“With technology becoming so complex and overriding ethical boundaries and our ever-expanding push into space, we have to develop our senses to their fullest potential. We have to evolve faster.”
The Hatch is my next work, scheduled for release in December 2019. As with my previously published works, it is also inspired by people’s ability to adapt to changing environments. Whereas before, I looked to history for stories of how we rely on hope, family and dreams to drive adaptation and survival, in The Hatch, I look to the future.
Migration is another common theme. Previously, my novels followed a family’s journey from one city to another, then one country to another. The Hatch takes us much further afield, imagining a world in which we can travel from one to planet to another. Yet one thing remains the same, the migrant is still vulnerable on arrival and at risk of exploitation. It is a time and a place where having a sixth sense and other abilities can come in useful, leading to alliances of a very helpful kind.
It is to be published by Odyssey Books.