Thursday, June 21, 2012

Onward and Upward

Tristan da Cunha Island

Okay, get busy! That's my admonition to myself. The Girl Who Dreamed of Ships is on its way into the world. The next project is a book I started many years ago--and stuffed it into the file cabinet when my life suddenly got more exciting. It's about a boy and an island and an extinct volcano that woke up and all that happened after that.

Some of the story is historical fact--like the island of Tristan da Cunha and it awakening. That the entire population of the island, just under 300, was evacuated. From there on a twelve year old boy named Thomas appears on the scene and makes his way for almost three years alone--except for Binka and Shag, of course. How can a boy manage without his dog and his donkey, after all. The book is more than half written. I'm hoping to finish before the end of July.