I have been touring around the internet for two weeks in July and August 2018 talking about the new novel, answering interview questions, and appearing in My Weekly magazine with an exclusive short story. Here are the stops along the way!
Links to each of these blog posts, and a few extras, are shown below.
So, here are the links:
25 July: Day 1 and I’m chatting to author friends Elaine and Francesca at WriteMindsWritePlace about the book, my writing life, and IVF, on the day it reached its 40th anniversary! Read the interview here
26 July: Day 2 Publication Day!! and I wrote a blog post for My Reading Corner about infertility and how it is portrayed in fiction. Read about it here
27 July: Day 3 and a lovely review of the book from Vicki Bowles on her Vikbat blog. So glad she liked it! Read her comments here
28 July: Day 4 and I wrote a blog post for Shaz’s Book Blog about the power of numbers. It’s no coincidence that I have included a number in the title of my book. Find out why here
29 July: Day 5 Another great book review from Stardust Book Reviews, and read a Q&A session about my writing and my inspiration for the book here
30 July: Day 6 How I moved from writing magazine short stories to novels, and what the differences are. The Long and The Short of it, with Wendy Clarke. Read it here
31 July: Day 7 Introducing a disabled character. Talking to Sincerely Book Angels about my character Natalie, living life in a wheelchair, with a short extract from the novel. Read it here
1 Aug: Day 8 and a chat with fellow author Roger Bray about my book, my writing, TV and cats! Here
2 Aug: Day 9 with Short Book and Scribes has an extract from Chapter one – the moment my couple Kate and Dan meet for the first time. Read it here
3 Aug: Day 10 and wow! Such a detailed review of the novel from On The Shelf Books. ‘A great summer read that will keep you on the sunbed until you’ve finished the entire thing!’ Read it in full here
4 Aug: Day 11 No blog post, but a short story called ‘Labour of Love’ in My Weekly magazine, plus a lovely comment from the fiction editor
5 Aug: Day 12 and I’m off to Florida! Well, electronically, anyway – with a lovely interview on the Novel Blondes blog in the USA – their first interview with an author. I am honoured! Read it here
6 Aug: Day 13 and the tour comes to an end with author Karen King who prefers not to interview the authors but the characters! Meet Beth…here
I was thrilled to find that three more bloggers had written about me and the book, with glowing reviews, without me asking or even knowing they were going to do it.
And last but not least, I made a VIDEO!! Here I am visiting the Harper Collins offices in London and chatting to my editor Kate Bradley about the book and its central theme of forgiveness. What makes a relationship crack? Or hold together? Which mistakes could you forgive? And which would be a step too far? It certainly makes for a good talking point. Watch it HERE!
With enormous thanks to everyone who hosted me on their blogs, reviewed the book, liked and shared the posts on social media, and of course to everyone who bought FIVE UNFORGIVABLE THINGS. I really hope you enjoy reading it