what I'm writing just now

In addition to hammering away at the first chapter of Queen of Swords, I’ve been working more seriously on a contemporary novel that I have had blocked out for some time. It’s set at a (fictional) small private college in the south, and is as yet untitled. Or I should say as yet with many possible titles, the one I’m favoring at the moment is Tied to the Tracks.

Here’s the blurb:


When Jo Mangiamele’s struggling film company is hired to make a documentary about their writer in residence, it seems her luck has begun to turn. Except that the university where she must spend the year filming happens to be the very place where John Grant, a former boyfriend and perennial thorn in her side, is chair of the English department.