I have a new book coming out in Fall 2017, and I’m finally allowed to talk about it. :o)
It’s called Jane, Unlimited. I won’t say a lot for now—more will be forthcoming—but for today… Jane has led a small and mostly ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor at a small college and a world-traveling deep sea photographer. But when Aunt Magnolia dies unexpectedly on one of her expeditions, Jane finds herself adrift, and when an invitation comes from an old acquaintance to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens, Jane leaps at the chance. There, her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.
This book has been years in the making, and has gone through more revisions than any of my previous books, probably because its structure was challenging and it took longer for me to figure out what the book was asking for. My editor, Kathy Dawson, is my freaking HERO. What else can I say about it? It’s not the doorstopper Bitterblue was, though it’s not exactly that elusive short book I keep trying to write, either. It’s full of umbrellas. And adventure. And a big, weird, mysterious house. It’s a little bit of an homage to duMaurier’s Rebecca, and other “orphan visits a house of mystery” books. Mostly, I’m hoping it’s a puzzle, but a puzzle that’s full of heart. And I hope it will bring joy. And it’ll be coming out in about a year! And I’m so grateful for the opportunity to offer it to you—and so relieved that I’m finally allowed to talk about it.