Another GoodReads question, which I thought I’d answer here on my blog seeing as the covers and synopsis may not be sorted for a while.
This summer I’m working on a new fantasy novel, called Tears of Tiphonia, which is aimed towards older children and teenagers – though of course adults can read too! It’s inspired by the bizarre yet beautiful worlds of Lewis Carol and L. Frank Baum, whose stories of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz and their heroines have inspired me to create my own.
Summary so far: When Lucy Smythe finds herself in the wonderful country of Tiphonia once again, she becomes more and more aware of what civil unrest means – something that she had not picked up in her innocent years, regardless of the wars and tension in her own life. Tiphonia is falling apart at the seams, with war looming around every corner, both in an uproar against the bad witches and distrust of the royal family. Laying her life down for the people and her princess, Lucy must chose between peace and conflict, love and home.
Currently I’m working on chapter four, and have thirty chapters planned so far.
At the same time, I’m working on Roses For Margaret, and trying to work out the ending. There is a lot of writing for this story, so I don’t want it to go to waste, especially seeing as it deals with themes that I wished I could have read as I was growing up.