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 is my latest working title for the second book in The Yusan Chronicles Series. (It’s previous working title was Yusan Book Two … which admittedly needed work.) This is just a draft cover and I may end up going with something completely different. (I may end up calling it something completely different too.)
I am finally finished the first draft of the manuscript. I thought I was done months ago, then discovered several additional scenes needed to be written. I have the manuscript in the hands of my first-round beta readers while I take a much-needed break to obtain some distance, before diving back in, re-checking the timeline, reading aloud, polishing, sending to an editor, etc., etc., etc.
It’s a much longer, far more complex book than I thought I was going to write. It’s shorter than Legacy and the Lion, but still a fairly long book. There’s a lot more action in this book (yes, heads will roll) and the psychological drama is more intense. I’m hoping people find it an excellent read!