Welcome to my monthly update! Here I will waffle on for a short time about what I’ve been up to over the past month in terms of my writing progress, reading and a bit of general life stuff too. So here we go :)
I am so pleased to be hosting YA author Martin Stewart, all the way from Scotland, for a really interesting chat about his latest novel, the excellent horror The Sacrifice Box, and his debut Riverkeep, his writing approach, inspirations and the new bookish podcast he's launched.
I hope you enjoy reading Martin's interesting answers as much as I did!
Well, sign it obviously. Except nothing is ever quite as straightforward as that. My very first thoughts after being offered a contract was mfmfmghuiewhieuwfjghb!!!!!
I was pretty excited.
And basically couldn’t hold a normal conversation with the nice people at Wakefield Press who were offering me a contract. (I spent a lot of that meeting with my head on their desk sort of freaking out happily. They are super nice so didn’t judge me.) My second thought after receiving that contract was...
A healer who cannot be healed . . . When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last days in isolation, cut off from her people and unable to practice her art—until a threat to her village creates a need that only she can fill.
A soldier shattered by war . . . Broken by torture at the hands of the Amparan Empire, Dineas thirsts for revenge against his captors. Now escaped and reunited with his tribe, he’ll do anything to free them from Amparan rule—even if it means undertaking a plan that risks not only his life but his very self.
Thrust together on a high-stakes mission to spy on the capital, the two couldn’t be more different: Zivah, deeply committed to her vow of healing, and Dineas, yearning for vengeance. But as they grow closer, they must find common ground to protect those they love. And amidst the constant fear of discovery, the two grapple with a mutual attraction that could break both of their carefully guarded hearts.