2016 already, can you believe that? And in a couple of days, my two children will go back to school and begin a whole new year. This year is going to be an exciting one for me because I’ve been working away on a new project and soon I’ll be able to share it with you all.
As soon as Still Waters was released I began thinking about my next novel. I believe in writing every day, for me, it keeps my creative side limber and ready to go when I need it. Whenever I try to have a writing break I end up feeling half-crazy within about a week, and I know I need to get back to it. For the next novel, I had a very clear idea from the start. Two people from opposite backgrounds; one who has lived a sheltered, isolated life firmly rooted in tradition and family loyalty, the other a free spirit with no roots and no desire to settle down. What if these two people met? What if the man who has never left the island longs to share in her adventures? What if she’s sick of running and wants to experience family for the first time in her life?
That was my starting point. In this book, I wanted to explore the complexities of family relationships, loyalty to loved ones vs loyalty to your own dreams and desires. It’s a slightly longer, gentler book than Still Waters, told from our male main character’s point of view. And it’s set in Hawaii.
Over the next couple of months, I’ll be posting excerpts and teasers as well as the all important release date. I hope you’ll follow me on this new adventure. I can’t wait to share it with you.