A new version of Clara

I am very pleased to say that I’m working on the story of Clara Saunders again.

After a long period of thinking about her, sending her to publishers, revisiting her, writing other things, I am definitely ready for this re-write. And I am looking forward to making it work for a slightly different audience this time.

Basically, it’s still a great story. It’s full of humour, tall tales, life and death struggles and hard-won triumphs. And as always I love the process of writing. Once a story has grabbed me I want to explore all the possibilities. No matter how often I revisit the material there is always something new to discover. Now that Cate Sutherland, at Fremantle Press, has suggested a slightly different focus for the story, I couldn’t be happier.


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