Today I've decided to share a little something special with you. I am normally very secretive when in the middle of writing a book because so many things happen through the process - titles change, plots twist, and sometimes the whole project needs a major overhaul. This time, though, I'll give you a glimpse into my work-in-progress. Maybe it will inspire you to go back to something you wrote a while ago, or to persevere with a current project, or to sit down with a blank page and pen that tale you've always wanted to.
So far, I've written four adventure novels in a series aimed at 8-14 year-olds. My focus has been to craft family-friendly, edifying, and instructive Christian fiction that includes a sound dose of thrilling danger.
Books 3 and 4 in the series were published a year ago. Since then, life has been busy and historical novel-writing challenged me beyond my expectations. (I will go back to edit that draft in the fullness of time :) It seems fitting that as autumn descends again, the Baker family has returned for another adventure.
Without further ado, I announce that the working title for this project is...
Baker Family Adventures
Prisoner of the Pyrenees
And here's the working synopsis:
The Bakers are going about their ordinary business when Briosa del Quera bursts into their lives. She is an orphaned Catalan girl who is still reeling from her grandfather's death. His last words instructed her to find people called ‘Baker’ and get in contact with a secret agent they know—but Jigson has gone missing in suspicious circumstances and not even his agency is able to contact him.
Detective Mortimer says that Jigson was last seen in the Pyrenees mountains, and the Bakers are determined to find him and help Briosa get to the bottom of the plot against her grandfather. But as their journey through northern Spain becomes a breathless race to avoid villains and meet allies, they begin to wonder if Briosa has really told them everything. . . .
From a desperate car-chase to a stealthy escape from a Spanish fortress, the Bakers are tested to the limits of their courage and their trust in the Lord. Can they find Jigson and stop a global conspiracy, or will they all become prisoners of the Pyrenees?
Whew! A lot will probably change in there as I continue to work on the story and its details, but hopefully that's given you an idea of what I'm scribbling. If you'd like to read about the other Baker Family Adventures, you can find more information here.
Caitlin R. Hedgcock is a Christian author who aspires to use storytelling for God’s glory. She lives with her family in England's picturesque county of Hertfordshire. Visit her blog or Facebook page to find out more.