I’m currently 10,000 words into my third novel, Vivian Haywood’s Excellent Adventure. This one is contemporary women’s fiction.
My writing can be a bit dark. My first novel The Truth is Hard to Tell is very dark, though also, I think, pretty hilarious in places. But then I do have a great ability to amuse myself. Continue reading
This is a tricky book to sample, as it is eight interconnected stories set in a matryoshka structure. I cannot stress how much I love this book. I wrote it as exactly the sort of novel I would want to read. It’s dark, and it’s a bit different. Refer to the overview here if you haven’t seen that already. It might help make some sense. And you can read the first 25 pages or so here.
*The novel formerly known as And Yet the Bottle Tree’s Song is Sadder than Mine
So when I first started writing this book, it was an adult novel. Sure the main character is a teenage girl, but I hadn’t considered trying my hand at YA lit. Once I got Lulu through her journey and into South Carolina, I decided to make it a book for teen readers. My younger daughter always loved realistic fiction, and I wrote this with her in mind. I’ve got a big soft spot in my heart for this strong, feisty protagonist. You can read the first 20 or so pages here.