A Writing Update

I was asked the other day by a fellow blogger what had become of ‘Bomb Girl,’ the story I was releasing in a serialised form on Wattpad. Had I forgotten all about it? Well, I hadn’t but such has been the focus on getting the first Kirkwood Scott book out, the adventures of Ariana Hennessy have been unfortunately shelved. I will return to it and I’ve a loose plot in my head. But for now, I just want to get ‘Skelly’s Square’ out and see what happens.

In my mind, the ‘Kirkwood Scott Chronicles’ were always going to be a trilogy and I’ve already begun researching Book 2. I’ve several big set pieces plotted in my head which the book will be structured around. Belfast will feature obviously but be prepared for plenty of twists and turns. Nobody is safe and nothing is impossible as Book 1 proved. It will be published next month, and I hope you all enjoy it.

My imagination is constantly churning and I’ve a couple of other ideas bouncing around. ‘Surviving Custer’ is a standalone book based in the Kirkwood Scott universe but featuring entirely new characters. Then there’s ‘This Troubled Land Of Ours,’ my post apocalyptic saga set in a Northern Ireland where the 1969-1998 ‘Troubles’ never ended. I’m doing a lot of background reading at present for them all. So, watch this space.

In the meantime, ‘Skelly’s Square’ will be landing on Amazon some time next month. I’m still awaiting a firm date from the publisher but when I do you will be the first to know. I’m super excited about the cover art and what you all make of the adventures of Kirkwood, Meredith and Harley. It can be ordered in e-book and paperback format. We are also looking into am audiobook if it takes off.

Quite a few people have been asking about signed copies. We’ve mulled this over and think the best way is for those interested to order the paperback off Amazon, then post it to me along with a prepaid envelope. Then I’ll happily sign it and return to you in the mail. If anyone else has a better solution then I’m all ears. Until then, I’ll just keep counting down until launch day. Hopefully not much longer.

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We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

25 thoughts on “A Writing Update

      1. If you choose to go the bookplate route, I’d be honored if you’d use one of the designs in my first volume of The Bookplate Book. You can visit my post at this address (https://wp.me/p30cCH-2e9) to view a binder copy of the bookplates via a link to Cloudup. There’s a response form at the bottom of the post, and when you vote for your favorite, I’ll e-mail you a copy of that page so you can print the bookplates and sign them. (If you vote for more than one bookplate, the page you get will be a surprise! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  1. I have this mental image of the entirety of the Black household knee deep in books waiting to be signed. I’m thinking the bookplates are a winning idea – and a lot less stress on your poor postal worker.

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      1. Almost to ch. 19. I thought if i reached 20 that may help me stay ahead for test readers. So I could release the next five chapters the following months. Thank you so much for asking! Much appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜Š


  2. I’m writing a serial on my blog. I don’t know if I will ever send it to a publisher or just publish it on my own. I found an old post of yours about working on the book so I’m glad to see you found a publisher. I’ll be following your journey!

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  3. As a historical fiction writer, I’m curious: when you do background research for your stories, do your findings significantly alter the original vision of the plot/characters? So far I have found that the research process mainly informs the development of the idea once I get down to it– the plot does not often change drastically. Is it different for you?


  4. I’m doing a serial and I get how hard it is to continue when you have other pressing deadlines. It sounds like some great projects coming out tho, I’m excited to read them!


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