First public appearance talking about If I Die Before I Wake – and other news

This week I had my first public appearance talking about If I Die Before I Wake – at an event at Cheltenham Literature Festival.

It all went really well. I couldn’t have asked for better company on stage, being interviewed by Caroline Sanderson alongside Imogen Hermes Gowar and Mary Lynn Bracht. Their excellent debuts are also out in January – Imogen’s The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock is a hilarious 18th century romp about a widower, a courtesan and a grotesque mermaid; Mary’s White Chrysanthemum is a heartbreaking but beautiful story about Korean sisters separated by war. It was interesting to have three such different books being discussed in the same event.

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Reviews coming in for If I Die Before I Wake

Bound proofs and e-book versions of If I Die Before I Wake have been going out over the last few weeks to reviewers and bloggers, and the verdicts are coming in. It’s a terrifying process but so far I’m really pleased with the comments people have made – and I can’t really be unhappy with a 4.5 star average on Goodreads! Continue reading