So what is to be my next project when Ripples In the Sand - the Fourth Sea Witch Voyage - has gone off to be officially published?
(end of October is publication date)
I have had several ideas: Boudicca. I would like to write her story, my way, one day. Or a follow-on to Harold the King / I am the Chosen King, the "what happened next" in the 1066 saga?
Most of that story would be about Hereward The Wake and his rebellion in the Isle of Ely.
Or perhaps I would write Aldytha's story - Harold II's official wife and Queen....
I will write this novel, to complete the Saxon Lost Kingdom Series as a set.
But not yet.
I have two viable options for a next project. One is a bit of a secret still, but involves a Highwayman and a famous poem, the other is an idea I had many years ago, but was turned down by my ex-agent, so put on hold.
My Madoc the Horseman Series - devotees of my Pendragon's Banner Trilogy will recall the battle at Trimontium (in Book Two, Pendragon's Banner) and may recall a mention of Madoc, one of Arthur's officers who was injured in the battle (he may only be mentioned in later editions, though - I'll have to check!)
Anyway, Madoc is one of Arthur's Cavalrymen. He is injured and can no longer fight. Depressed, bored, he does not know what to do with himself. he returns to his home town (haven't decided where that will be yet) and finds a dead woman, and injured foal - and a stolen horse.
Adventure, intrigue and an attempt to find a murderer follows. With a touch of romance - of course.
Madoc is to become a spy for King Arthur - his cover being that he is his HorseMaster - going where he needs to buy horses. And get involved in all sorts of adventures as a sideline.
What do you think? Any Preferences for these ideas?