‘Rapeseed’

 

So, Considering I’m only two weeks away from holding a finished draft in my hands, I thought I’d take this opportunity to explain at least a little bit of what I’ve been at.

My work in progress is a novel set in Cold War Ireland form the point of view of a twelve-year-old girl called Eithne.

When she was little her Father burned her face to ward off the Changelings and now she believes they are coming for her again. The changelings were fairies who would kidnap human children and leave fairies in their place. She has a tough enough life, she has scars from the night her Father burned her, her Mother drinks in secret, her Father is cold and distant, favouring her brothers over her, and her Granddad fills her head with stories of myth and magic. Strange things keep happening around her but no-one else believes. Eithne is terrified that the fairies are returning and this time they will succeed in taking her.

This novel was originally called 'Changeling' but Clint Eastwood stole that...

I’ve commissioned/bullied my little sister into doing some artwork for it, cover art, illustrations etc. which I’ll post up whenever she finishes them. I’ll also start posting teasers soon. In about two weeks this draft should be finished, all my editing (hopefully) should be done by Christmas…

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