I'm thrilled to find THOSE PEOPLE in the Daily Mail's Best Novels to Put Under the Tree! Books are the best gifts, especially signed copies or editions with sprayed edges. There might still be a few hardbacks of THOSE PEOPLE with teal edges - or you could always wait till Boxing Day for the paperback and ORANGE edges...
OUR HOUSE is a Kindle Daily Deal today - which means for the next 24 hours you can snap up the ebook for 99p! Lordy.
What's black and white and read all over? (And orange.) The cover for the UK paperback of THOSE PEOPLE, that's what! Out on December 26 - I won't count down the days because it will freak us out how close to Christmas we are...
Morning! Some really lovely news: the Reading Agency has relaunched its Quick Reads campaign and announced its stories for 2020! In case you don't know, Quick Reads is a project that promotes adult literacy (one in six adults struggles with reading in the UK). You may remember that funding was withdrawn a few years ago and Jojo Moyes stepped in to save the project - what a rock star! Well, I'm honoured and thrilled to be a part of the 2020 list - I've contributed a short story to a collection called A Fresh Start, alongside shorts by stars like Ian Rankin and Sophie Kinsella. Novels include The Donor by Clare Mackintosh and The Little Dreams of Lara Cliffe by Milly Johnson and each book is just £1. You can read more about Quick Read and please help spread the word - the more of us who support this, the greater the life opportunities for everyone. Thank you x
I'll be leaving my postcode on NUMEROUS occasions in September and October to talk about Those People. If I'm in your neck of the woods, please come along and we'll talk neighbours we love to hate (among other subjects)...
I'm so proud that OUR HOUSE has been shortlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2019! It's such a brilliant shortlist, which, as The Bookseller notes, features five female authors to one male. I'm liking that ratio. A huge thank you to the mighty Goldsboro Books, whose award is the only one in the UK that mixes books from established authors and debuts, literary and commercial fiction, and all the genres. I'll let you know how I get on on the night!
OUR HOUSE shortlisted for the Capital Crime Amazon Publishing Best Crime Novel of the Year Award 2019!
I'm so happy that THOSE PEOPLE is out today in hardback and ebook in the UK and Commonwealth countries! A huge thank you to everyone who's read, reviewed and recommended it pre-publication, including those generous souls quoted below. You can find the hardback in all good bookshops, but I recommend Waterstones as your first port of call for their exclusive edition (signed and with a bonus short story, plus, most importantly, teal spredges!)
My second US release THOSE PEOPLE is published in the US and Canada today! I can't wait to hear what readers think of Darren, Jodie and the residents of Lowland Way with whom they do bloody battle...