Hello, everyone – it’s January, so a very happy new year to you all!
I have to say, the very nicest thing about having my new book coming out in January each year is that it gives me something to look forward to in what can otherwise be a bit of a gloomy month.
I love the build-up to publication day (Thursday 23rd), I love the excitement on publication eve, and my favourite part of all is seeing the reactions of readers on social media when the book arrives with them, either downloading on to their e-readers at midnight or arriving, all shiny and brand new and smelling of clean paper, in the post.
It just means the world to me to know that people are out there waiting to read about the new characters I’ve spent a year creating. It’s even better when people contact me to let me know that they, their mums and aunties and their daughters and best friends all love to read my books! (And sometimes men read and enjoy them too!)
Anyway, this year I shall be away from home during publication week, touring the South West of England with lovely ‘guest’ writer friends, meeting booksellers and readers… and hopefully you too! The book is called IT STARTED WITH A SECRET, it’s set in sunny Cornwall and the events will be great fun, so do come along if you can. (Full details below.) Let’s all have something to look forward to in January!
Happy reading and lots of love,