Warm Pearls and Paper Cranes
The first full length novel to be published will be Warm Pearls and Paper Cranes. The plan is that it will be released in late summer 2021.
When Great Aunt Maud ( Gammy to her family) is put into a separate care home from her long time partner, Bea, the only person who can reunite them is Maud’s estranged niece, Hannah. But telling the truth about a seventy year romance is difficult when she’s never come out before, particularly as Hannah is also guarding her own secrets and wants nothing to do with her family.
It’s a story of secrets, prejudice and society’s expectations and parallels between generations.
Partly inspired by an incident within my own extended family, and partly as a reimagining of King Lear, with lesbians and less dead bodies!
Cider: My 2nd work in progress
I’m currently working on Cider, a novel I’ve had in my head for a while now. It deals with power and the relationship between corporate investors and small, family-owned businesses.