next gothic

james writes…

Hello Ms Paver. sorry i'm being nosey but wondering if you are going to continue onto a fourth gothic novel. I've brought copies for a few youngsters who have been a bit slow in picking up the reading habit and they have all been devoured – especially "Thin Air" – honestly the only recent book in the genre that comes close is "The Little Stranger" but too long for godchildren. If you're writing i shan't expect a reply but will be keeping a lookout for reviews. Thanks for the very good reads, i listened to the first two cycling to work and frequently took a longer route to Shoreditch to squeeze another 10 minutes in….V Best…..James

Michelle Replies…

Dear James,

No need to apologise and you’re not being nosey at all!  It’s always lovely to hear from readers who have enjoyed my books, and I’m delighted that my gothic stories,  particularly THIN AIR, have gone down well.

As it happens, I am indeed working on another gothic story.  It will be  shorter than WAKENHYRST, ie of a similar length to DARK MATTER and THIN AIR; and it is set in a rainforest.  I’m afraid that’s all I can tell you at the moment, as I never like to talk about a book while I’m writing it.  And I don’t know when it will be published, because I still have lots of work to do on it.  However I hope that has given you something to go on;  and thanks  again for getting in touch.

With very best wishes, Michelle