I know it’s been a little while, but the end of the school year caught up with me. I was also getting ready to sell my book and some felting I’ve been working on at our local Art in the Park — an annual event here in Kamloops on Canada Day. It was super fun. Here’s a picture from my booth.
Working on Betrayed
As much as I love Antigone, I am finding that I need a break from her, so I am going to spend the next little while working on another novel I have in the works called Betrayed (working title). This one is most definitely aimed at adults and is about Clytemnestra, who is the sister of Helen of Troy and was married to Agamemnon (the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War). She’s an interesting character who is villianized in most of ancient literature because she took a consort while her husband was away at the Trojan War, then killed him upon his return. But, she does have her reasons… Her story has a lot of fantastic avenues to explore. Read more
I have decided to try something new. I have a novel-in-progress about Clytemnestra — in a previous incarnation it was called Fatal, but I have renamed it Betrayed. For those of you who don’t know, Wattpad is this great site where you can read and comment on people’s work for free. It’s social media for writing. There is everything from fan fiction to published authors.
I’ve just designed a quick cover for Betrayed — this is in no way final and the title might change as well.
I am busy at work on two projects right now — Book 2 of the Antigone Series, called Fate — but also a more adult oriented novel about Clytemnestra. This is also based on ancient Greek myth — Clytemnestra is the sister of Helen of Troy and is best known for killing her husband, Agamemnon, on his return from the Trojan War. In this book, I explore her story and what brought her to that point. I don’t have a name for this book yet, though it is largely written and I’m working on editing it. I thought I’d share Chapter One with you (please remember: this is not the final version yet). I would love any feedback!
Chapter One of Clytemnestra Novel:
Clytemnestra wrung her hands. Breathing deeply, she walked over to the window and looked out to sea. Boats peppered the horizon, small dots growing bigger, hurrying toward home with the wind. By tonight they would reach the docks. One of them contained her husband returning from war. Read more