It feels like it has been a long time in coming, but The Maudlin Wives Inn book 2 is almost out at last.
It has been a longer wait than anticipated, partly because we've been working on book 2 and book 3 at the same time, given the links weaving through both of them. (There's a reason why DI John Smith has been featuring in one of the main banners on our website.)
We're sooo looking forward to setting the second book free really soon.
But, for those in our Goodies club (it's free to join) the first Esther Extra will arrive first, just squeaking in ahead of the big arrival by a nose (albeit one protected from Nana Fluffy's namesakes.)
Mik and Drew
After making what felt like a million versions of the third cover, (prone to exaggerating? Who me?) I was about to find a wall to bang my head on when out of the blue, Mik said "what about the smoothie?"
The scene: Me at the computer with a virtual trash can full of rejected covers for The Maudlin Wives Inn Book 3. Mik's sanguine nature was finally starting to sag. Normally, I might have questioned the idea of a strawberry smoothie on a plate as the best idea for a book with a wedding theme, but I was too tired to argue. ('At last,' you could almost hear Mik think.)
And then it happened. Just like it had with the first two covers. And the pattern hit us both at the same moment...
We couldn't wait to get back to writing about Esther Quill and are delighted to announce that book two is in edit and on target for a print and eBook release by summer.
The romance heats up a notch in this one and we've have introduced some lovely and not so lovely new characters who, together with the wonderful regulars of Sinbad, Mrs Kent, Jimmy, Tillie and Nana Fluffy, make Fisherman's Rest the best place to hang out for the summer.
Here's a sneak peek:
After the research that went into writing Two Old Twitchers I felt like a change. I'd been liberated somewhat by finally getting a book out and now I just wanted to write in a completely different way on a completely different subject for no reason other than because I could.
Turns out that it's a great reason to write. The first few pages took a bit of work but once I had the voice just the way I wanted it I was away and Esther Quill was born.
It has been a long wait for Esther Quill. But worth it.
The Two Old Twitchers were consuming our attention when Esther invited herself into our lives and insisted we take notice.
Not only did we take notice, but even before the second Twitchers book will come out, Esther will have her first two books out and a bunch of animated trailers on You Tube.
Esther is the ultimate free spirit; a woman in her late 30s who has chosen to be free inside to the point where she transforms a whole little fishing village and the lives of the people she meets.
We look forward to giving you a sneak preview of the first three chapters sometime in the next few weeks and the book will be out in summer!