It's official - and with grateful thanks to my lovely agent Kate Nash, I now have a signed contract, with real joined up writing and everything - from Robert Hale for my Edwardian Cozy featuring the intrepid governess, Flora Maguire - watch this space for the title and cover art.
I would also like thank the Historical Fiction Critique Group for reading and making sense of my messy first draft. Be warned, those of you who know me – and who write blogs - I shall be campaigning soon for volunteers to join me in a blog tour announcing the release, so if you would like to volunteer before I bombard your inbox with frantic pleas to participate, I welcome all-comers.
Here’s some Blurb to give an idea of what the novel is about
Flora Maguire is travelling home on board the SS Minneapolis with her charge, Eddy, Viscount Trent, when she finds the body of a man at the bottom of a companionway. The ship's doctor and the captain are reluctant to accept there is a murderer on board and the death is pronounced an accident, but Flora is not convinced, though unsure with whom she can share her misgivings. After a whispered threat, a burglary, a near drowning during a storm and a second murder, the hunt is now on for a killer.
Time is running out as the Minneapolis approaches the English coast. Will Flora be able to protect Eddy as well as herself, and discover who the murderer is? Is her burgeoning relationship with the handsome Bunny Harrington only a shipboard dalliance, or something more?