Beyond the Realm of Night

Jane Dougherty, writer extraordinaire 😀

Jane Dougherty Writes

Freed from the useless worrying about sales and promotion, I am looking over the final volume of The Green Woman. There will be a few final adjustments but I am pleased with how it has turned out.
Some of the passages startle me a little as they were written before I started writing poetry, but the images are there in embryo. My writing style has changed over the course of the story, and has become more lyrical (if I dare use such a loaded word) and more detached from the expectations of YA literature. There is no reason at all why teenage readers shouldn’t enjoy this story, but I hope that it will appeal to adults just as well.
This final chapter is high in colour and optimism where The Subtle Fiend was dark with a hint of despair. Although the regime of the Protector and the Elders was…

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