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 Cell of Secrets 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 a young offender who shares a cell with an old man who could well be one of the Ukrainians in later life. It’s a bit more of a mystery/thriller than the other two. The story is essentially complete and will hopefully be released sometime in 2018. More news to follow soon.
The story I’m currently working on is another Historical Fiction novel, this time set (mostly) in Ireland during World War Two. It’s something of a departure for me – something with a bit more romance than anything I’ve written before. As of July 2017 I’m on the second draft, so it’s already in quite good shape. Again, I’ll post more news here as it develops.