The Secret Lives of The Doyenne of Didsbrook is my current novel-in-progress and it is a murder mystery spoof.
The idea for ‘The Doyenne’ came from a short story called An Honest Review, which made the longlist in the Fiction Factory Short Story competition at the beginning of 2019. The short story revolved around the members of the Didsbrook Authors and Writers Group, better known as DAWG.
I had so much fun writing it, I decided to keep going and turn it into a novel. By the end of 2019, and still called An Honest Review, the opening sequence made the longlist of the Flash500 Novel competition. Somewhere around the start of 2020, I gave it a new title, the Secret Lives of the Doyenne of Didsbrook. and made the longlist of the Retreat West Best Opening Page of a Novel competition.
Am hoping to finish it by October 2021… in the meantime…