The 27th of August marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Knowing Nora. So, as a kind of anniversary gift, I’m here to tell you that the sort-of sequel Finding Hope will be (hopefully) available to buy by the end of the year—I expect around the end of November 2016, if all goes to plan.
Despite the fact that Knowing Nora takes place years before Finding Hope, in reality, I actually wrote Finding Hope years before I even considered writing Nora’s story.
For those who haven’t had the chance to read Knowing Nora yet, I won’t spoil it for you. However, having written Finding Hope, I felt that there was a lot more to tell of Nora’s pure and hopeful character, and to explore what motivated her to be so secretive, even with those she loved more than anything. I also thought that, given there wasn’t much said about Hope’s upbringing, it was a little difficult to appreciate the extent to which she had strayed from who she was, and wandered into the self-destructive path we find her on.
Even though Nora and Hope react very differently to adversity, and are almost complete opposites in the way they live, they are still very similar as they are both deep thinkers and are tormented by the depth in which they love (even if they won’t admit it). These two characters were the two most difficult for me to write because their stories are so raw and emotional. For that reason, they have both stayed with me long after I had finished writing them.
I will keep you updated when I receive an official release date of Finding Hope. In the meantime, you can find out how the story begins with Knowing Nora, which is available now from Amazon, pegasuspublishers.com, and to order from all good online bookstores.
Hope ends when you stop believing. So if all else fails, make sure you always have hope.