For those that are looking for news of my books, The Lifeline will be published just into the new year on 5th January. It is already live on Amazon at its special pre-order price. A paperback and audiobook will follow.
My new 17th Century novel, The Poison Keeper is finished and edited and awaiting release. The second in this Italian series, The Silkworm Keeper is still in the construction phase. The initial research is done, and right now I’m about three quarters through the first draft.
Just to keep my followers up to date, here’s a round up what I’ve been up to online in recent weeks.
Today I’m with Charlie Place on her writers podcast for an in depth interview about my WW2 fiction. It was great to have the chance to record this, and if you’re looking for writers talking about their work, do check out her other interviews too. On the podcast we talk about how real stories inspire my books, why I introduced Ruth Ellis into Past Encounters — she was the last woman to be executed in the 50’s. We also talk about the unsung heroes of WW2, the Prisoners of War.
Recently I’ve also been interviewed by Anna Belfrage about what started me writing about the English Civil War for her ‘Gore and Glory’ feature about the 17th Century. Find it here: https://www.annabelfrage.com/2020/11/19/glory-and-gore-how-a-tv-show-inspired-deborahs-life-long-love-affair-with-the-17th-century/
And I had an enjoyable chat with Elizabeth StJohn on her blog as part of her ‘Author Chats’ feature. Find that interview featuring my Pepys Trilogy here http://www.elizabethjstjohn.com/guest-authors/author-chats-the-women-in-samuel-pepys-diary/