I’m happy to announce that my new book, THE CURSED WIFE, a historical novel set in Elizabethan London, will be published by Pan Macmillan in February 2018. There’ll be more about THE CURSED WIFE in the months to come, but in the meantime, I’m celebrating!
At the same time, I have made life difficult for myself by writing a very different kind of book: after retiring my romance writing self three years ago, I have dusted off my Jessica Hart hat and am writing a new romance, part of a series to be published by Tule later this summer.
My novel, title tbc, is one of four in a series provisionally titled A ROYAL WEDDING INVITATION, all the novels based around a (you guessed it) royal wedding that takes place in an English village featuring a conveniently Tudor manor house, which has meant that I have been able to double up on some research at least.
Avebury Manor, inspiration for the fictional Hasebury Hall
The other three stories are being written by Liz Fielding, Sophie Weston and Anne McAllister, and it’s been huge fun plotting with such generous and experienced authors.
Writing romance is very different from writing historicals, and the stories are completely different in style. THE CURSED WIFE is a dark psychological thriller, and the romance light-hearted and fun, but I’ve been enjoying the contrast – even if it does mean I’m now on two very tight deadlines.