On Saturday I returned home from a holiday in Cornwall. My family and I had a lovely week visiting some pretty cool places. This isn't the first time I've been to Cornwall. I've been holidaying there for years and have family that live in Penzance. In all the years, I've never been up St Michael's Mount which is off the coast of Marazion. This time we finally went up to look around the magnificent castle at the top of island.
Que a combination of jelly legs and story ideas! I'm not sure what came first (probably the jelly legs - it was high!) but despite the fear of somehow tumbling off the top of the castle I thoroughly enjoyed myself! The scenery was breathtaking and the castle incredible. There was even a chapel at the top of the castle which had this amazing statue that reminded me so much of Fern's Flight and the war between the angels of Clan Vitae and Queen Adrielle's demons. I'm so close to completing Fern's Flight... about a chapter or so left. It's getting to be a lot longer than I'd originally anticipated and this has a lot to do with the fact that I'm starting to tie in the overarching story for all the Sisters of Hex books! It's all coming together beautifully (at least I hope so). I can't wait for it's release sometime in September!
Cornwall itself has always held a special place in my heart and if you've read my urban fantasy book - Divided Souls - you'll find that some of the story is set in Cornwall.
Piece of trivia: 'Clayhill' the manor house where Bertram Ash lives (a character in Divided Souls) is set in Cornwall. Clayhill is the name of a family home we actually had in Madron, Cornwall, and remains named that way to this day.
Currently I'm writing Finding Their Muse trilogy, the first book of which is set in.... yes, you guessed it, Cornwall! This book is a dark contemporary reverse harem, and has some real Gothic elements. Think Wuthering Heights merged with Phantom of the Opera! The first book Steps will be releasing (hopefully) this autumn. But, it all depends on my current WIP's and now that I'm back to work at my day job, time!
I would recommend visiting Cornwall to anyone, it's full of history, incredible villages and towns and has some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK.