Sarah Ferguson plans to continue on with her new career as a novelist! The Duchess of York recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's show Front Row, where she mentioned the fact that she has signed another book contract.
Sarah Ferguson talks "friendship and collaboration" with co-author
Sarah Ferguson explained that she feels she's put "into a box" by society as people have certain expectations of her, with what she decides to do often called into question. While she mentioned that everyone experiences "self-doubt," she shared that it was the close bond she developed with her co-author for the project that made her want to sign a second deal.
Ferguson said that she and Marguerite Kaye found it "exciting to grow together in friendship and collaboration" while working on Her Heart for a Compass, which was released August 3. She said that they were "both very unified" during the process of writing the book, which made the Duchess of York want to team up with Kaye again. Their second novel together will also be through the same publisher, Mills & Boon.
Sarah Ferguson wanted to write Her Heart for a Compass for years
Sarah Ferguson then went on to talk about why the world's current circumstances allowed her to write her debut novel, which she revealed had been on her mind for over 15 years. "The pandemic also tapped me on the shoulder and said are you going to waste your life and never do what you want to do?" she said.
This led the Duchess of York to think about if the heroine of Her Heart for a Compass could allow her to her realize her dream. "I wondered whether it's time to give me my own voice, and I wonder if Lady Margaret is helping me do that?" Ferguson reflected. "I think she is." Earlier this month, she also commented on the fact that both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have written books of their own.