These days my second greatest passion is sailing, and in particular, sailing long oceanic passages to warm exotic climates. This winter I took a break, but I usually crew up around October with some stranger on a sailboat and cross the Atlantic, staying in the Caribbean until spring, writing and sailing around in warm and windy seas. But it's also about travelling, and scratching those itchy feet.
You wouldn't think it from these pictures but I often get some of my longest spells of writing done in the warm places where life is so much fun.
A naked young man turns up in Haiti, claiming to have set sail from England with his parents… two centuries ago! For psychologist Dani Corby, it’s a straightforward case of Paranoid Disorder. But her professional judgement is challenged when, under hypnosis, his extraordinary tale comes to light; a vivid account of escape from his pirate captors into a terrifying world of myth and magic. The enigma deepens when a strange old woman hounds Dani with dire prophesies about her patient, and when the young man falls to a mysterious illness, she sets out on a dangerous, career-blowing mission to save his life.
I must warn readers that this story will keep you turning pages far into the night, and its paradoxical conclusion will have you thinking long after you’ve closed the book.
Bicentenary, by Mike Rothery, is available now on Amazon, in paperback and Kindle editions. UK readers can buy it at www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0712487QZ at the pre-order price of £2.99 until 16th June, with equivalent deals for overseas customers.
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In July 2015 I went to Greece to move onto my yacht, Island Spirit with the intention of sailing around the world while continuing to write novels. Here you can catch up with the story so far…