My latest novel, Follow a Star, is out soon. As much as I love Bill, the book’s hero, it is, after all, my heroine’s journey, so this is a bit about her.
Her name’s May Starling and like all my characters when I’m writing about them, she feels real to me.
When and where is the story set?
It’s set in the present and begins in a vintage wooden boat leaving Portsmouth Harbour bound for sleepy seaside town, Little Spitmarsh, the location for my début novel, Turning the Tide
What should we know about May?
May’s had enough. She’s set fire to a couple of bridges and is running away to sea to escape the smouldering wreckage of her burnt-out career and one very demanding ex.
What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?
Well, for a start, there’s Bill, a strapping red-haired builder, trying to do his best for his ailing uncle. There’s the strange sea malady that not only has her barfing over the side of the boat but which is also giving her distinctly disturbing feelings about Bill. And when May arrives in Little Spitmarsh she quickly discovers her troubles have only just begun – and not just because the scrappy little woman who owns the boatyard is breathing fire at her - wherever she turns, it seems someone's ready to put her in her place.
What is May’s goal?
Oh, May just wants everyone to go away and leave her in peace… but life’s never that simple, is it?
What is the book’s title?
Follow A Star … Why? Well, the answer’s in the book!
Thank you, Laura, for inviting me to take part in this blog hop. I'm handing over to two more Choc Lit authors (they were nearest when I was twisting arms up backs finding volunteers):
and my fellow Mrs July (our books are out at the same time!)
And finally, my apologies for the lack of blogging during what's been a particularly busy time on the writing front. Thank you for visiting.