My next book will be released in early 2013. Blackbird is a historical romance set in Colonial New York during the Revolutionary War. I wrote this in 2003 when I was working full time and going to college. I don’t know how I found the time to crank out a novel much less work and go to school, but I was younger and I was working my tail off night and day to pull off the schedule I was under, and I slept a lot less back then. I wrote Blackbird in about six weeks—the entire thing long hand, having since spent more time editing it than I ever did writing the story. Funny how that is, that the editing takes longer than getting the story out.
Anyway, I remember sitting in class one night thinking about documents. What if a collection of ledgers were worth a person’s life? That’s when the idea for Blackbird came about. That and I’d been reading a lot of Sherman Alexie’s work for my Native American literature class. (Sherman, I still adore your work!)
Anyway, I’m excited for Blackbird’s release.