Truly so far this year has been such a Roller-Coaster, but turning the lows into highs made the journey exhilarating. It's been life changing.
My birthday saw my fourth book being published: 'Raising It-666: The Teenage Beast'. Cherry on the cake? Definitely a Champagne moment. How can I describe it apart from it feels like I have given birth to the fruit of my mind. I have walked my little creation that took so long to nurture for her first day at school: it's the big day, my Baby meets others. Because it is far away from me to leave my Baby in a corner of my mind, for Patrick Swaize will come to rescue her if I did, and give her the time of her life.
Time of my life, time of your life, it's every minute, Peeps. It's there to enjoy and make your mark. What will yours be? Yes I am going all Professor Keating on you, and shamelessly 'Carpediem'. Gosh, did those lines stay with me in my life and carried me through thick and thin. It is about what you are all about, and making your stand.
I chose to speak about love. It's woven at the heart of my tales and stories. Even the large spread of sarcastic humour throughout the pages cannot hide the human heart pulsating below them. It's there shaking the characters with tremors, making them alive, shaping them. From It-666, the born Beast who refuses to use her powers to do evil to the proud and shot banker, Abraham Wilton-Cough who on his death bed is not ready to part from his loved ones like that, passing by the terrifying Death Angel, Azryel, a born torturer, whose heart is touched by the plight of a mere insignificant human, the power of love pulls plenty of strings in my stories.
Truly, I hope my tales and characters will transport you on an emotional journey, surfing the waves, riding from their crests forever wondering how it will end. Speaking of surfing the waves, as an Author, I do. I have a collection of surfboards in my mind.
First there is It-666, the Beast's Saga. As I started writing It, I thought it would be a trilogy, however, it would have been a trilogy with gianormous books, the sizes of dictionaries and encyclopaedias... So it made more sense to divide It's adventures in instalments and aptly speak about her Saga. As the second book of her Saga is published, I am preparing myself to write the fifth instalment.
I absolutely adored writing 'Raising It', where the young Beast is being raised by Angels who teach her good hearted and well meaning, powerful Being. With them she finds her possible place in this world, as a soldier in their Army. She believes it is her heart calling, to fight for the Angels who gave her a living chance. It was a joy to write her teenage-hood, her puppy-love for Archangel Gabriel which only grows and blossoms, her training with the Angels and first fights, her developing best bud friendship with Az who becomes her daunting confidant and mentor, but also her settling in the loving warmth of her adoptive dysfunctional human family who does not mind her being her Beastly self that can make walls bleed.
From all the scenes of that book, my heart goes to the humorous ones, especially the ones with Walter Workmaster, a human among big Angels which is teaching them a thing or two about what it is to be human and love. But I must say the hamsters's scene with Az and the Beast in the Pet shop always put a tender smile on my face while the one with Gabriel coming out of his lab, showing to his uncle Wrath and Az, the star shape hole in his tongue cracks me up endlessly. The thing is I am a very visual writer. I can see what I write in my head, or to be more accurate I envisage, watch an entire book like if I did put a DVD on before I write it. I have book five already there, full vision, book six , seven and further. It is just there in my head, ready to be shared.
Second there are the tales of Wilton Town. They are many and sprouted or mushroomed in my mind during the creation of 'Hair Rising, Heir Raising, Erasing'. Abraham Wilton-Cough is a very central character in those tales, however he is not the only one. I used his lineage and ancestry to create the populated whimsical world of Wilton Town.. My intention is to release every year one tale for Halloween. Those short spooky comic story are highly enjoyable to compose.
I am currently writing 'A Ghost Spell: A W-C's Haunting Return' which sees Abraham Wilton-Cough making a come back as a ghost on a mission. If some scenes are slightly emotional, others have that hilariously ludicrous set up which are conceived to bring a big smile on your face. The fight against the ghouls within the church cemetery is a beautiful example of the latter. The vision I had of it (its spiritual conception in per say) made it a priceless giggle time during its physical creation.
'A Ghost Spell: A W-C's Haunting Return' will be published on the 21st of October 2015.
Third, apart those two main 'Surf board' which are giving me plenty to write about for years to come, they are new ones appearing out of the blue in your psyche, popping like a cork upon your writing waves. Only the other day I devoted an entire morning to write down the entire skeleton of a children/teenagers novel. Something totally unrelated to A W-C and Wilton Town, but also to It-666, just burst like that and was too good not to make very precise notes. Having a lot on my creative plate at the moment, I shall not write the story today or tomorrow to keep focus on my current projects, however the story is far from being discarded, it is put on the back burner at extremely low heat, and will be treated like a stew that will be let to mature, until all its ingredients and flavours are ready to be plated. That story has become a very certain future project which I can see myself pen some time next year.
So watch this space Peeps, there is plenty more to come. You will be happy to know that the third book of It-666's Saga; 'Saving It-666: The Archangelic Beast' is due to be released on the 21st of December this year, So for all who are left hanging at the end of Book two, eager to know what will happen to It in Hell, well the wait is not too long.
My other bit of news is that a website is being created for the Beast Saga as I speak which will be launched this Autumn. Exciting Time in perspective.
Thank you for all your love and support,
Lots of Love and Kisses,