'What is Lucy going to do next?' I kept getting asked.
And, 'When is the next Lucy Bee book coming out?'
Well, the new book, Lucy Bee & Soline, third in the Lucy Bee trilogy, has been out for several months now, and although it sold out in its first printing, it has recently been reprinted and so is available again.
As to what Lucy does next, the adventure begins when French exchange student Soline arrives.
Lucy is now 15. Her friends have their career paths sorted but Lucy is floundering. She can't decide what she wants to do with her life, what she wants to be.
When she welcomes Soline into her family home, she has no idea their friendship will lead to a visit to France and a discovery that will pave the way for an exciting career she's barely even dreamt of.
Soline, wanting a change of scene and adventure, travels to New Zealand. She's only just settling in when her sister calls from France with disturbing news - the chateau will have to be sold.
With Lucy's help, Soline searches desperately for a way to save the home her family have lived in for generations.
Does the past hold the answers?
How important is heritage in making your who you are?