Yes, I am one of those people who just need to be writing. So now that Bonnie’s Story is out and being enjoyed and Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! is in a holding pattern awaiting publication, what was I to do?
The answer was simple. Crime Fiction. Or, to be more precise in its myriad of sub-genres – Cosy Crime Fiction. That light hearted approach to death, murder and mysteries that is most well known in book series such as MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin or Hamish Macbeth… through to those enjoyable TV shows like Lewis and Midsomer Murders.
Crime fiction, on many of its genre levels, has been a great interest of mine for years and my shelves and eBook is filled with some simply brilliantly written works. And some not so well, but still much loved by me, ones. 🙂 Because of this love, I also seem to associate with crime fiction authors a lot more on social media. Mostly as they are just the nicest, friendliest bunch of people you could meet… and that sort of thing needs to rub off on me by association, right? 😉
So when having such wonderful people offer to read my work and comment on it, it’s great! But as my recent contributes to fiction have been as far away from their preferred genre as can be… well, it’s given me the desire to have a go at writing something crime fictiony to see if I can.
And so begins my journey to try and write a wonderful series (twenty six books in all) based in a fictional town in my much loved Adelaide Hills. I won’t go into it too much as I am in the middle of pitching it, but the feedback I’ve gotten so far from my fan base (yes, I really do have one!) is that is sounds fun, entertaining and interesting. Always a good start, right?
So watch this space for Mount Loxley Murder Mysteries – The Autumnal Artist. It will hopefully be making an appearance in bits and pieces by the end of the year when I hope to have it fully completed and doing the rounds. Who wouldn’t want rejection letters from publishers and literary agents alike for Christmas? 😉
Until next time,