I am an adventure-loving author with interests in science and literary fiction. I discovered I wanted to be an author when I was eleven years old. It took more than a few years to get there, and on the way I followed the great Harlan Ellison's advice and worked in all kinds of jobs, meeting all kinds of people. I have a university degree in English Literature, and concentrated on novel studies. In publishing, I have worked as a legal editor and an author's representative. I have very eclectic … Read More about About Elaine Jemmett
Here’s what I’m working on now . . .
The Black King has now been released, and is for sale almost everywhere. This second book in The Yusan Chronicles Series is a much longer, far more complex book than I thought I was going to write. It’s shorter than The Legacy and the Lion, but still a fairly long book.
There is a lot more conflict in The Black King, the psychological drama is far more intense, and there’s more physical peril to the primary characters. “Dark and daring” is how I’m characterizing it. Readers will learn more about the main characters, and about Yusay. I’m hoping they will find it an excellent read.
I’m currently working on book three in The Yusan Chronicles series. I had the first draft about one-third to one-half written, when a severe illness in my family and the demands of my (paid) work necessitated that I put the book on hold in October.
I’m now back at work writing it. Not able to predict a publication date yet. My working title is The Shadow Queen. We learn a great deal more about Patrick and where he comes from. Right now, I’m planning for The Shadow Queen to wrap up a trilogy that encompasses this one long, arching story-line. I am planning to publish other books in the same series, but I may put them in slightly different periods and also group them into trilogies.
I’ve also become very interested in Gar and his early life — something I didn’t anticipate at all when I started this trilogy — so I’m tempted to eventually wander back in time and write a prequel. I don’t know what I’ll do about the series numbering, but that’s a problem for another day.
I may also take a brief break from this series and write the more contemporary, slightly sci fi book I’ve wanted to do for years now. I’m envisioning it as a stand-alone, but it might morph into a series too. I’ve been casually gathering research on it, literally for decades. It’s a bucket list project, for sure.
And I finally purchased Scrivener. I’m hoping it will help keep me organized. Dealing with so many characters over such a long time-line is a challenge. It’s not hard to do it, it’s just very time-consuming to have to keep checking to make sure I’m keeping everything straight, so I’m hoping this will be a tool that frees up more time to write.
Thanks for reading!
March 20, 2020