Black Wood has a cover!

While I’ve been busy working on my edits from my lovely editor, Karyn at Black and White Publishing (who misses NOTHING, by the way – but that’s another story…) the designers have been working their magic on my cover… I can’t even express how much I love this cover! The woods… the yellow… the font… the creepy little girls…

I’ve had some fantastic review quotes already, and I am so happy with the one that’s been used on the front – it fits the book perfectly! Thank you Fergus and thank you to everyone who’s read an early copy and told me how much they enjoyed it. It’s a scary thing, letting people read your first novel, but I suppose I better get used to it 🙂

Can’t wait to see it in the bookshops… roll on March 2015!

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I’ve got a book deal!

I went through various titles for this post. From the businesslike ‘Announcement: Book Deal’ to the mass-overuse of exclamation marks and swearing. In the end, I settled on the simple ‘I’ve got a book deal!’ which is basically all I’m going to be saying to anyone I bump into for the foreseeable future. Sorry.

I’m  delighted to announce that my debut novel BLACK WOOD will be published by Black and White in Spring/Summer 2015.

Here’s the link to the official trade announcement in The Bookseller.

THANKS (a billion) to my fantastic agent, Phil Paterson at Marjacq, for sticking by me, despite my constant ‘are we nearly there yet?’ badgering over the last few months. As he may have now realised, I am not very patient 😉

I’ll bore you with more details on ‘my path to publication’ soon… but in the meantime, thank you to EVERYONE who’s supported me along the way.

Anyway, I thought this song was apt. Sing it with me… ‘Holiday… Celebrate…’

P.S. I’ve also just joined the Society of Authors and the Crime Writers’ Association… Can I call myself an author now?