Some of you may know (okay, anybody who gets anywhere near my social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, or Google+ will know) that I just got back from a motor home trip to Trinidad. Not the island of Trinidad (which I doubt I would choose for a driving trip) but the tiny town of Trinidad, California. It's up in the redwoods in Humboldt County, and right on the coast. Population 311. Why did I go there? Because my character does. And I needed to see what she will see and hear what she will hear.
Yes, I'm writing another novel for the UK, and, in fact, it's the first in another 3-book contract with Transworld (Random House UK). So the good news for my UK readers is that the titles will keep coming. And the good news for my US readers is that now my books are set up to release as Indie titles (yes, it's a new world) in the US not long after they publish over there.
Doing my best to keep everybody happy.
It's not time to tell you too much about the brand new one I'm working on. After all, I haven't even finished it yet. Things could still change. But the working title is Walk Me Home, and my main character has made her way on foot, by freight train, hitchhiking, by bus, then on foot again, from New Mexico to Trinidad, CA. With a long and important stop on the Hopi Nation in Arizona. More about why when I'm further along in the process.
Many more details when it's ready to be shared, but meanwhile a few photos of Trinidad, so you'll see why I chose that and the Arizona desert to play off each other and form the sense of place.
Now...I'd better get back to work!