(A short fiction cycle in progress.)
In many of the Gold Adornments stories I was developing ideas and characters for my next book – My Own Private Ida Show. It’s a short story cycle that’s developing into a novel about Ida (David Essex’s No 1 fan) and her daughter Emily.
When Emily marries a wealthy man Ida is pleased she won’t face the struggles that she had as a single parent. When Emily and Luke have children, and Ida becomes a grandparent, she assumes that she will be part of the family. This is her journey from rejection to independence, before she takes on the fight of her life.