For those of you who have been asking, Gertrude is alive and well. I guess since she is an immortal being, the alive part is sort of a given. It’s probably more accurate to say that the author in me is alive and Gertrude has been nudging hard enough to get me out of my slump.
I am currently working on a Pocket Watch book–tentatively titled, In My Arms. Those of you who have read most or all of my books probably realize they are set in the same world, first created in Highland Solution. But until now, the connections between my other Scottish historical novels and The Pocket Watch Chronicles, have been somewhat indirect. This time they will collide head on.
The hero in the current work in progress is Flan MacKenzie. You might remember him from Highland Courage. He was the heroine’s (Mairead’s) little brother and the hero’s (Tadgh Matheson’s), fourteen year old squire. But the heroine of In My Arms is Ellery Nash, who currently lives in Naples Florida. As always, her life is about to be turned upside down by Gertrude and the pocket watch.