First of all, my apologies to people visiting my site over the past few months and hoping for some kind of update. As a writer who has to make a living from my work, I’ve had to move on to other projects over the past few months, and these new book series have been taking up a huge amount of my time. I do read all emails and comments from readers, and when you write directly to me, I always respond…but it’s been difficult to find the time to write a new Blog recently.
I still get emails and comments from readers of The Faerie Path and Warrior Princess begging me to write more. I would be happy to do this, but the publisher has made it clear that for the foreseeable future, they have other books they want to publish and continued books of The Faerie Path and Warrior Princess series are not a priority for them. The other point I do need to explain is that I do not hold the copyright to these series. This means I cannot go away and write more books without the permission of the publishers - not even online books, as some of you have suggested.
I do still have the hope that I will find the time to write the Faerie Path novella that will take the story up to the wedding of Tania and Edric, but as I said above, I would need to do this is free time when I was not making a living, because all I could do is to make it available free for people coming to this site.
As for Warrior Princess/Destiny’s Path - I only ever planned on four books in this series - also, although the potential for more adventures exists, I have not thought through what these might be even if the publishers did ask for more. (Actually, I do have a few ideas, but - see above - the publishers are not interested right now).
I was asked about ebook format copies of the fourth Destiny’s Path (Warrior Princess) series: Caradoc of the North Wind. I went on Amazon.co.uk and it is available on Kindle there. I think its just a case of searching the internet to find it. The book is certainly out there.
Lastly - and maybe some of you will be interested in this - I come to the ‘lost page’ of The Charmed Return.
Here’s the thing. When I first sent in the manuscript of the 6th Faerie Path book, it had a different ending - an ending that took the story on for another page. The publishers did not like the ending as it was, and asked me to take out the final page. At the time I thought maybe they had a point, but with hindsight, I think I should not only have left the last page in, but extended the book by a few chapters to give answers to the questions many of you have been asking. Too late for that now, sadly - but I do think it was a missed opportunity and I apologise for that.
Anyway - the missing page still exists. Would anyone like to read how the sixth Faerie Path book originally ended? I’m going to warn you in advance that it is ONLY one page - but I’d be happy to make it available on this site if enough for you are interested. If there is an interest in this, I also have two full scenes from The Immortal Realm that had to be edited out because the book was running too long. I wonder if anyone would be interested in reading these ‘lost’ scenes?
As for other work - I am in the very earliest stages of planning a new series with a strong fantasy element. I’m plotting this out with my friend and colleague Gary Chalk, and we’re hoping to have something for publishers to look at in the next few months. That’s really all I can tell you at the moment.
Anyway - please let me know if you’d like me to post the lost page of Faerie Path.
I hope everyone is having a great summer. Claudia and I are going to the Greek Island of Kefalonia in 12 days for two weeks of sun and sea. I’m really looking forward to it - this year the Summer in Great Britain has been dreadful. Grey and wet. Yuk!
Bye for now.