Summer is peak writing time for me, sitting outside armed with nothing more than a notebook, a pen, and an imagination. Unfortunately, some fool scheduled the World Cup for June and July, so a battle of wills is likely.
Despite the attractions of England’s inevitable quarter-final defeat on penalties, a few new pieces of writing will emerge into the light in the next few weeks, blinking and wondering why everyone has a football top on.
- First and foremost, July sees the publication of a new Charlotte Collins mystery. In the follow-up to The Lovesick Maid, Charlotte is finally reunited with Mr and Mrs Darcy, but a theft at Rosings casts a shadow over the occasion.
- Then there’s a new Austen inbox coming, based on Sense & Sensibility (which I’m reading again as part of an Austen Readalong on Facebook).
- And finally, more interviews with people from the Austenesque world. Next up is Christina Boyd, who you’ll recognise as editor of the wonderful anthologies by The Quill Collective.
So plenty to watch out for…