Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Jigsaw Puzzle

I've been really slow at updating a couple of my blogs over the summer - too busy travelling and then catching up with lots of friends. But autumn has now arrived here in Scotland - my favourite season. And I had great news yesterday - I have now signed a new contract with MuseItUp Publishing for my next tween book, The Jigsaw Puzzle. It should be published around March 2013, if all goes to schedule.

Here's the blurb to maybe whet your curiosity. This book has a slightly creepy fantasy element and a rhyming puzzle to solve.

The Jigsaw Puzzle

Twelve year old asthmatic Daniel is sent to stay with his bossy cousin, Amy, her mum, and two cats in the Scottish countryside during the Christmas holidays while his parents try to sort out their problems. Daniel expects to be bored, until Amy finds an old jigsaw puzzle in the attic. As they make the jigsaw, Daniel’s holiday soon turns creepy.
In between, they discover the cottage and nearby woods are in danger from land developers and Daniel and Amy need to find the missing Title Deeds. Daniel discovers a rare flower growing in the local woods, and when he hears the call of the endangered Scottish Capercaillie bird he suspects the woods might be saved. But where are the title deeds to the cottage?
After they eventually complete the jigsaw, and find a strangely written puzzle hidden in the box, Daniel and Amy find themselves trapped inside the empty Victorian version of the cottage with no way out. Will they solve the puzzle and find their way back to the present before it’s too late?
Can't wait to see what the cover artist will come up with for this one!


  1. I can't wait to read it! I love these kinds of books.

  2. Sounds a great plot,Rosemary and I'm sure it will have a wide appeal -not only to children!

  3. Wow! What a totally gripping story.
    I'm also fascinated to see what the cover artist comes up with and I hope you'll share it as soon as you can.
    Very best of luck with this. I will certainly read it.

  4. Thank you so much for that, Lynette!