Work in Progress

Two contemporary novels featuring muted family tensions over a recent drama.

The first, working title: SPEECHLESS

Speechless by Rosalind Minett

When the young daughter of a comfortably placed family stops speaking, everything is up for examination within the family. Nothing is taken for granted any more. What does it take for such a fortunate family to be torn apart — and can the relationships recover?

The first draft of this novel was ranking no.13 (out of c. 5,000) when Harper Collins discontinued their writers’ site, Authonomy.  It’s been in the back of the queue, but it will be coming.

The second: PART ONE COMPLETED!

UNCOMMON RELATIONS

Who should be forgiven?

When young married Terry unexpectedly spots a look-alike, his life changes forever. Thrilled, he rushes home to tell his shadowy wife, Gudrun, but unspoken difficulties between them get in the way, as does her lumpy sculpture. What is Gudrun hiding, and why? They both have awkward secrets It takes friend Leon, a moon-lighting illusionist, to thrust mutual revelations upon them. In the fall-out, Terry’s search for identity proves to be a Pandora’s Box. Once opened, it’s difficult to retreat and he is plunged him into increasingly bizarre situations. Can he struggle through the chaos he’s caused or has he caused much of it? And is Gudrun victim or perpetrator?