Is there life after the Viridian System series? What might I write next? Two new projects in development may reach publication in 2023, one for older children and this one: The SSERS project Alex Radacanu turned up in my
2022 short story calls and submission
Short story projects for submission 2022 Third Flatiron I’m eagerly awaiting the topics for the 2022 Third Flatiron anthologies, since I missed out in 2021, I was so busy, and Things With Feathers sounded like something I should have had
The Dylan, Deirdre & Dougall Adventures
Dylan and Dougall inhabit a castle in the far northwest of the Princelings Realms. Dylan is such a character that he needed his own story. Not only did I write a Christmas story starring him for the website, it was then published in the first BookElves Anthology. Then I needed to write one to feature Dougall for the second BookElves book.
These are definitely short chapter books for (middle grade) readers aged 8-12.
Then I worked out how the pair got involved with the main Princelings of the East saga.
The Unexpected Twisty Tales Collection
Short Story Collections have grown very popular in the last few months. I don’t know whether it’s the pandemic, loss of concentration, or just not having to settle down to something you don’t know you’ll like. I set out about
Cataloging my Short Stories
I’m cataloging my short stories/flash fiction with the idea of producing some collections next year. At present I’ve listed over 200 flash fictions of more than 500 words. Putting them in rough genres didn’t seem to help, so I’ve now
All three audiobooks are expected to be out by Christmas! The Princelings of the East Princelings of the East has been out since February at Audible, Amazon,and Apple (iTunes). I have codes for free copies if you like to ask me!
Short story submissions – progress
Short story competitions have been everywhere during lockdown, it seems. National Flash Fiction Day Most importantly, National Flash Fiction Day, linked with the journal Flash Flood opened for submissions last week, and closed yesterday. I submitted three pieces, all of
Princelings Series Update – May
Progress Princelings Revolution is coming along well, and may even meet its early release target. Comments back from beta readers so afar are helpful, insightful, and accurate! Audiobooks Princelings of the East has been out since February at Audible, Amazon,and Apple
Notebooks on sale
Earlier this year I made a couple of notebooks: The Princelings Notebook features chapter illustrations and quotes from books 1-7 George’s Guinea Pig World: The Fab Four features pictures of the first four of my guinea pigs, Fred, George, Victor
A non-fiction nature writing project
Nature writing is something I’ve been intending to do more of. It’s already four years since I went on inspirational workshops with Mark Cocker and Patrick Barkham.
It was during my #30DaysWild Challenge that I considered the issue of environmental themes in my stories. If only I could think of a good topic to write on, one which I had some expertise, or at least experience.
Then I realised I have a unique opportunity to write about a patch of land that I can see from my house. It’s owned by someone else, but it’s basically a managed field, part of the flood plain of the River Wensum in Norfolk.