Monday, 28 September 2015

Author Interview

It is now only two days until the release of my book and I am sitting wondering where the time has gone. Since the meeting where I heard my book was to be published, life has been a bit of a whirlwind. In the run up to my launch night I have been busy preparing essential things, such as buying my dress, ordering cake toppers of my book cover to put on, well, cakes! I have also found the time to answer some interview questions from Fiona, on the Authors Interviews site. You can read my interview here

My author profile is also now live on Amazon here, with my updated cover image on the pre-order link page.

Thanks to everyone for all of the support and encouragement on the lead up to launch day. It means a lot!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Launch Night

So excited to reveal that my book launch event for my YA debut Follow Me, will take place at the Argyle Street branch of Waterstones in Glasgow on Friday 9th October. I love nothing more than browsing the shelves of Waterstones, (and buying books to add to my already over flowing bookshelves), so it feels amazing to know that I will get to launch my own book in one of their stores!

There will be drinks, nibbles and of course book signings on the night so I hope you can join me in celebrating!

For those of you further afield my book will be available to buy from other branches of Waterstones, independent book shops and Amazon from 30th September.

You can read a coming soon blurb on the website of my publisher, Strident, here 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Book Cover Reveal

The cover design for Follow Me went through some last minute, quite dramatic, changes the other week and I am delighted to be able to reveal the final finished version above. The artwork/photography is by artist Ida Henrich, and I am really happy with how it turned out. It makes everything feel very real seeing my name on a book cover!

I was lucky to be consulted about my cover (I wonder how many authors are?). My publisher, Strident, even asked me to write a short brief of any ideas I had before work began. I had always visualised woodland being central to the image as Eddison Woods is a central feature in my story (and leads to the Barn). I love the green light in this too.

The release date is 30 September, so not long to go now. And as any writer knows, this is when the true work just begins :)

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

First Blog Feature

Hi all,

Just a short post to alert you to the fact that I am featured on Margaret Montgomery's fantastic blog, Notes from the Blunder Ground, today. You can read the post here 

Margaret's debut novel, Beauty Tips for Girls, was released in March, published by Cargo, and is a brilliant book. (you can read my review of that here).

You'll maybe notice from the image on Margaret's feature that the cover for Follow Me has gone through some last minute changes... I'm still waiting on the absolute final version, but it will look pretty close to that one and I love it!

The release date is creeping ever closer...