) in Ireland during World War Two. It’s something of a departure for me – the story has a greater element of romance than anything I’ve written before. As of October 2017 it’s being looked at by Lake Union Publishers, so it’s already in quite good shape but will need redrafting. Again, I’m hoping it will be published in late 2018, but I’ll post more news here as it develops.

I’m currently looking with a very open mind for a theme for my next story.