Foxes and other stories

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I’m not a big fan of the whole new year thing. It makes me want to go hide out in a cottage on some icy northern loch in Scotland, miles from anywhere. But I’ve got to admit 2014 was significant. I got published. I sold some books. I made some amazing friends. I’ve had some of the sweetest conversations ever about This is Not a Love Story and was floored when people told me it had changed the way they thought about homelessness and the kids they see on the street. These are things that made my heart hurt in a good way.

This year I have two stories coming out with Dreamspinner Press and one with Harmony Ink Press.

Innocence is due to be published sometime in March-I’ve just finished edits on it and although I don’t think it’s as emotionally heart wrenching as This is Not a Love Story, I did have one editor tell me it left her in tears quite often.

After that is The Glass House with Harmony Ink sometime in April/May.

And then Falling with Dreamspinner in May/June.

My aim for 2015 is pretty low key. I’m not pushing and pushing to finish the next and then the next. I’d rather let the stories I want to write spread their wings and grow, and for that I (and they) need time. There are two I desperately want to finish this year- Foxes and All Cats Are Grey. And I’m considering self publishing both. Mainly so I have control over pricing and publication dates.

Both these stories mean a lot to me and both will consume me utterly while I’m writing them. Foxes is my baby right now. It’s about a homeless kid who is searching for his best friend’s killer. And somehow it’s managing to be one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever written. I’ve had some really positive feedback on it so far so that is really spurring me on 🙂

All Cats Are Grey is about autism, synesthesia and falling in love. I have over half of it written.

I’m sure I will probably write more than these but I’m keeping space in my calendar to write for the Goodreads free fiction picture challenge sometime May/June too 🙂

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About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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7 Responses to Foxes and other stories

  1. xlorix says:

    I’m not really a party girl myself, remote, countryside always appeals to me. Of course I’d need internet to download new books, Amazon one touch is surprisingly addictive. 😉
    Good luck with all your writing goals for this year. It really blows my mind that TINALS was your debut novel! I can’t wait for more of your stories to hit the shops!

    • sukifleet says:

      Thanks, Lori ❤ It's amazing where you can get 3G these days–the most remote place I've been half way up mountain in the Lake District and my kindle had 3G and my phone had nothing 😛

  2. dawnsister says:

    Just can’t wait to see all of these stories in print, and all of the other exciting things that 2015 will bring.

  3. Have to admit that I’ve never heard of synthesia before and had to look it up. Wikipedia explanation had me confused, so had to delve even deeper. Think I understand it now or least better! Look forward to seeing how you write this into a storyline.

    • sukifleet says:

      Synesthesia is fascinating! When I heard about it years ago, I just wanted to know more. I think words having a colour/taste/sensation is perhaps the most common but some people experience visual effects upon hearing sounds such as music.
      My character has a sound/sensation response which is interesting to write 🙂

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