New Novel Series Alert! The Griffin-Key!
So in 2013, I made the grand voyage over to the Emerald Isle, better known as Ireland in order to 1.) Promote my novels 2.) Conduct research for my new series and 3.) I just needed a good holiday and I've always wanted to see the place....
Now you might say - "It's now 2017 - where is this so-called-new-book series?"
And this is why I am writing this blog on my so-called-process so far.
As you know, I have made my home with my hard-working and incredibly awesome publisher Jennifer Minigh through ShadeTree Publishing in the past - but for my new series, I have decided that I am going to spread my wings and fly after a main-stream audience (with Jennifer's full blessing - I might add.)
"Ok! - tell us about this new series!!!!" Ok, ok, here we go.
I can't delve too far into this series with you now because it would be a mega-spoiler-alert, but I can tell you I am expanding on my usual written genre and I will be incorporating more FANTASY & PARANORMAL into this series.
In short - *Takes a deep breath - readying to blurt out a synopsis-like-pitch....*
"My fabulous-not edited-just devised-Synopsis-like-pitch"
The Griffin-Key is number one in a series which is lined up so far to cover 5-7 books. It follows the life of Mikela Ryan, who was a big name Hollywood Actress with her identical twin sister Matilda until there was a massive accident when they were both 17 years old. This took the life of Matilda and left Mikela's life in a shambles.
She has since given up acting, but stayed on the Hollywood scene, using her skills as a stunt double and horse-master. Australian-born, Mikela's family are all Irish and growing up, they spent a lot of time there.
After discovering some family Heirlooms that seemed very "out of place in this world" at her parents place, Mikela is compelled to solve the mystery and takes an acting job in Ireland. During her breaks, she picks up the mysterious trail at her family home town of Tipperary, but when things start going bizarre on set back north in Trim, she starts to discover that there is a strange connection and perhaps she was led here for a great reason!
There you go. So after almost finishing draft one over a year ago, I have picked up the trail myself, and when my Laptop recently died, I set about world-building and developing my overall series further in my note books... Armed with lots of books that I acquired in Ireland for this very purpose, I have begun the journey again...