Consuela (Chronicles of Palladia) has been brought back, in a new, rewritten format that had the story switch settings about as drastically as is possible. I’ll be talking about the story in depth a little bit later on from now. Since Consuela was originally published much after the books I’m discussing now, I’ll put off saying much except that it’s now back on the market after being unpublished for about 4 years.
It was quite a shock to me to transfer this story from a fake-history setting that was vaguely 19th century Italy to something more dystopian like the Palladia world. In fact, I’d expected this work to vanish altogether. It disappeared without a trace soon after being published in 2014 and I wasn’t even quite sure why I wrote it. I felt something about it was . . . not a world I wanted to dive back into. For years I didn’t even open the story, which was loosely based on some incidents in Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers, with women as the characters instead of men.
But this story, like so many things in the Palladia world, just showed up again and wanted in. It expected attention and it was quite sure about belonging to Palladia. As I worked with the characters again I grew to like them more. Nobody was more shocked than I was that Consuela was still here, let alone the direction it took. But whenever I write about Palladia, things don’t always go the way I’d expect. They go the way the world of the story has decided.
And there will be more updates.
I've always been a writer. Author of 9 published books. Most recently published A Year with the Harrisons, a variation on Little Women. Next year will be publishing The Prince's Ball, a futuristic fairy-tale adventure.