Well, what a year it’s been, but hopefully we’re now setting out on the road to recovery. The sun is shining, which always helps, I’m slapping on the fake tan like nobody’s business, and we’re able to start socialising again . . . in a careful way, hooray! (No holidays this year, just being allowed to see people in real life is enough excitement for now, I feel.)
Excitingly, today sees the paperback publication of And Now You’re Back, which is a huge thrill for me. Plus, I’m meeting up with a group of lovely writer friends for drinks and an ‘outside’ lunch – I’ll try and take photos and post them, but it’s our first get-together in sixteen months, so we’re all going to be very overexcited and might forget!
Thank you so very much to everyone who’s already bought and loved And Now You’re Back, and I’m hoping many more of you who prefer paperbacks will now discover and enjoy the story too. It’s set in the glorious Cotswolds, and is based around a stunning luxury hotel, its staff and guests. It also deals with the dilemma of coming face to face with the person you’d once thought of as the love of your life, when they suddenly burst back into your life after many years away . . . Ooh!
And, as people always ask where I get my ideas from, I can tell you that in spring 2019 I did a wonderful book event at the Porch House Hotel in Stow-on-the-Wold, and fell so madly in love with the place that I announced to everyone present I’d have to use it as the setting for my next book. Well, I did! The story was a joy to write because the characters were just so much fun to spend time with. As always, there’s a feelgood mixture of fun, personal dilemmas, a drop of sadness but much more laughter . . . I truly hope you’ll love it.
Ooh, also, the other news is that my next book will be published in hardback in January 2022, no cover available yet but the title is Should I Tell You? (No, that’s not a teasing question, it’s the actual title!) It can already be pre-ordered, and is a sunny seaside story with some of my favourite characters yet – exciting!
I’m more than happy to hear from my readers, so do feel free to get in touch – I’m there on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, always delighted to welcome an interruption from working on the next book. (Don’t tell my publishers I said that. . . )