I haven't had as much time to write this summer as I would have liked, but when I have, I've been working on a middle grade novel. Its working title is MagiGirls. Sometimes I like the title, sometimes I don't. We'll see when publishing time comes if it stays or gets the boot.
As a kid, I loved stories about supernatural creatures like fairies, mermaids, angels and witches. One of my favourite books was The Witch Family, by Eleanor Estes. It's about a little witch who lives on a glass hill, under which lives a mermaid. With my wobbly drawing skills, I also liked sketching and colouring these creatures, too.
So I decided to take my old-time interests and write a now-time novel. It's a lot of fun, mixing elements I enjoyed as a child with a more modern sensibility. It has taken me forever, but I will get there.