My debut teenage fantasy adventure novel, Destiny’s Rebel, is at the final tidying up stage, before typesetting and proofreading by my publisher, Books to Treasure.
In the meantime, the artist and designer Emma Graham Illustrations has produced the most wonderful cover, and I can’t wait to reveal to everyone how the book will appear. She has also drawn the maps of the Western Coast, and of the cities of Lasseny and Anestra, that accompany the story.
So we’re on course for it to be ready for the printers in June, and for Advance Review Copies to go out in July.
I have also now fixed the BOOK LAUNCH! It will be on Saturday 12th September 2015, between 4.00 and 7.00 p.m., at the Blackwell’s Bookshop, in Broad Street, Oxford. Everyone is most welcome, so please let me know (via the Contact Form) if you wish to join us. 🙂
Books to Treasure
So what is Destiny’s Rebel about? It’s set in an imaginary medieval world, with castles and kingdoms, swords and sailing ships, because that’s what I love. Here’s a blurb:
Kat is days away from turning eighteen and becoming Queen.
And she’s dreading it.
She runs away from her destiny, only to get captured.
When she discovers a threat to her Kingdom, can she return home in time to save her people?
And does she even want to, if it means accepting the will of the Divine?
Can any of us escape who we’re meant to be?
At the same time, I’m editing the sequel, Destiny’s Revenge. I aim to send this to Books to Treasure in July, for it to be released in the autumn of 2016.
Then because my brain won’t stop thinking of ideas of what happens next, Book Three, Destiny’s Usurper, is also planned and started. I intend to finish the first draft of that in the autumn of 2015, for publication in 2017.
What a great life.
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe that I’m living this particular dream.