It’s been a full month, but so far a good one. I’m about to go on holiday to Spain, and my new short Sleepwalker has just been accepted.
Tally Haslam has a lot on her mind, and none of it good. A herbalist and aromatherapist, her latest product – an aphrodisiac – remains unsaleable as she has nobody to test it with. In the hope of getting some R&R, she books herself onto a Paranormal Dinner at a local hotel, formerly a stately home which claims to have its share of family ghosts. But on the first night, she sleepwalks, and finds herself outside an open bedroom door, looking in at hot fellow guest Kyle Hunter as he entertains himself with his right hand…
I originally started writing Sleepwalker for Red Lipstick Diaries as part of their Bayou Heat line. The image of a sleepwalker in white slowly walking through a plantation house was entrancing. However, RLD are no more, and last year I visited Mosborough Hall, a beautiful former-stately-home-now-hotel with a haunted suite (no ghosts appeared, sadly). Much easier to scrap the bayou idea and invent Madigan Hall, with its stunning architecture and rich history.
And I admit, I’m getting into paranormal stories in a big way. I’m still working on a sequel to I Heard Your Voice and have a few more ideas up my sleeve for later.
So I’m looking forward to seeing Sleepwalker out for pre-order on October 4th and, in the meantime, will be delving further into the land of ghosts. Give me a nudge if I turn into Derek Acorah.