Day two of this #meettheauthor series and here’s my favourite book. Or one of them, at least… there are several!
I read Toni Morrison’s Beloved in sixth form at school, again on my uni course and a third time for my creative writing MA! Hence all the highlighting and notes… one of the reasons I love this copy so much.
I’m doing something over on Instagram (find my account here) called #meettheauthor and I thought I’d bring it on over to my website too.
Authors are posting images to fit with a theme each day. Day one was where do you write?
The sales figures are in for the first week of If I Die Before I Wake being on the shelves and I’m thrilled to say that it went straight in at number 18 on the hardback fiction chart… making it a top 20 bestseller!
More than 1,400 hardbacks were sold – a fact that I am still trying to get my head around. Thank you, if you were one of the people who bought it.
On February 6, I’ll be at Foyles in Charing Cross Road, London for the Vintage New Writers Evening.
Pick up a slice of pizza and a drink with myself and two other debut authors, Imogen Hermes Gowar and Mary Lynn Bracht. We will be discussing our writing process, the road to publication and what lies beyond.
Whether you’re a budding writer yourself or simply interested in the creative processes of others, the focus of the night is on discovering new voices in contemporary literature, providing insight into how these authors write and what it’s like to be an author at the start of your career.