I had some amazing news this morning – If I Die Before I Wake has been longlisted for a major award.
I’ve had a quieter few weeks cracking on with book two (I’m 25% through the first draft!) so it was lovely to get out to chat about If I Die Before I Wake again this week.
I did an event as part of The Bath Festival with fellow debut authors Guy Gunaratne and Kim Sherwood and we had a great evening discussing our roads to publication, our writing processes, inspirations and everything else in between.
I just received these beautiful copies of the Dutch translation of If I Die Before I Wake.
Als ik doodga voor ik opsta is out now – available to buy here.
Doesn’t it look great?
Life is quietening down a little a month after publication of If I Die Before I Wake, but there’s still plenty of good stuff going on.
At the end of last week I went on air with BBC Radio Jersey to chat about the book – with a little help from Jersey library they have chosen it for their book club this month. Have a listen to that interview here – from about 1hr 32mins.
Then there was a lovely surprise as Jeff Noon reviewed If I Die Before I Wake for The Spectator. He really seemed to get what I was trying to do with the novel.
“In the darkness of the stilled body, this is a novel which glows with life.”
Jeff Noon, The Spectator
In other news, a “collectible” version of the book has appeared for sale on Amazon – a signed first edition for £30. As I told all of you who bought a copy at my launch – they’ll be valuable one day! Ha!
I woke up to the first day of February and some amazing news – If I Die Before I Wake was an Amazon bestseller!
With a great deal running at the moment – the e-book is 99p on Amazon – the sales of the book have had a really good week, and it peaked at number four in the Amazon fiction chart. It was also number one in the Kindle crime thrillers chart for a while.
Isis Publishing – who recorded my audiobook with Finlay Robertson reading as Alex – interviewed me to celebrate its release.
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