What’s in store for 2017?
January 1, 2017
Hoppy New Year!
Morning! I hope you had plenty to to celebrate over the festive season. Although I had a great writing year, it goes without saying that 2016 was a very tough and turbulent one for many people. Like a lot of us, I felt passionately about some of the world events but I had to try and turn off the TV and avoid clicking on every news story.
We went on holiday to Australia in December and I realised, while being away from the media and out among the amazing wildlife, that whether I watched the news or not, nothing changed. So my resolution for 2017 is to do all I can to make a positive change on issues I care about where I can – by signing petitions, lobbying my MP, sharing stories on social media etc – and when I can’t do anything, to focus on my writing.
Will I keep it? You guess!
New books to look forward to
Hurrah! I’ve just finished the final book in the Cornish Cafe series and it’s going off to my editor this coming week. My ed has returned from maternity leave and I’m looking forward to working with her and the fantastic Avon team again. Confetti at the Cornish Cafe is out on May 29th…
I hope to bring you exciting news of new books early this spring and I’ll have some greatnews for fans of my Pippa Croft Oxford Blue series, over the next few weeks.
Thanks to you, my readers, Christmas at the Cornish Cafe peaked at #7 on the Christmas Kindle chart and was number 1 on Kobo for a week. It’s been a source of heartfelt pleasure to me that so many people have enjoyed the story of Demi and Cal so far – and thank you for your fabulous reviews on Amazon and Kobo.
Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to be invited to the Harper Digital Christmas party along with authors from Avon, Harper Impulse, HQ stories and many more. It was a truly happy occasion held at the top of the ‘Baby Shard’ with a glittering theme of silver and blue. Here are a few pictures including one of the Cafe series up in lights..
That’s it for now, I hope that 2017 brings you all you’re wishing and working for. I’ll be back very soon.