I’ve had to keep this news quiet for a while, so I’m delighted to share the details of my latest novel The Girl Who Couldn’t Leave that comes out on June 25th and is available to pre-order now! You can read the blurb on the following links or check out my FB page for a link.
The good news is, as mentioned, this is an update on a trio of books! I'm delighted to report that I've signed another two-book deal with Bookouture and there are titles lined up for 2022 and 2023! The details of this are over on the Bookouture blog so here's the link.
Love and light,
In my last blog, I shared my excitement about The Day that Changed Everything being shortlisted for the shorter romantic novel category. For anyone wanting to join the celebrations, here are the details here…
The Romantic Novel Awards 2021This year’s online Awards event will be streamed live from 7 PM on Monday March 8th. Everyone is welcome to join in and watch the live event. There is no need to register to do this.
You can imagine my delight when I discovered there was more than one book and shortlist to celebrate! The French version of 99 Days With You (99 Jours Avec Toi) has been selected for the Prix des Lectrices and it’s open to reader votes (in French speaking countries) until March 15th. https://editions-hauteville.fr/prix-des-lectrices/
With that amazing news, it’s a delight to see that book becoming available in more languages! It’s now out in Estonia and is due out in Germany in August! It’s so nice that at a time when we’re in lockdown and limited to where we can go, that my words are still managing to go on journeys. Here are the Estonian and German covers…
I’m looking forward to celebrating the success of all the writers on Monday and celebrating with my family after all their support.
Gosh, what a roller coaster of a year we’ve been having. Just as things seem to be improving, we get another curve ball. Since the beginning of this year I’ve had my girls at home. Fortunately this time they are being taught remotely so with some help from their nan, I’ve been managing to get on with some work. I’m glad to say that I’ve managed to get the revisions in for my June release and I’ll be able to share more details about that next month.
In the meantime I have news about my other books of the best kind! First up, The Day that Changed Everything has been shortlisted for the RNA awards Shorter Novel category. This is such an honour and something I’ve always hoped would happen. As you can imagine, receiving this news in the year we’re having has been an amazing boost. The winners will be announced in an online event on the 8th March so I really have to hope I don’t muck up the DIY haircut I need.
Since my last post, The Missing Piece underwent a makeover (I’m not jealous!) and now has a gorgeous new cover. Not only that, I’ve also signed an audio deal with WFHowes so it will be coming out in audiobook later this year. It really has been quite the few months and I’m so glad I get to share another book with you later this year.
Time is flying by recently. I think with my girls back at school, I’m having to cram what I can in to play catch-up. Unbelievably it’s only two weeks until The Missing Piece is published and I’m delighted to say it is also on Netgalley and getting great early reviews. I really hope while we’re all going through a period of missing something this book can help fill the gap for a few hours.
In other book related news, I’m delighted to be able to say that 99 Days With You has sold in Germany and Estonia taking the number of languages to 6! This is truly something I never expected to see happen in my lifetime and I’m so thankful.
I plan to do a Facebook Live at some point on publication day so please give my page a like if you haven’t already.
I also wanted to send a thank you to all the readers who’ve discovered my work this year. It has been a huge blessing and made a difficult year easier to see not only my current, but my older titles doing so well and dancing their way up the charts. What a year it is proving to be in more ways than one!
Such a vast amount has happened since I last blogged at the beginning of March. The UK went into lockdown on the 22nd March and since then I’ve had to balance home schooling and working in the frightening situation we’ve all found ourselves in. In April my nan passed away as a result of Covid and that in itself added to how difficult this time period has been. We’ve also had happy times as a result as well. My partner who doesn’t live with us moved in to make life easier for all of us and on our first walk after lockdown (I had to shield for 12 weeks) he proposed and we’re now engaged. My twins are very excited to have a wedding in the future and in fact performed a lockdown ceremony for us in their bedroom.
One of the things that I’ve found a real solace during this time is reading. I’ve managed to read more early reads for author quotes and it’s been a real pleasure to lose myself in imaginary worlds when our own has been crooked.
It seems the same is true for a lot of others as The Day that Changed Everything saw a second surge of sales during lockdown and I’d like to thank everyone who has chosen to find hope in the stories I write.
While some industries have had to stop, I’ve been lucky to sign several contracts during lockdown (e-signatures are great even if it takes me about 58 attempts to make it look anything like my actual signature!) and I’m delighted that I’ve signed another two-book deal with Bookouture. The next book is called The Missing Piece and is due out in October and is available on Kindle Unlimited. The Missing Piece is a double love story about finding the people you need at the right time and it’s full of heart in every sense. I’m really looking forward to it being available on Netgalley and I hope readers love it as much as I’ve loved writing it!
Alongside those I’ve signed some more foreign deals and will share covers and details on here when they’re available.
I’ve just about managed to do my revisions during lockdown and now my mum is able to babysit again, I’ve started Book Eight.
It’s been a busy and unsettling period of time that isn’t over yet and I’m so thankful to those of you who’ve chosen stories of hope at this time. Sending a big hug to everyone because I think we all need one.