To celebrate the publication of my new novel, The Light Between Us, we're having a blog tour! These are all the places where you can read reviews and bits about the book every day across the next 2 weeks. Exciting! ✨I'll add the links to the blogposts below, so they're all collected in one handy place.
Introducing the cover for my second novel, THE LIGHT BETWEEN US, coming August 9th.
It’s a novel featuring light and time, dusk and dawn, day and night... summed up so beautifully in this cover! (Imagine those gold sparkles on a shelf!) Designed by Beci Kelly at Transworld, who also designed the HOLD BACK THE STARS paperback.
There is some kind of alchemy involved in finding the right book at the right time. I truly believe there is a specific and perfect time in anyone’s life to read a story—you just have to cross your fingers and hope that you’ll cross paths with it, or have the book pressed into your hands by a loved one, precisely when you need it the most.
I wrote about reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger exactly as I went through my own personal heartbreak - and how cathartic that was.
A big week for my little book.
First shortlisted for Starburst Magazine's Brave New Words, an award recognising original genre writing, today Hold Back the Stars was announced as a finalist for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Eeeee!
Run by the Romantic Novelists' Association, the awards -- called the RoNAs -- are fascinating in that they celebrate the best in romantic fiction each year, honouring works in Contemporary Romantic Fiction, Epic Romantic Fiction, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal and Speculative Romance, Young Adult Romance and Shorter Romantic Fiction (with the RoNA Rose Award). It's fantastic to see an award recognise so many genres and facets a love story can take.
Now, this is a cool thing. An award for genre writing that considers novels, blog posts, short stories, screenplays, poetry, and anthologies. Run by Starburst Magazine, 'Brave New Words' boasts not only an impressive spread of different mediums, but the perfect sci-fi play-on-words title.
I'm so thrilled to be shortlisted - alongside some properly great genre writers, too! Here is the shortlist:
Every writer has a music playlist for their book. Don't they?
At the very least a brain trailer reel - the music you imagine the scenes of your book set to.
I, personally, use music as a way to transition from my day job back into the world of the novel each evening; I listen to a varied playlist as I drive home from work, letting the music lead my imagination away from Microsoft Outlook and office politics, and back towards the meteor showers, light-up dance floors, and first dates in abandoned observatories of the story I'll be writing when I get back home.