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A date for the release of The Frog Prince

I wrote the first draft of my adult novel The Frog Prince during my sixth month residency in the Randell Cottage, Wellington, in 2018. It is a dual narrative. One storyline is set in Kassel, Germany, in the early years of the nineteenth venture when the brothers Grimm were beginning to collect the folk stories they would later publish as Household Tales. The second storyline has a contemporary setting, mainly in northern France and centres on the disappearance of a young teacher, the author of the first storyline. The book embraces historical fiction, is a love story and a mystery all rolled into one.

The editing has now been complete and the pages set. The cover is especially striking.

The release date is February, 2022 and the book will be a Vintage imprint of Penguin Random, New Zealand.

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