Now that my latest manuscript is in the hands of my editor, I am getting to work on my next novel – revisiting historical fiction. I spent the greater part of today at Vancouver’s Maritime Museum in their lovely library in the basement. This is a place full of good memories for me – it was here that I researched and wrote my first book, Dead Reckoning (that was nominated for Red Cedar) and made me very proud and happy.
Now, 10 years later and I can hardly believe how time has flown, I am interested in another ship wreck off the coast of British Columbia and thankfully, so is my publisher :). This one was so tragic that I had to keep stopping in the middle of reading accounts of the wreck because the images were so sad. I got so lost in the research, I found myself back at the turn of the century amid the horror of Spanish flu, WWI and savage coastal seas.
I think it will be a good book. Our BC maritime history is fascinating and peopled with brave, human, eccentric and interesting characters. I’ll keep you posted on how the research and writing goes!