I’m over at Here Be Magic today, remembering my heartbroken little bookworm childhood.
A young adult Christmas ghost story in space with sweet f/f romantic elements.
17-year-old Kath Preston and Jen Stenberg are junior damage control engineers on the generation starship Romeo, 582 years into its 800-year journey from frozen Earth to the planet Nirvana. When they were schoolgirl best friends, Romeo’s population was doubled by taking on their fellow survivors from its stricken sister ship Juliet, in the disaster that claimed the life of Kath’s heroic father, Peter.
On a quiet Christmas Eve ten years later, when Kath and Jen have the duty, disaster threatens once again. The lurking ghost of the Juliet and a murderous rogue crewman stalking Romeo’s decks combine to threaten the ship’s safety and the lives of those they love.
Can they step into Peter Preston’s hero shoes?
OmniLit All Romance
Our daughter Heather and her husband Ian had their newest arrival at just after 6 this morning. They don’t know her name yet. She’s as long as her big brother Seb was two years ago (both parents are tall) but a lot chubbier. Seb was 9lbs at birth. She’s 10lbs 10oz!
Mum and Baby are both well and happy.
Edit later: Her name is Mia.
I’m taking November off from writing.
A Flight of Thieves is doing well (Thank you, lovely readers!) and last week I finished a big first round edit of Gifted, a gothic timeslip YA novel my publisher has pencilled for release next spring/summer. My editor says she’ll get round 2 to me in early December.
Also scheduled for December is the release of Damage Control, which is book 1 in my YA space opera Juliets series. Then there’ll be Christmas, which is all about family and love and glowing fires and gentle smiles.
So I’m grabbing November and taking it off for a much needed rest. Waiting excitedly for our first granddaughter to arrive in the world any day now. Catching up with my reading.
I made a start on that at the weekend, with Philip Reeve’s Here Lies Arthur. It’s brilliant. Highly recommended! My review is on Amazon UK.
Next will be either Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs or A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle.
To all my lovely readers,
through your generosity and enthusiasm, you’ve launched A Flight of Thieves onto Amazon’s YA Steampunk bestseller list!
Thank you all for your support and your kind good wishes! It’s been a fantastic month because of YOU!
I love you.