Romantic Fiction from Erindale Publishing|
Discussion by the author, Courtney Seligman
The Erindale Tales are a series of novels set near the Erindale River, which flows through Erindale, an imaginary land similar to early 19th century Britain, as viewed with nostalgic remembrance of "simpler" times. The Foreword to Two Pigs and a Chicken describes the setting:
The resulting sequel, The Maiden All Forlorn, kept growing until it was too long to be published as a single novel. In the end I broke it into three novels and added three more to expand upon the original storyline. The six volumes tell a tale spanning forty years and three generations, ending a few years after Two Pigs and a Chicken, so they are to a certain extent prequels as well as sequels. (An Author's Note at the end of The Maiden All Forlorn, which was published in July 2010, establishes the tone and setting of the series.)
I originally expected to work on the series in earnest, to ensure that new volumes were published every year or so, but due to an extended illness and a contractual commitment to write a different series of novels beforehand, things were set back a bit. However, all problems have now been resolved and I have returned to work on the Erindale Tales; so the next volume (An Unsuitable Suit) was published in February 2017, and the next two ( A Year To Remember and Just Jamie) were published in 2020, Poor Emily should be in print by the end of 2021, and The Colonel and The Lady and Blind Man's Bluff (which completes the series as currently planned) should be in print before the end of 2022.