After a seven year hiatus, I’m pleased to announce the new and improved Her Majesty’s Gardener with new chapter illustrations by the illustrious Christopher Lynn.
For those of you may not have even been alive at the time, Her Majesty’s Gardener is an online serial teen romance adventure novel that I started writing back in 2004. Unfortunately, after completing the first five chapters, I had to put it aside. (Single parenthood is not as conducive to writing as J.K. Rowling’s experience would lead one to believe. Go figure.) The idea was that I’d come back to it when my daughters were a little older.
Well, guess what? My daughters are a little older.
If you’re new to Her Majesty’s Gardener, here’s what the book jacket would say if it was a real book and it had a real jacket.
Grim normally would have spent the summer mowing widows’ lawns in his small Idaho hometown. But when he lands a summer job in England caring for the grounds of one of the Queen’s lesser-known castles, he’s thrilled.
Princess Victoria normally would have spent the summer practicing her impressive repertoire of rude hand gestures on the paparazzi who hound her everywhere she goes. But when security concerns force her to cancel her trip abroad and spend the summer cooped up in one of her grandmother’s dilapidated ruins, she’s appalled.
Oil, meet water.
With so much in common, what could possibly go wrong?
(Yeah, I know. I’m still working on that last line.)
Finishing this thing could be interesting, to say the least, and I’d love to have you along for the ride.
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