Dear Readers – thank heavens 2016 is done and dusted! It’s been a crappy old year for a hundred reasons and I’m so glad it’s gone. New year, new opportunities and a time to look ahead and embrace the future. Before we do that, I’d like to take a quick look back at 2016 to thank all the people who have helped me during the year. You all know who you are! Friends old and new, family near and far, and all the lovely folk I’ve met through social media who keep me smiling. That includes the kind and generous readers who have read my books over the past year and written about them or rated them or otherwise shared their thoughts. Thank you so much! And a particular thank you to those reviewers who chose my 2nd novel Song of the Sea Maid as one of their favourite books of the year in 2016:
A Lover of Books:
Thanks to those lovely readers.
Looking forward to 2017, I’ve got a new book out! Yes, on April 6th 2017, my 3rd novel will be published. THE WILD AIR is the story of a female pilot in the Edwardian era, the very early days of powered flight.
Here’s the blurb:
In Edwardian England, aeroplanes are a new, magical invention, while female pilots are rare indeed.
When shy Della Dobbs meets her mother’s aunt, her life changes forever. Great Auntie Betty has come home from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, across whose windswept dunes the Wright Brothers tested their historic flying machines. Della develops a burning ambition to fly and Betty is determined to help her.
But the Great War is coming and it threatens to destroy everything – and everyone – Della loves.
ARCs are available now from Hodder & Stoughton, so if you’re a book reviewer and you like the sound of it, then do get in touch with Veronique Norton at Hodder to see about a proof.
So, that’s the old year and the new. I wish you all a happy, healthy and hopeful 2017, my friends. 🙂