I can confirm there's a nice mixture of fairytales with bite in the second volume and, as ever, some of my characters even I wouldn't want to meet in any kind of alley, yet alone a dark one. However, they are huge fun to write for!!
Why the hold up? Well, I'm glad to say it has been for the best of reasons. I've been involved in Book Fairs, signings, extravaganzas and library events ever since From Light to Dark and Back Again came out and these have eaten into my time more than I thought. I know I haven't quite got the balance between writing new material and marketing the current book right but also know I will get there eventually. It is a great comfort to know other writers have this same struggle to get this balance right!
I thought I'd leave this post with an extract from the second book, which has also recently appeared on Cafelit.
Can I also recommend checking out Cafelit's Advent Calendar of stories? There is a lovely mix of styles and lengths of story here. Am glad to say some more of my Christmassy ones will appear in the next couple of weeks.
Oh and if you want to know what to give the writer in your life? If they have a book out, reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are always welcome!