It feels like it’s been months since my last post, but it’s only been a week or so. Quick update: paperbacks are on their way!
I’ve had mixed reviews with Catalogue of Disaster- it seems that people either love it or hate it. Me – I love it, I don’t give a shit what people think 😂
That book introduced the Marsden Park Library, which is a fictional library I created while I’m studying my Information Science degree (librarian). Throughout my studies, I have often been required to use a pretend library to base my assignments off. So me being a writer, of course I took this to the next level, and wrote a book on it.
I started writing a part 2 for it which is 2 years later. It’s a bit more dramatic than book 1 and touches on some more serious topics. I shelved it though, as it didn’t feel quite right. I might revisit it later and offer it as a free read, who knows?
My current project is *loosely* titled A Homeless Affair, though this will change. It is a love story between a lonely security guard who is ‘a bees dick away from being homeless himself’. He has hit rock bottom, and is close to doing something ‘irreversible’.
By chance, he meets a young homeless man who keeps getting in trouble. They quickly become friends, and agree to be alone, together. The young man is fighting his demons of an abusive childhood, which soon catches up with him.
This story is a lot darker than my other two published works. I have drawn on some of my own experiences with depression, anxiety and feeling helpless, and have embedded them in my boys.
I don’t have a deadline for this and I’m certainly not rushing it, the nature of the abuse and emotions mean I have to be very careful to get things right.
This book has a few sneaky crossovers with Catalogue of Disaster. I am considering making this the Marsden Park Series, but no promises yet. One book at a time.
Here is a sneak peak of one of the characters who will feature on the cover. He’s gorgeous and a complete sweetheart ❤️
Finally, some of you will be pleased to know that The Darkest Realm (The Miscreant Book 2)has been simmering in my mind lately, and I am almost ready to pick it back up and have another go. I’m tossing up with totally redesigning my map and starting it again.
I’ve been asked (by both my sister inlaw and my dearest mother) when I’m going to write something ‘heterosexual’. Sorry Mumma Donk, you’re stuck with gay characters for a while 😘 There are already millions of books out there with cishet characters. I write LGBTQ+ 🏳️🌈 because unless we writers write about it, we will never normalise it in literature. So yes there will be lots of gay, plus trans, enbys and whoever I feel like writing about. These amazing people are just as valid at hetero people, and they deserve to be seen too ❤️