I am a blog illiterate! This is another message for Angie, who posted a comment on the blog. I didn’t know the difference between an e.mail from the website and a blog comment. Honestly – sometimes I’m not fit to be let loose with a computer. Anyhow, Angie, I’m so glad you enjoyed Blood Red Horse, and hope you are enjoying Green Jasper.
You asked if you might know more about the next books, so, in addition to the previous blog, which talks more about writing than content, here is a small taster.
The new trilogy begins in the Limousin in France, with the death of Richard the Lionheart as he searches for some mystery treasure. That is historically true, which made a wonderful base for a story. My young hero and heroine are on opposite sides in the Crusade against the Cathars, who flourished in Occitania, now in France itself, but which was then a separate culture entirely. So there’s a bit of a Romeo and Juliet feel, except not, if you know what I mean! At the moment, the books all lead up to a terrible climax in a fortress called Montsegur, where, in 1244, there was a violent massacre. My characters are torn between their families and each other. Add in the mysterious treasure, which is very important, plots and counterplots,the stamping on the colourful and warm Occitanian way of life by an army conducting a War On Heresy, all set against the background of the stunning Pyrenean mountains, and you have a flavour of the books. Lots of research done, lots still to do.
Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Onwards and upwards,