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My Fair Catherine release date

Somehow time keeps marching away from me and suddenly we’re much closer to the release date for My Fair Catherine – City of the Wiccad: Episode 2 than I intended to be when I announced it. Nevertheless, here it is.

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That’s right. On the 2nd of April 2017, you can download My Fair Catherine on Amazon Kindle. Catherine, our heroine, returns after her ghost adventures in An All Hallows’ Haunting. Living at the kindness of her best friend, Mina Larkin, Catherine finds her whole world, and her understanding of just what exists in it, turned upside down when she finds herself drawn to a charming young businessman. Dark forces follow her beau, dark forces that turn their deadly sights on Catherine. Can she survive long enough to come to know the secrets of the City? Will she survive to play a part in the Tales of the Wiccad? Or will a Child of the Night do what a ghost could not?

You can find out for yourself on the 2nd of April.

And don’t worry, if you’re wondering about Gabby, Maggie and her girls, and all the others of the City we met in City of the Wiccad – Episode 1: Beginnings, you will find an exclusive sneak peek of Episode 3 where we return to Miss Maggie Baker’s home as the Order reaches out its destructive hand.

I am so excited to share this with everyone, I’ve already been told it’s one of the best things I’ve written. Less than two weeks to go now!

 

 

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Tightrope walking for Writers

I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be like the “normal” writers. You know the ones who have a single project that they’re working on. One book they’re writing. One series they’re creating.

Is it quiet and peaceful in their heads? Do they sleep blissfully at night?

I don’t think I’ve ever been like that. My brain has always been a mess of characters and ideas since I started putting ideas to paper as a teenager. (I recall in sixth form, or was it seventh, writing simultaneously about a girl who lost her best friend to drink driving and an epic fantasy about a Queen trying to restore her kingdom…)

Nowadays I have a lot more than two stories on the go, and a lot more than a couple of voices all vying for attention. In the height of my RP days, I was creating new accounts almost weekly, which followed to a new plot idea being posted each week instead. I’m trying to have better balance with it now but at the same time trying not to lose that creative spark and inspiration.

It’s overwhelming at times to try and work out where to focus attention, especially as I am so excited to share some stories with the world. I want to get all the City of the Wiccad stories out, and of course Shadow of Avalon (book two has been delayed way too long).Faeted Tales, which will lead to Babypire being able to be released. There is also the Children of the Immortals tales which are hinted at with the Wiccad and the Faeted. (Stephen King’s little links through his stories inspired me it seems – to the extreme). Then I have my Fairy Tale ‘Wolf Moon’, my young adult dystopian novel which is somewhere around the 50k mark. Cassie Rose, Two Beds and a Coffee Machine, Three Scars, Starcrossed…and then all the stories that have been begun with the lyric writing. My mermaid story really wants to be written, the Druidess origins and the modern-day reboot, Olivia and her lessons in irony. Not to mention all the rest of the Tales of the Wiccad. Then there is Mellie. And Ari. And Becky. And Lia. And my dragon. And his kitten. And Peggy. And my batty vigilante. The TSS. Afterdead. Zombiepocalypse. Marian. And. And. And.

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I can see how easy it would be to slip into madness.

Sometimes I wonder if I should get people to vote each day on where I should focus. Or should I learn discipline to just keep with one and only one story at a time? But then I risk killing the muse. But being overwhelmed can kill the muse too. It’s like walking a tightrope with your arms full of things you can’t bear to drop but that might topple you over.

The joys of being this writer. But I’ll get there. I already know I can, after all, we have My Fair Catherine coming out soon. Stay tuned this week for the release day announcement. It’s not far away now.

So, fellow people with stories and voices living in your head. How do you do it? Or are you tightroping the line of madness alongside me because the voices are real and they are demanding?

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To Share A Book Title

I know I’ve been a bit quiet about the book this last week but that is because I have been working hard on it. After thinking I was almost done, a final read through revealed that no, I was not done and I knew just how to make the second episode of City of the Wiccad even more amazing. The joys of editing.

But I am so pleased with the final result.

Episode 2 finds us returning to the heroine of An All Hallows’ Haunting, and a favourite character of mine, Catherine Belvedere. Which might explain the title of City of the Wiccad: Episode 2. I present our new title…

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But do not fear, if you are hanging out to find out more about what happened after City of the Wiccad – Episode 1: Beginnings. For though My Fair Catherine brings in new players to the Tales of the Wiccad, you will get a teaser of Episode 3 when we shall return in earnest to Gabby, Maggie, the wonderful women of Maggie’s Home, and our dear Detective Inspector. And I promise you will not be disappointed.

If you have yet to read City of the Wiccad – Episode 1: Beginnings, you have time to download it, and Catherine’s first Novelette An All Hallows’ Haunting. Next week we will be announcing the release date for My Fair Catherine.

Stay tuned and keep being Wiccad!