Dear All,

After many challenges and difficulties attributable to the virus-which-must-not-be-named, I am super happy and relieved to announce that my upcoming novel Spirits of the Ice Forest now has a tentative release date: March 31, 2021.

Between now and then, I’ll be working with Tamarind Hill Press to finalize the prose and to conjure up a cover, which I will share with you all first.

2020 has been a tough year for humanity. I’ve had it pretty easy. Where I live – Victoria, Australia – we had hard lockdowns for two waves, which were not easy for people but they’ve kept our numbers low. Nobody can bring back the lost time, nor can they bring back the loved ones lost to the pandemic. Lockdown is temporary. Death is permanent.

One city that didn’t escape a serious outbreak was London, where publisher Tamarind Hill Press – of Mighty Mary and now of Spirits of the Ice Forest – is based. Life is rough on an upstart business, especially an independent publisher, at the best of times, when Tamarind Hill was still very new on the scene when Mighty Mary was released. For a pandemic to have hit when the company was less than three years old, I can’t even imagine. It is because of the perseverance and hard work of the Tamarind Hill team that I’m able to make this announcement to you all now.

My deepest thanks are in order, and our congratulations to them for weathering the storm. Stay strong, ladies and gentlemen. It isn’t over yet.

Stay safe and sane out there folks.

Best Wishes,