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My next book, which should be finished around 1st June, 2015, is my first deviation away from the Waldorf Manor series since I became an author. But the story isn't new to me. I started writing this book when I was 13 years old. It started out as a story about twin girls who were sent back to England to live with their aunt and uncle after their parents died. Through circumstances alone, they are then sent to a girl's boarding school when their aunt and uncle are seconded to the continent for work. The story was about some dark things happening at the school and the relationship between Sam and Kate Bennett (recognise the last name?), but I stopped writing it after five years. I gave up. I'm not one to usually give up so I think I had to step away and do the acting thing for awhile until I knew that writing was where I wanted to be permanently. I still do voice-over acting as a British dialect where we live in the US and I miss musical theatre more than I can say, but to be able to rediscover a book I started as a young teenager and rework it into something to be enjoyed by this niche market fifteen years later is a real honour. The original story about the twin sisters and their time away at school is now a different book and in progress, scheduled to be released later this year or early 2016. I'm actually still debating on the title. I don't know if I want to keep it Sam's Silence or the original title of Gap Year. Since I am not a 'plotter' and don't plan *any* aspect of my books before starting the writing process (nor do I plan at any point as I carry on working), and am instead a 'pantser' I really can't say which title until I see where these characters take me. As I've said before, I just show up and start typing. They know where they're going and what the story is. It's usually news to me! #authorproblems I know
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