Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Happy US Publication Day Single in the City!

THE EXPAT DIARIES: SINGLE IN THE CITY relaunches today in the US!

"An American Bridget Jones in London", twenty-six year old Hannah moves across the pond only to find she's completely ill-equipped to be there.

US fans, I hope you'll enjoy reading about Hannah's adventures as much as I enjoyed writing about them!


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Saturday, 1 March 2014

The Expat Diaries series gets a makeover

Nearly four years after publishing my debut with Penguin in the UK, and independently publishing it in the US, The Expat Diaries series is getting a makeover!

I wonder if any author is truly happy with her book when she goes back to read it after it's published. For me there've always been things that niggled, so I spent a good part of January re-editing the series, and on March 25th it relaunches in the US.

I'm definitely a little bit in love with the new covers for the series!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Rather Exciting Publishing News!

(Apologies in advance for the overuse of exclamation marks)

I'm thrilled to announce that Harper Collins (Avon) will be publishing my next two novels in the UK and Commonwealth territories! Huge thanks to my tireless agent, Caroline, and to my new editor, Lydia.

Actually Lydia is also my old editor, since she launched Single in the City with Penguin all the way back in 2010 (my, how time flies). I'm so excited to work with her again!

My first Avon-published book will be called ... drum roll please...  

The Curvy Girls Club

The Curvy Girls Club will be published in the UK in June 2015, but you won't get me to keep quiet for that long. I'll do a Christmas novella this year through Notting Hill Press, and Weightless, my Valentine's week short story, is available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Plus, The Curvy Girls Club will be published by Notting Hill Press this summer in the US and Canada! So stay tuned for a sneak peek at the North American cover!

(The overuse of exclamation marks has now been concluded. We are sorry for any discomfort this may have caused)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Author-inscribed books: they're not just for Christmas

...But they Do make great Christmas presents! When you buy an eBook or paperback for a friend, I can make it just that little bit more personal by inscribing it for you.

Amazon.com has a clever Give as a Gift button on the book's page, where you can add your message, your friend's email address, the the date that you want the book sent. 

Amazon.co.uk  is a bit more of a faff, but you can send a gift card to your friend and let them know it's for a book. The order page is here.

To make an eBook inscription request, pop along to Authorgraph and be sure to tell me in the note who the book is for and who you are, so that I can personalise it for you. The inscription will go to whichever email you include.

All of my books are available in paperback on Amazon globally, and I can inscribe them for you with a bookplate that I'll send to you to stick into the front of the book.

Just order your books on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com or the Amazon in your country, and go here to tell me who to inscribe the book to, the occasion, and who you are so that I can make it nice and personal :-)

I'm happy to sign as many as you'd like!
Happy Christmas and happy reading,

Monday, 28 October 2013

Wedding Cupcakes!

Hello! For the bakers amongst you, I thought you may like to have the cupcake recipe I used for our wedding cupcakes... they're very easy and delicious!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Christmas is coming early... at least for me

Sleighbells ring, are you listenin'? In the lane, snow is glistenin' ... Well, not exactly, but I have to pretend that it is, because I'm writing my Christmas novella!

One winter wedding, two happy couples, three Ghosts of Boyfriends Past. And a very uncomfortable weekend.

Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her positively Scrooge-like. When she arrives for the weekend at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come?

Christmas Carol will publish globally on October 24th

Monday, 1 July 2013

SUNLOUNGER: The women's fiction anthology of the Summer!

I'm incredibly proud to be part of SUNLOUNGER, the women's fiction anthology that launches today! Thanks to the fabulous Belinda Jones, more than 40 fantastic women's fiction authors have come together with short stories set in exotic locales ... from St Petersburg to the South of France, Dubai to Thailand. My little story, Cabin Pressure, is based in Hong Kong.

It's been a long time in the making, and we had such a fun time back in February doing the photo shoot - here are some pics...

This makes perfect holiday reading, and is available globally on Amazon:

Amazon UK
Amazon US

Happy Sunlounging!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Killing for the greater good

... characters, that is... what did you think? I'm a chick lit writer who bakes cupcakes - not exactly the serial killer type, am I?

© Njnightsky | Stock Free Images
I've been struggling for the past several months with a manuscript. I've got the story firmly in my head, and I love it. I began writing at the beginning of January, and nearly three months later, I have 5,000 words to show for it. At this rate I will finish it right around the time Her Majesty's government sends me my pensioner's bus pass. 

Something has been stopping me, throwing up roadblocks and sapping my motivation. Why wouldn't I want to write this book?