Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Green Eyed Girl

Black Eyed Boy being published was a whirlwind of fun and excitement. It was something that I had always wanted to do. I ticked a gigantic box on my bucket list. But, I always knew that there would be more to come from my characters. So much happened to them within the pages of the first book but the ending was left tantalisingly open for so many more adventures.

I found that having a book about to be released helps to focus the mind. I knew that I wanted to do this all over again. And, thanks to sleepless nights and non-stop typing Saturday writing days, I somehow managed to complete a first draft of the sequel – Green Eyed Girl - before Black Eyed Boy was even released. I submitted it to the publisher and I signed a contract last week. Before the year is out, the sequel will be published. This makes 2015 my most creative and productive year … and we’re still only in July. I have started to write the third and final instalment of this trilogy. I plan to take a little more time with this project as I aim to have all the threads tied up and I want the most beautiful and satisfying ending possible.

Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. The reviews on Amazon for Black Eyed Boy are amazing. Most of them beg for the sequel as soon as possible (this is the biggest compliment!) and it makes me happy to be able to offer that to readers before this year will draw to an end.

As previously, I will be remaining tight-lipped about the storyline. But, I will tell you that the novel begins just over a year after the ending of Black Eyed Boy. Favourite characters (Mrs Bishop, anyone?) will return and there are some new characters joining the story too. If Black Eyed Boy was the emotional read, Green Eyed Girl will be the tense read. Start growing your nails now. And get ready to bite them all off.


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