I have taken the plunge and self-published a novel under the Twinlaw Publishing imprint, named after the two Twinlaw cairns nearby.
A coup. The civil service takes over government. Caledon, where a referendum vote favouring independence has been ignored, is given its autonomy,
leaving Downsouth under a dictatorship.
In the wake of the coup Caledon born McTavish and Ludmilla, from an influential family in Downsouth, form a relationship whilst working together in Caledon where a colleague is mysteriously murdered.
They move to work for the Downsouth Government. Despite Ludmilla’s assertions that life is good, it isn’t long before rumoured manipulations and peculiar happenings cause concern. Conflicting loyalties are exposed, questions raised about colleagues. What are they plotting – the re-annexation of Caledon or the restoration of democracy in Downsouth?
When Ludmilla disappears with the King’s daughter the trail leads back to Caledon.
Although the book has a political setting, it is a book about people — people who don’t always fit into neat pigeonholes, people who are passionate and apathetic, people who can surprise in many different ways.
Further information on the book and the launch can be found here on the Twinlaw Publishing website.
With the publication of my book, I have joined the Alliance of Independent Authors.