Accent Press are an independent
publisher but with a high profile and some well-known authors. Unlike JMS Books
(my old publisher) who are based in the USA, Accent Press are based in Wales.
People who have been following my blog for a while will know that Wales is a place very close to my heart and having a Welsh publisher has to be a good
thing as far as I'm concerned.
Accent Press will be publishing my next
novel, His Majesty's Confidential Agent,
a story of spying and skulduggery set largely in Argentina around the time of
the Napoleonic Wars. I am also contracted to write another John Williamson
JMS Books has been very good to me, but
they have developed to concentrate on LGBT romances and the John Williamson
books, although the leading character is gay, did not fit that well with their
other titles. His Majesty's Confidential
Agent has no gay characters, so that didn't fit there at all. It therefore
seemed best for everyone concerned if my books went to another home. JMS will no
longer be publishing The White Rajah
or Cawnpore after the end of February
but Accent Press will republish them under their own imprint.
I am very excited about this move,
which will mean that my South American adventure will finally meet its public
and that my existing books will have the chance to find a new audience. There
are also plans for further novels, of which more news later.
It's early days but the contracts are
signed and things are slowly beginning to move. I'll let you all know more as
details get worked out.
I know some of you have been reading
this for a while and I have had lovely support from people I have never met but
who I know through this blog. Thank you all so much for helping me get to this
Now I'll shut up and get on with
working. I have books to write and a publisher waiting to publish them!